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Brittany Asks: Wedding Party Etiquette?

Is it customary to ask your fiances sister-in-law, who you are not very close with, to be one of your bridesmaids?

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  1. Alex


    Regardless of what proper etiquette may dictate, I believe a wedding is for the Bride and Groom, and if there is something which may impede their enjoyment of their wedding, plans, party or otherwise, than you should not include that individual however, the caveat is that feelings may be hurt, and you may be losing out on a new potential friend. Just do not let others decide for you. Go with your gut.

  2. elizabeth


    It is not customary but it is usually a nice gesture. Bridesmaids should be those closest to the bride. Some SIL will feel left out if not included but in the end the decision is up to the bride!

  3. Ferinoosh Khosravi



    Dear Brittany,
    I would say even if it’s not customary, it’s good to ask since regardless of your relationship with her right now, she is a part of your new family and I am sure that will be expected from your new in-laws. So my answer is to invite her. Thanks F.

  4. Amanda

    amanda @ baci



    There are truly no rules to who you have to ask to be in your bridal party. If you aren’t close with your future sister-in-law, you may want to ask her to be a part of the wedding in another way – maybe as a reader or a guest book attendant!

    Happy Planning!