How many attendants and who should we include?
There is no trend anymore. You can have 1 or 15 bridesmaids and groomsmen. Maybe the couple want their closest friends standing next to them. Maybe they want family members standing next to them or both friends and family members.
Sometimes it’s a cultural decision as well. Many may want to respect their cultural traditions and some want to slightly change that.
What about the “kids” in the wedding party. Junior bridesmaids, flower girls, ring bearers are all up to the couple. Many couples decide not to have any children in the wedding party, others have a niece or nephew or maybe their own child that they want to include in the wedding celebration. You may see a flower girl but no ring bearer. Or a ring bearer and no flower girl. And don’t forget our furry friends. Get the picture?