When I think of bridesmaids, I imagine a row of identical, pretty faces standing duitfully by my side while I recite my vows. However, my husband Michael and I already had a simple wedding ceremony last November, so we're only throwing a reception this second time around. I still wanted to find a way to incorporate my girlfriends into my special day, so instead of asking them to be bridesmaids, they're my "wing girls."
I figured that if guys can have wingmen backing them up in tricky situations, why not have my best gals around to support me? Wing girls help out with planning and provide emotional support, but unlike bridesmaids, their tasks are on a volunteer basis-not mandatory. I don't want them to feel obligated to throw me a lavish bridal shower or wear identical dresses to the wedding.
There's Kate, my best friend since the eighth grade; Carrie, a fun, sassy coworker from San Diego; Kelsey, my bestRead More »from Why I'm Having 'Wing Girls' Instead of Bridesmaids