A few of our groomsmen are married, and their wives aren't happy about them escorting my bridesmaids down the aisle or dancing with them at the reception. What can I do?
"You can compromise by having the groomsmen enter with the groom at the beginning of the ceremony, the bridesmaids enter one by one, and then the bridal party 'couple up' only for the recessional," suggests Swanson. "I personally suggest skipping the formal bridal-party dance during the reception because, let's face it, it's awkward to have to dance with someone you don't really know, especially in front of a bunch of people and a camera. Instead, invite married couples to join you on the dance floor for an anniversary dance that celebrates couples who have been married for various lengths of time."
"Stick with your preferences about how you would like your bridal party to participate," adds Seizert and Baer, "but if you have sensitive friends, be sure to seat your bridal party with their spouse or date so they feel comfortable."