Post # 1
So I already have 4 girls.
My groom has 3 guys and is struggling to find a 4th (i have more good friends than him)
My childhood friend is going to come from across the country. We were best friends in high school, met in grade 5. I just feel so weird having her come to the wedding and not be a bridesmaid. And she asked me to be one in her wedding last year but unfortunately I was unable to make it.
My FI said that if I ask her to be my 5th, then he gets to stop at 3 guys and we will have 3 guys 5 girls.
I’m just worried this will look odd in photos, thoughts?
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Post # 5
it won’t look odd, do what you like! we had 6on my side and 4 on his, it just matters that they are the people you want, not how many =]
Post # 6
Don’t worry. You can have the guys escort 2 girls, or the guys already be up at the front and all the girls walk alone. I def wouldn’t want to be the 4th or 5th guy who was chosen as a placeholder.
Post # 7
I wouldn’t worry to much lol I have 6 girls and my fi only has 4 guys lol :))
Post # 8
I have this thing about symmetry and even-ness – if that’s even a word so it’s not an option for me, but if you are happy with it and can picture it, then go for it! It’s becoming more and more common from what I see on here.
Post # 9
A wedding recently in our circle of friends was 4 girls and 5 guys, I thought it was cute and a bit more meaningful bc you know those people really mean alot and were’nt just up there to make it even
Post # 10
We are also uneven, I have 5 girls, he has 4 guys. I will have his last guy walk arm in arm with my last two girls when the ceremony is over. Its not a big deal. We are also not doing a bridal party dance at the reception. We will ask that the bridal parties wifes/husbands/girlfriends/boyfriends come up and dance with them, instead of having them dance with people they don’t know. Or we won’t do it at all.
Post # 11
I don’t like it very much but I’m in the same boat I have 5 girls and he has 3 guys. I’m really hoping he makes some good friends but I wouldn’t cut any of the girls just because of un-even numbers. I love them all so much and couldn’t imagine my wedding without them standing next to me 🙂 Remember your wedding is about you and what and makes you happy. Having un-even numbers in the pictures is going to look a lot better then an absent friend.
Post # 12
I could never have an uneven number because I am weird about symmetry BUT I think it can be done very nicely. I would definetly ask your 5th girl if you want her to be part of your day.
Post # 13
I read this in a post somewhere about uneven sides, and I never forgot it. Someone, when referring to pictures of an uneven bridal party, said:
“You don’t see the sides or the numbers, you see your friends!”
Post # 14
I personally really dislike mismatched bridal parties, but I’m just a perfectionist and can’t stand how they’d look uneven
Post # 15
@loving_life: Definately agree with you! Then again I also have this thing about having the numbers of bridesmaids even so the bride is in the center of the photo haha.
Post # 16
We had an uneven wedding party. Even/uneven really doesn’t matter. It’s about having people up there who love you.