Wedding Attendants: Groom Wants Bride to Include His Sisters as Bridesmaids

A groom-to-be insists his bride include his three sisters as bridesmaids — even though it’ll cost her family extra (and she doesn’t know them). What should she do?

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The Wedding Guru says: Etiquette offers a guide to good behavior, but it is by no means a law or written in stone. What should be a “law” is how you and your daughter behave toward her future husband’s family! Your wedding is a wonderful place for you to show that, when you marry, there’s no such thing as “his family” and “your family.”

That being said, I truly believe that your daughter should include her future sisters-in-law. Yes, that will add to the budget — the bride and bride’s family are responsible for bridesmaids’ flowers and local accommodations. However, undoubtedly this is an expense that would be very well worth it!

What do you think? Share your comments below.

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Congratulations — you're involved in a wedding! Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride or hubby-to-be, an attendant or a guest, Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all your need-to-know questions about your nuptials.

Judy Lewis is the founder of, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites. In her spare time, Judy loves to compose poetry and create collages. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and business partner, Jon.



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