One question I get asked a lot, is who should I have as part of my bridal party?
My answer in short? "Whoever you want, there are no rules!" This is something I tell my brides in most areas of their planning - "There are no rules, you do you! It's your day!"
That being said, it's not always as easy as that when it comes to choosing your bride tribe. Choose those that will stand by your side as you go from Miss to Mrs. Those that will support you through your planning process and those that will hopefully be there to support you in marriage through all the ups and downs.
Should you choose family members, can you have friends? In answer to that I would say think about the following questions:
Will they support you throughout?
Will they be a shoulder to cry on should you need it?
Will they be dancing up and down in excitement with you, when you final choose your dress?
Will they help with any DIY wedding bits if needed?
Are they up for the challenge of planning your hen do?