How many bridesmaids did/do you have?

posted 1 year ago in Bridesmaids
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My family tradition has that only siblings be in the wedding party, so since there’s only one sister, she’s the sole bridesmaid.  No one’s feelings got hurt because there was a very well defined (and well precedented) line.

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m having 4.  My sister and 3 of my closest friends.  I think 4 or 5 is the perfect number.  More than that gets to be a bit too much IMO. 

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have 4 - my sister, FSIL, and two best friends.  I don’t think anyone was offended by my choice – if they were, they never said anything!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

1.  I had my sister as maid of honor.

 

I’d been in 7 weddings before my wedding.  There was always drama circling the bridesmaids and frankly, I didn’t want to have to deal with that shit.  There were a couple friends I really contemplated making bridesmaids, but in the end, I stuck with just having my sister.

 

It worked out great.  I didn’t have to deal with anybody NOT liking her dress, or shoes….we found my sister’s dress at the JCP clearance section for $50.  I was able to buy her really nice jewelry to wear with her dress and I got her a new Coach purse as a bridesmaid gift.  

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am having 2 bridesmaids and a MOH. My MOH is my sister and my bridesmaids are my FSIL (Engaged to my Brother) and my cousin. My other brothers girlfriend really wanted to be a BM since they have been dating 4 years and I know her really well, but I didn’t ask her because she is only a gf and they are only 18. It was a little awkward at first and I felt guilty, but everyone got over it after a few weeks. Well I am very happy with my desicion since they just broke up. I am sad about their split, but glad I don’t have to deal with the drama that would have come if I had given in and made her a BM.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m having 8… lol. 

My sister is MOH, then 2 cousins, 2 FSILs, 3 friends

I might be crazy but we wanted to have a big party to include everyone close to us. I also figured it spreads the cost of the shower/bachelorette out and I hate for people to have to pay too much for that stuff. I just have to figure out how we’re going to pay for the rehearsal dinner and all those bridal party gifts!! 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

7 girls. 2 MOH my sister and my cousin and the maids are my FSIL and 4 very close friends  Nobody was offended because I included all of my close friends:)

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Well… I started out with 6, now I have 3 but I couldn’t be more happier because I know those 3 girls will be forever and I will never regret seeing them in my wedding album. My cousin is my MOH, her sis is a BM and a HS friend is another BM.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have six – My sister, 1 college friend and 4 highschool friends – we grew up in a small town so we have been friends forever!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m having two, and did struggle a bit to choose who but it’s only a small wedding so would look silly to have more. I don’t think anyone was offended!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@walnutgirl:  I have a total of 5.

My sister is my MOH, my cousin who i’m really close with, my 2 best friends and my FSIL.

I picked these girls because I know all of them can make me laugh and we’d all have a good time together.  I have other close friends but these girls were the girls if I had a problem they’d always be there for me. Even when my FI and I broke up a few years ago, my FSIL was still there for me and still my friend when she had no reason to be.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@walnutgirl:  I’m having 3: my male best friend will be my “man of honor” (we’ve been best friends since around the 6th grade and we’re in our late 20′s now), my other best/closest friend will be a bridesmaid (she and I have been friends since 1st grade), and my cousin (we’re very close and consider one another to be more like sisters) will be my other bridesmaid.

As far as I know, no one has been offended by this.  My fiance and I wanted to keep our wedding parties small (he’s having 4 groomsmen which will include his 2 brothers and 2 oldest/closest friends), and we wanted only family and closest/oldest friends to be involved.  We have other good friends, but I think they’re fine with just being included as guests (at least I hope so!).

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