Post # 1
My fiance has a guaranteed 4 groomsmen. Over the years, i’ve really grown apart from most of the girls I used to consider close friends. I really only have 1 left. All I have so far for bridesmaides are her and my sister. I’ve been trying to reconnect with an old co worker who I became close with when we were working together but we haven’t seen eachother in about a year and a half. We try to make plans to hang out but it never seems to work. I also have a friend that I met online on a site called girlfriendsocial.com. We’ve been chatting DAILY for about 2 months but we haven’t met yet. I don’t want it to seem like i’m desperate for anyone who will fill the position of bridesmaid but I really am starting to panic. Would it be inappropriate to ask them? I mean my wedding isn’t for at least 17 months (we have an idea of when we want to get married but we haven’t booking a date yet). I don’t wanna feel stupid at my wedding with only 2 bridesmaids and his 4 groomsmen.
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s stupid to have uneven bridal parties.
I do, however, am not sure that it is in the best of taste to ask people to step in, just to fill an empty space. It just doesn’t seem very… sincere.
I chose my bridal party based on who I loved and cared for, and who has been there for me throughout it all. My FI did the same. We have different numbers. I don’t think it’s stupid.
Chosing people for your bridal party should be about honouring people you love, not making up numbers. 🙂
So go with your two ladies, and rock it. Honour them and show them off as people you love and care for. Make it about the relationship you have with those two special women.
Post # 4
@girlymetalchick: you have plenty of time, you don’t have to ask anyone until you’re ready to purchase bridesmaids dresses – about 6 months before your wedding! I would not ask someone I had never met before personally – it’s kind of weird, what if she turns out to be a total weird psycho? I think it’s fine to have uneven bridal parties, bridesmaids are not props to make your numbers even, they’re supposed to be your nearest and dearest.