Post # 1
Do you think 5 bridesmaids and 5 groomsman is too much for a wedding where only 70 guests will be invited (small, Friday night wedding so expected attendance of probably only 50-60 when said and done)?
We are not having a flower girl or ring bearer, probably won’t have an usher either. We are trying to include all of our siblings who we are close with (which is 4 people) and it seems like in order to do that and have our closest friends we will end up with 5 on each side. I think thats going to be too much bridal party for our small wedding, FI thinks it will be fine.
Your thoughts are appreciated!
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
It’s a little on the high side but if both of you have that many people you want in your wedding then I don’t see anything wrong with it.
Post # 4
See, I don’t think there’s really a set number or expectation with this sort of thing. I want a small wedding (well under 100–would love 75, but will probably get at least 85-90). I am having eight bridesmaids and six groomsmen. I never realized that there should be less people in a bridal party the less people attending a wedding? I have seen weddings with 300+ people with only two bridesmaids, weddings with 300+ people with 12 bridesmaids–I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer. But I wouldn’t want to explain to a friend why they aren’t included just because there’s not enough people attending as a guest.
Post # 5
I think it’s totally fine! I was expecting you to say 5 on each side at like, a 25-person wedding. Then it might be a bit unbalanced. I say go for it!
Post # 6
@weddedbliss2014: Nope. I think that it doesn’t matter how many people are at your wedding. It matters who you want to stand by your side when you say “I do!” People comments on the fact that we each have 6 people in our party (12 total) but I couldn’t imagine having any of them not in the wedding.
Post # 7
i have four bridesmaids, a moh, four groomsmen and a best man at my wedding and i have 76 guests
Post # 8
@weddedbliss2014: Do what feels right to you. We’re having a small wedding too, ~50 guests, and are just having a Best Man, Best Woman, and two ushers. It’s an individual thing. 🙂
Post # 9
@weddedbliss2014: let me make you feel better 😉 i have about 120 guests and 10 bridesmaids/9 groomsmen. its your wedding – do what you want and what makes you happy! 🙂
Post # 10
Thanks everyone!! I guess this is truly an issue of doing whatever works best for your specific situation, 5 it is 🙂
Post # 11
We are having 53 and there are 4 BMs and GMs. No flower girl or ring bearer but our younger children >8 will get to dress up and walk down the aisle, but then sit in the first row with the grandparents. I worried that 1/4 of the attendance list would actually be IN the wedding, but it’s my party and I can do whatever I want 🙂
Post # 12
I have 5 BMs and we will likely have less than 100 guests. I say its OK:) FI will likely only have a best man.
Post # 13
I think it’s sounds fine! If you were having 8 each I would maybe say ehhh a little big, but 5? Totally normal.
Post # 14
@weddedbliss2014: I think it’s fine!! If they are close and you want them to be there, that is all that matters!! Though in full disclosure, I have 10 BMs, 7 GM and 125 guests, lol, so I would be the last person to judge you! 🙂
Post # 15
We’re having an 80 person guest list with 3 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen. You’ll be fine 🙂
Post # 16
We’re having 40 people and I’m only having a maid of honor and a flower girl. Its whatever you want, really.