How many bridesmaids did you/will you have?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How many bridesmaids (including maid of honor) did you/will you have in your wedding party?
    None : (4 votes)
    4 %
    1 : (11 votes)
    10 %
    2 : (8 votes)
    8 %
    3 : (24 votes)
    23 %
    4 : (23 votes)
    22 %
    5 : (13 votes)
    12 %
    6 : (5 votes)
    5 %
    More than 6 : (13 votes)
    12 %
    Other (e.g. two bridesmaids and one "bridesman," or honor attendant) : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m having three. Any more and it would have blown out of proportion (one of those, “if I ask person A, then I have to ask person B” situations). Nice, small, easy to wrangle, and cheaper!


    Post # 4
    1931 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Not sure- we’re having a “private destination wedding” alone (read: elopement) and then a civil ceremony back in the States so my two new SILs might wear “bridesmaidy” dresses for those photos but we’re not sure just yet. Whatever they wanna do, really, I don’t honestly care.

    Post # 5
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have 6. I love them all. My wedding is in 2 weeks and there have been 0 issues.

    Post # 6
    1952 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    4 BMs and a MOH. 45 days, and a couple of girls stepping down, but easily fixed by girls I wanted to include anyway 🙂

    Post # 7
    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I had 2, but I also had 3 bridesmen (my brothers)

    Post # 8
    1112 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I meant to have 5 but one dropped out last minute, so 4.

    Post # 9
    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    4 of my best friends and my sister. FI gets to decide how his sister will participate. Right now I’m counting her as a BM, but he’s started talking about having our cat bear the rings and having her as ring bearer bearer.

    Post # 10
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I’m having three of my best and oldest friends stand up with me. I wish I could have a fourth but since we’re having a small wedding, it might be out of proportion.

    Post # 11
    3213 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

    I voted 6, but one was a bridesman.

    Post # 12
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I wanted 2 or 4 at the most….i am having 8 now…bc of things that came up 

    Post # 13
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    If I have a DW, 2 MOH’s, if any. If I get married at home, I want 4 (2 MOH’s, 2 bridesmaids) for the symmetry. I was planning to ask FI’s sister that he’s very close to, but he also has another sister who he isn’t close to. I don’t know what to do in that case. But I can’t have an odd number of bridesmaids. It would drive me crazy.

    Post # 14
    2534 posts
    Sugar bee

    I had three bridesmaids and a maid of honor. All good friends of mine

    Post # 15
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I had my MOH and two BMs and it worked out great. My BFF since we were in third grade was my MOH.  My other two BMs were my sister and the woman who forms sort of a threesome with me and my MOH; she and I are so much alike and get along so well that even though she lives across the country, whenever we talk or see eachother, its like no time has passed at all.

    There were times when I wondered if I should have just had my MOH and my sister, just because they are the two I can GUARANTEE will be in my life forever, but I also doubt that my other BM would have been able to make it to the wedding if she weren’t a BM, and I can’t imagine not having her there.

    I kinda wished I had asked my SIL (who lives with DH and me) to be a BM as well, but… 1. she is super shy and didn’t really want to stand up there, be in all the photos, etc, 2. it would have really been too much to have four BMs when there were only 35 guests, and 3. then DH would have had to have another groomsman and he didn’t really have anyone in mind (yes, I know, you can do uneven bridal parties, but I personally could never handle the lack of symmetry).

    Post # 16
    1256 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Just my sister as MOH. I never have been into the bridemaids thing. Added perk that she can pick any gorgeous dress and it doesn’t have to work for anyone else. 

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