Post # 1
My fiance and I have a rather large bridal party. Originally I had seven and he had six. We were fine with the discrepancy as it was only one person. Then my poor fiance had two groomsmen drop out due to situations beyond their control. They were traveling from out of town, and now due to work reasons they just can’t get the time off; it’s totally understandable and we’re not angry.
But now he has a bridal party of four, and I’m still sitting pretty at seven. Is that bad? :/
Post # 3
No, Im having 3 bridesmaids and my finance is having 6 groomsmen. Id rather have it uneven then leave out someone important to him or include someone who isn’t import to me for the sake of an even wedding party. I think lots of people do this. How can every wedding just so happen to have the same amount of people on each side? Its no biggie.
Each of my girls are walking in by themselves and the guys will already be at the ulter. When exiting the ceremony each girl will have 2 guys walking them down the ilse.
Im still not sure what to do with the bridal table at the reception though.
Post # 4
it’s not bad – my FI has 7 and I have 5, including one guy on my side. Do what feels right inside – ask more people if you really want to have it even, but make sure those people mean a lot to you guys.
Post # 5
Right now I have 7 and my groom has 5. I LOVE that it’s uneven because it shows that we thought about the people that will be supporting us down the aisle.
Post # 6
I agree with Dammyers. I have 2 and my FI has 6. I never wanted to keep up with him in numbers. We both selected people we wanted to stand up there with us and I wouldnt want it any other way. We always joke that two of the guys can substitute as bridesmaids – in fact they are sitting on the bridesmaid side at the head table and walking down the asile together! They have been best friends for so long we all say they are soul mates. What matters is that the people you care about and want to be in your wedding party are!
Post # 7
Our bridal party was uneven originally and it didn’t bother me (we ended up adding his nephew as a groomsman). I’d rather have it uneven than end up asking people to be in the wedding party just to add numbers.
Post # 8
i have 6 and he has 7. but then i have 3 flower girls and he has 1 ringbearer.
it happens. no biggie tho. pick people who matter. unless that means 20 and 5!