photo by cait rose photography
“The choice of who witnesses your marriage is in your hands. We want to help guide you in the direction that matters most to your unique situation and values.”
This month, we teamed up with Gilded Social and owner Tanya Hartman to create a resource to help engaged couples navigate the process of choosing their bridal party and crafting their guest list.
We began our conversation for this piece around the time many couples were having to make the hard decisions to cancel / postpone / modify their wedding celebration. Like Grace Jones wrote for Season earlier this year, this gave couples the opportunity to rethink what mattered most to them, and for some, even have the wedding they may have originally wanted without the fanfare or influence of others. This resulted in the rise of microweddings and mini-monies, postponed parties for the following year, city hall ceremonies, or small, in-person weddings with a video stream for the rest of the guest list. (Shoutout to all the 2020 couples who made it through this emotional rollercoaster).
Tanya and I wanted to offer our combined advice from our years of wedding industry experience for navigating this sometimes-tricky task. Pandemic or not, most of the themes outlined in our guide are intended to be timeless. Intentionality is now becoming more of a focal point, with having to entertain smaller guest list sizes and rethinking logistics such as location and travel, but I believe it will be a value that's here to stay.
People are a huge piece of a wedding celebration. The choice of who witnesses your marriage is in your hands. We want to help guide you in the direction that matters most to your unique situation and values. We’ll give you tips and questions to ask yourselves as you choose your bridal party and guest list. It is our true privilege to help you think intentionally about who you want to bestow this great honor upon.