Too much bridal party for a small wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

i have four bridesmaids, a moh, four groomsmen and a best man at my wedding and i have 76 guests

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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 # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We’re having an 80 person guest list with 3 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen.  You’ll be fine 🙂

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re having 40 people and I’m only having a maid of honor and a flower girl. Its whatever you want, really. 

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