Too Many Bridesmaids?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

FutureMrsIngram1016:  I was one of 4 bridesmaids in a wedding with under just about 100 guests. I think if you want 4 girls, have 4 girls. 🙂

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You can have any number, although I am a fan of thinking less is more. Granted, I am only having my sister (MOH) and FSIL (BM) in my wedding party… but I have been a BM for a friend and there was 6 of us total. That was cos her now-husband wanted 6 people, so she did it to keep it even.

To me, the more you have… the more you may have to worry about. 4 is a great number!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you love them, ask them to stand up with you. hile I personally prefer smaller parties, there is no rule against how many people you can have stand with you on your wedding day. If they are important to you, I’d ask them 🙂

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Any number is ok as long as they’re important to you. I’m having 7 bridesmaids and my FI has 8 groomsmen, you’re having a non traditional wedding so do whatever you want!

i dont think having a smaller wedding should affect your wedding party. It wouldn’t be weird for me to be at a smaller wedding and have a normal sizedwedding  party….. Doesn’t really affect your guests at all

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

FutureMrsIngram1016:  I don’t believe there is a limit on how many attendants you should/can have per guests.

I have seen 10 BMs for what appeared to be about 100 guests….I have also seen a 300 guest wedding with 3 BMs

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Dude, it doesn’t matter. I had 3 bridesmaids and only 50 guests. I never thought twice about it. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Of course it’s totally fine. 4 is not a lot under any circumstances… well maybe if you only had 5 guests, then one person would feel left out. But really, it is fine! Not too many at all. My sister had 12 bridesmaids — now that was a lot! But that didn’t matter, either.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Haha, I just had a thread about this the other day, but I got the answer I needed so I closed it. From what everyone said to me, I’ll say to you. Have as many as you want and don’t worry about what others may or may not think. It’s a celebration of family and your marriage so do it however you want. I’m having roughly 125 guests with a grand total of 7 bridesmainds, two of which are my Maids of Honor 🙂

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I think it is 100% your choice – you can have no bridesmaids, or 100! It’s your wedding. I am having only 2 (my sister/sister-in-law), and I don’t care who complains.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

My FI and I have a similar situation – we’re having about 75 people at our less-than-traditional wedding and one attendant each. If we had more, we would have to have 6 people each, so all the people who are equally important to us would be included. Then we realized that if we did that, 20% of the people present, would be in the wedding. Seemed odd to us, so we’re having 1 each. We went to a friend’s small wedding and bride and groom had 6 attendant each. They were nice enough to ask the SO’s of the bridal party to sit at the head table, so we didn’t have to split up for dinner (which was great, btw). The thing is that half of the people in attendance were at the head table! So the moral of the story is, do whatever makes you happy, but don’t get carried away!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

FutureMrsIngram1016:  I am having three attendants on my side and FI is having four.  We are having 80 guests. I think you can have as many as you want. I also think that 3-4 is a perfectly reasonable number for a wedding your size.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

FutureMrsIngram1016: this question comes over and over…and i advise the same each time. i had 9 bridesmaids (and i think we had about 130 guests) and i would have had those 9 whether i had 50 or 250 guests 🙂 because its what i wanted. do what makes you happy!

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