Yes, we had a big wedding party, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! The wedding party was a bit of a debate for a few days between Mr. S and me. I was worried that we weren’t supposed to have such a big wedding party with such a small guest list. I kept reading all these articles about what percentage your wedding party should make up of the total guests at your wedding, and I would relay the information to Mr. S. Finally, after a few days of talking about it, he said to me:
“Look, I don’t care what ‘they’ say we are supposed to do, we are going to have who we want to have in our wedding party. These guys have been a huge part of my life, and I want them standing next to me on the most important day of my life. I really don’t care how many of them I’m supposed to pick—they all have to be there. These are my people.”
And I was kind of like…”Whoa, yeah, you’re right.”
I got so caught up in all the rules of weddings I forgot to look at the bigger picture. I knew that it meant so much more to the two of us to have our closest loved ones in our wedding party than it did following some percentage rule. So after that brief
argument conversation was over, we agreed to have the people who had been through so much with each of us, many of them for our entire lives, and forget the percentage/numbers requirements.