There are so many details that never occurred to me before I became a bride. Among them are all of the considerations that go into building the bridal party. Of course, the overall approach is simple—choose some of your nearest and dearest and ask them to stand with you on your wedding day—but in practice, I found that there were many things we needed to consider when we were building our bridal party.
One of the first discussions we had after getting engaged was about our bridal party. Mr. Crab has a group of absolute best friends from college. They were housemates their senior year in college and have been in almost daily contact since then. Their friendship and group dynamic is really great, and they truly love each other. Mr. Crab will be the sixth of their group of seven to get married; he thought it would be cool to have all of his friends participate as groomsmen. OK, six people seems reasonable, but of course, he also wanted to include his best friend growing up and his siblings. This made for a grand total of 10.