(Closed) Do you have to have an even amount of people in your wedding party?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

I don’t think it will look silly! 🙂 but I had 5 in mine and my husband had 6 in his. It’s not a big deal at all! 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That’s exactly what we had!  I thought it looked fine. Here’s a pic because I am shamelessly throwing these all around the boards these days.

 

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We have the same numbers.  Uneven wont look weird! You shouldnt have someone you dont want in your bridal party if you dont want them there

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I have 5 bridesmaids but he only has 3 groomsmen.  Yes, it’s uneven but that’s life I guess.  We only chose the people we really wanted to stand up there with us on our wedding day, so we aren’t going to add ‘fillers’ just to even things off.

 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I hope it doesnt look weird. We have 8 bridesmaids and 6 groomsmen.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

So far I have 7 and I am asking one more.

FI has to ask 6. Don’t know if he wants to match my girls with 7 of his friends, but I wouldn’t mind it being uneven! NBD.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ours sides are even, but I think it’s ok not to be even.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

DH had 5 guys and I had 3 girls.  I thought it looked great.  

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are even…3 on each side. I think it’s fine to not be even I am just OCD with my own wedding lol.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our sides were even (6 people each) but they certainly don’t have to be.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.

We had 5 and 4 and it was no issue at all. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think if it is easy to adjust and you have people that you want to add, then even it up.  But at the same time don’t think it’s a big deal if they aren’t even.

My Fiancee had less people she wanted (she just doesn’t have a lot of close friends here yet) so I simply had her set how many she wanted in the bridal party and went from there.

A small peice of possibly useful advice.  I had two friends that could both filled the role of best man… so I had one of them get setup to be able to marry people (costs like $30) and he was going to be officient.  That might help solve the problem.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Mrs. Aardvark:  I think this actually looks the most even because the groom usually blends in with the groomsmen.  Sorry grooms!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My fiance will have 5 groomsmen, I will have 3 bridesmaids and a bridesman 🙂  It might look weird, but having the right people up there was most important to me.  Plus, my maid of honor won’t have to walk down the aisle alone if the best man is standing up front with the groom!  I will admit, I went to a wedding once with seven bridesmaids and THIRTEEN groomsmen, and it looked a little weird.

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