Post # 1
My officiant told me I had the largest bridal party he has ever seen, with 8 bridesmaids and 7 groomsmen! But with such a large family we would either have no bridal party, or a huge group, and it just wouldn’t be fun without my everyone involved!
So how many bridesmaids does everyone else have?
Post # 3
I don’t think that’s too big… although we had 6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen, 2 jr. bridesmaids, and 2 icon bearers (kind of like ring bearers). It drove my priest crazy too, but I thought it was fun!
Post # 4
I have 5 GM and BM
2 Jr’s (A BM and GM)
2 Flower girls and 1 ring bear
My church is GIGANTIC, and I’m not even kidding a little – it could hold a 15 person party on each side with out even coming close to looking cramped up there – yet my wedding coordinator about passed out when she heard how big my party was.
Your’s sound just fine! And your pictures are going to be awesome with that group!
Post # 5
I have a weird one… 2 female attendants and 4 male attendants and 2 ushers (we cant decide to do with our 2 younger brothers ).
FI has no female relatives at all…and I dont want random friends in my wedding party that I may or may not still talk to in a few years…so we’re very lopsided!
Post # 6
we each have 6 attendants, and i think we’re going to end up having 2 ushers. i’ve also gotten that it’s "too big" for our wedding (we have 150 guests) from some people, but whatever. the most important thing is that you honor the people who mean the most to you, and that you have an awesome bridal party!
Post # 7
I don’t think that’s too big. I haven’t officially selected my bridesmaids (most of them know I’ll ask, though) but I’m either looking at 5 or 6 depending on if one will be in the country at the time of my wedding since she and her husband will be stationed in Germany at the time. There will most likely be 6 groomsmen, too. I will have a flower girl, a ring bearer and a page. We plan on having 200 – 250 guests.
I was in a wedding once where there were 7 BM, 7 GM, a jr. bride, jr. groom, flower girl and ring bearer. The bridal party seemed too big ONLY because there were more people standing in the front of the church than sitting in the pews.
One of my friends was one of 15 BMs in a wedding that also had 17 GM, 2 flower girls, 2 ring bearers, some jr. attendants and a partridge in a pear tree. It was for some crazy huge wedding with over 650 guests so maybe it didn’t look like it was too much. Although, if I was a guest at that one, I would probably feel like the processional was never going to end.
I truly think the number doesn’t matter as long as you believe it’s important for each and every one of them to be a part of it.
Post # 8
Hmm… no bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, or ringbearer here. Fairly small wedding, and we just figured it’d be easier this way.
Post # 9
We are having, I guess, a bridal party of two. My sister will stand up for me, and his brother will stand up for him. It is only a pseudo BP, as we are not really calling them BM and MOH. We just didn’t want the added issues concerned with getting everybody in matching clothes, making the girls buy dresses they would never wear again, etc. The rest of our very good friends can just come to the party, have a great time, and be happy for us!
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2008 - Hotel on the westside of Los Angeles
A woman in my office has thirteen bridesmaids and thirteen groomsmen– now that’s a lot!
Post # 11
I have 6 groomsmen and 5 bridesmaids (including honor attendants) 2 flower girls and 2 ring bearers. I don’t think your party is too big. My friend will be having 10 on each side!!! But either way, who cares, it’s YOUR day. If those are the people you love and want to recognize by making them a part of your bridal party, then I say go for it:)
Post # 12
13 *is* a lot!
We have one MOH, 3 bridesmaids, one best man, 3 groomsmen, 2 ushers, one officiant (our close friend who got ordained online), a flowergirl, and a ring bearer. We’ll probably have between 125-150 at the wedding.
Post # 13
4 bridesmaids (all of them are my maids of honor)
1 ring bearer
3 couples as Filipino sponsors
Post # 14
We had 1 maid, 1 man, 1 flower girl and 1 ring bearer.
Post # 15
We’re having 2 bridesmaids & 2 groomsmen. That’s all.
I’ve been in a wedding with 12 of each and ushers and attendants also! It was a huge bridal party, but it worked well for my friend and for the space.
Post # 16
2 BM’s and 2 GM’s, a ring bearer and a flower girl.