Post # 1
My sister is my MOH and she is only 5’2. There is one other shorty who is 4’11. The other 4 are all 5’7 and taller! Obviously my MOH will be next to me. Of course, with shoes, she’ll be a little taller.
I’m thinking I’ll arrange them to sort of gradually get taller then shorter…the tallest will be in the middle. What I’m worried about is that it will look like they’re arranged in order of favorites/who I’m closest with…which honestly it sort of actually works out that way with their heights if I do it like this.
Do you think that my bridesmaids will think I did it in order of favorites?
If I line them up according to length known, my sister will be stuck next to the 5’10 girl.
If I line them up according to height, with my sister still being the first person, it’s still the same story.
Post # 3
I would arrange them from tallest to shortest too. Seems to be the best bet in this situation.
Post # 4
You’re “supposed” do it tallest to shortest (minus your MOH). You might try doing some practice shots if you can.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
I arranged mine by how close they are to me, so I do think there’s a chance they may think that. But just be clear and tell them during the rehearsal that they’re being lined up by height and that should clear it up. As a super shortie, I will say that it sucks to always be stuck at the super end dealing with the ring bearer/flower girl.
Post # 6
I guess it never ocurred to me that BMs would be arranged in favorites. But I arranged mine basically how close I was to each. I don’t know about height or anything. In your situation, it would be fine to do it by height. Just say, you’re standing here so we can even out the height. I think they would understand.
Post # 7
I’m having my girls stand in order of how long I’ve known them. I personally don’t think they need to be arranged by height but that’s just me. I would only worry about arranging by “favorites” might hurt someones feelings unintentionally.
Post # 8
I have serious height differences with my girls as well. 2 are 5’10′” and once is about 5’1! I was going to do it by height but then I didn’t want to have to deal with finding out how tall each girl AND how high their heel would be b/c that may make a difference! I’m going by how long I have known you, so FI’s 2 sisters go down first and then my friends and then my sisters. I was worried about the mis matched height at the alter but I don’t think many guests are going to focus on that.
Post # 9
I arranged mine by height tallest to shortest (besides my MOH). That meant that my 5’5″ sister/MOH was next to my 5’11” SIL. It looked perfectly fine!
Post # 10
I’m arranging them by how close I am to them. That just happened to be tallest to shortest. My FSIL is 5’10 and my MOH is 5’1. Luckily, my sister is 5’5 so she breaks it up nicely. I don’t think anyone will really notice who is standing next to who because really all eyes will be on you and your FI. And once you start taking formal pictures you can have them move around so not everyone is standing in the same order the whole time.
Post # 11
I arranged mine by maid of honour, and then alphabetically by first name, which also happened to be tallest to shortest and probably in order of how close I am to them.
We had more bridesmaids than groomsmen, so two bridesmaids had to share one guy. I thought it was fair to put them closest to me to “compensate”, and the one who got her groomsman (and own boyfriend) to herself stood farthest away.