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Is there a limit to how many people I can have in my Bridal Party

"Is there a limit to how many people I can have in my Bridal Party?"

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Is there a limit to how many people I can have in my Bridal Party?

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No. The average wedding party has approximately 3 bridal party members each side. A large bridal party would be 5 or more each side. I have seen as many as 16 bridal party members on each side.

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How many people can I have in my bridal party?

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Bridal party sizes range in size from 1 (each side), to about 5 (each side). Over 5 seems to be less common in secular western weddings.

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Do I have to have a Bridal Party?

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No, many couples get married without a bridal party.

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Can you provide Music if I am having an outdoor ceremony?

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Yes, my sound system is the latest remote wireless PA, requiring no mains power. It is Ideal for beach and park cermonies.

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What should I do if I am having second thoughts about getting married?

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It is common for brides (and grooms) to feel nervous or anxious prior to their wedding ceremony. In many cases the feeling of 'wanting to run away' dissipates after the ceremony. However, my best advice would be to seek the opinion of a Marriage or Relationship Counsellor.

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Can my bridal party be involved in the Rehearsal?

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Yes, it is important that as many people who are involved in your wedding attend the rehearsal, including bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls and page boys.

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What shoes should my guests and bridal party wear at a beach ceremony?

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It is best to wear flat sole shoes (not heels), or no shoes at all.

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What is the historical relevance of the bridal party?

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Historically, the bridesmaids surrounded the bride on her wedding day in order to ward-off any evil spirits. In theory, the spirits would be tricked and go after the bridesmaids (instead of the bride).

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What do I do if I have fallen-out with one of my bridal party members?

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My best advice (if the issue cannot be resolved), is to politely let them go from the bridal party. You do not need any additional pressures on your wedding day.

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How do I know where my bridal party will stand?

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When we do your rehearsal, you will be able to decide where and in what formation you want your bridal party to stand. Generally, the bridal party will stand on either side of the couple, slightly turned-in (about 45 degrees) towards the couple.

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Can my bridal party sign the back of my Marriage Certificate?

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Yes, in fact anyone can sign the back of the marriage certificate, including friends, family and even pets.

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What is the traditional order of bridal party entry at a ceremony?

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Flowergirls (or page boys) first, junior bridesmaids next, followed by bridesmaids, then senior bridesmaids, then maid (or matron) of honour.

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What happens if members of my bridal party cannot make the Rehearsal?

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Members of a bridal party are often unable to attend, usually due to work commitments or that they simply live too far away. This is not an issue, because (after you have been to the rehearsal) you can explain the format and procedure to them prior to the wedding day.

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I read that you are also an accomplished pianist?

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Yes, during my daily life I am a piano mentor, as well as having performed as a pianist from a very early age.

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What is Consanguinity?

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This is the term used to describe intimate relationships between people who are related.

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Where do you perform ceremonies at Bram Leigh?

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I marry couples either in the Gazebo or the Chapel (which holds about 100 people).

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Can you do a Welcome to Country at our ceremony?

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Yes, I believe it is important to acknowledge (if requested) the indigenous people of our land.

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Do you do any Bridal Expos?

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Yes, I appear at many bridal expos, including the Yarra Valley Bridal Expo, and several smaller expos run by Bram Leigh, Riverstone and Linley Estate.

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We are wanting to get married at the Shrine of Rememberance in Melbourne, is this possible?

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No, the Shrine of Rememberance in Melbourne is strictly off limits as far as weddings are concerned.

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Where do couples get married in Southbank?

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The most popular venue for having a Ceremony, is Crown Towers (a part of Crown Casino).

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Are there any Wedding Ceremony venues in Epping that you can suggest?

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Yes, I suggest you consider Manor on High as a venue for having your ceremony.

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If we want to get married in Hawthorn, where can you recommend we have our ceremony?

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I recommend having your ceremony at the exclusive Leonda by the Yarra.

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Is there a limit to the number of Guests at a Ceremony?

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No. Although (if you are planning an indoor ceremony), some chapels are quite small. Guests may end-up standing or (worse), guests may have to stand outside.

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What is the tradition for having bridesmaids?

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Bridesmaids were traditionally believed to be decoys, protecting the bride as she made her way down the aisle. Any lurking spirits were expected to take the bridesmaids first, believing them to be the bride. As the bridesmaids were taken away, the bride was free to make her way happily to wedded bliss.

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Do I need to have a special permit if having a home ceremony?

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No, although you may want to check parking and noise restrictions in your local neighbourhood.

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