(Closed) Need a bridesmaid

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Nope, you don’t have to have three bridesmaids. Or you could keep the original bridesmaid and just list her in the program as “bridesmaid in absentia.” Just have the MOH and Best Man walk together, and then have your lucky second bridesmaid be escorted by two guys!

Post # 4
46154 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not to worry. There is no rule that you  must have the same number of attendants on each side. Do a google search and you will see many couples with uneven numbers.

Post # 6
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

hi month twin!

I agree with everyone else. No need to have the exact numbers of bridesmaids & groomsmen.  I’m having two MOHs (one maid, one matron), so I have 7 bridesmaids total — the FI is having 6. We’re just having one of the groomsmen walk with two bridesmaids! I think it’s kind of cute!

Good luck planning, and Happy New Year!

Post # 7
1725 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had 4 girls and DH had 3 guys—no big deal

Post # 8
8473 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Don’t pick someone just to pick her to fill a spot. She should be someone you truly want standing up there with you. Keep it as two. 

Post # 9
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@KCKnd2:  I was in a wedding where a bridesmaid dropped out, and I ended up being escorted by two groomsmen.  It felt and looked awkward (even the bride admitted it, but the groom’s mom insisted on it).  They were beefy guys and the three of us barely fit down the aisle width-wise.  I would have best man escort the MOH, and then have the other attendants walk down singly (alternate guy/girl/guy).

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