Long story, my family is southern and very traditional, my sibling is having some serious problems and can't be included and it is killing my parents/grandparents. They would be very happy to have a wedding without attendants.
My fiance thinks a wedding without a wedding party would seem weird to the guests. I feel like he doesn't care as much about having his groom's men as he cares about the opinion of the guests on his side. But I feel like having a bridal party will only bring attention to family drama that I would rather keep to a minimum on my big day and would hurt peoples' feelings.
My question is (honest answers please) is it possible to have a very traditional (church & country club style) wedding without attendants? Would it seem weird? Have you been to a traditional first wedding without attendants and thought it felt strange or wrong? thought it worked well? I would really appreciate any insight that anyone could give me on this one. Thank you!