Post # 1
I had three bridesmaids picked out, my maid of honor was decided since long before I was even engaged. Now, being 8 months pregnant, she said she will not be able to travel to see me with an 8 month old child. It’s understandable, I get it. I moved one of my other two bridesmaids up to maid of honor and I am still happy with that. The problem is that when I told my FI that I had three bridesmaids ready, he picked out three groomsmen. That means I HAVE to have three now… I dunno what to do, since I don’t have very many female friends. Well, friends at all to be honest. And most of my friends don’t live in town with me and have a hard time travelling.
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@KCKnd2: That’s actually a really good idea! I like it!
Post # 6
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
I had 4 girls and DH had 3 guys—no big deal
Post # 8
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
@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).
Post # 10
@Ennie: That is also a really good idea.