When it comes to talking about our wedding, I want to be a realist. I don’t feel right coming on to the ‘Bee and giving you fluff about the day, and paint a picture that wedding planning is “oh so fun” and that it’s been smooth sailing. We have run into issues and plenty of them. I don’t want to turn this into a negative post, but it’s more so just to give you a little insight of what’s been going on behind invites, ribbons, and veils.
Since the day Mr. W and I got engaged, we both knew who we wanted to have attendants in our wedding party, from our flower girls to ushers and hostesses. His sister and my brother were not included in our actual bridal party. My brother is going to be an usher, but Mr. W’s sister, well, she hasn’t been slated to be anything. It sounds harsh, but neither Mr. W nor I have a relationship with his sister. She moved out of state four years ago, and even before that they barely spoke. I have a very close relationship with my brother, but Mr. W doesn’t. So I just didn’t expect him to have him be a groomsman because I feel your bridal party should be people you are close to. I think my brother was actually relieved to not be a groomsman. He just had my adorable niece CiCi and, well, being a new family man is his priority, and that’s OK!
Personal image / That’s CiCi! Hopefully she can cooperate as a flower girl.