(Closed) Uneven number of groomsmen and bridesmaids?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I don’t know if I’ve been to a wedding w/ uneven numbers bc i don’t count! lol. but our wedding will be uneven. 3 girls, 2 guys, and a corgi. although the corgi is a guy. But he’s standing on my side ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are going to have 8 groomsmen and 6 bridesmaids…Teddy needed MORE groomsmen in the wedding and I didnt just want to keep adding girls just to be even…so we will be uneven…I am WAAAY over it and dont care at all!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We actually have no girls in our bridal party.  I’m having my brother walk me down the aisle and then stand up there with me because I couldn’t imagine anyone else.  My fiance is having his brother and probably his best friend stand up with him so we’ll have one on my side and two on the other.  In my opinion I say add who you think deserves to stand with you instead of adding people just to fill space so I think you’d be fine with six and four.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve seen it a few times actually. The girls doubled up on the guy’s arm and it made for a cute processional. I don’t see there be a problem with it. I think you’re totally right that he shouldn’t just choose “fillers.”

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

We had five girls and two guys on my side, and six guys on his side. All kinds of uneven. It was fine; no one cared. I don’t think it ruined the pictures, either. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Certainly not as much as seeing people you don’t even remember in your wedding photos a few years down the line.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree that you should not add additional men or women to the wedding party just to have an even amount. I chose to keep my bridesmaid list at 7 and my fiance has 9 men standing for him. No one plans how many close friends they will have just to have an even amount on their wedding day ๐Ÿ˜‰ it’s life…..that’s the way it goes. follow your heart!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Perfectly fine to have “uneven” sides.

I’m having 2 bridesmaids, my fiance is having 3 groomsmen.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m having 5 bridesmaids, Fi is having 2 groomsmen, I’m not at all concerned about it being uneven =)

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am also having an uneven number of bridesmaids/groomsmens. Since our flowergirl (age:3) and ring bearer (age:1) are both super young, my sister (their mother) will walk down the aisle with them.

But ultimately you really just want to have ppeople that are the most important to you! Plus you probably don’t need the extra expense (gifts, etc)

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I went to a wedding with 2 bridesmaids for every groomsman. I didn’t notice until they introduced the bridal party and each groomsman was escorting 2 bridesmaids.

So I’d say no, I did not notice that the wedding party was lopsided when they were all up in front.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had 4 bridesmaids and 3 groomsmen.  I think it worked out just fine.  We had the girls walk down the aisle alone, and one groomsman had two girls for the recessional.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i have 6 BM and there are 2 GMs. i had the same issue as you and the bees talked down my anxiety about being uneven! (sort of!) i would prefer it to be LESS uneven like what you have!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had 6 bridesmaids and 2 groomsmen. It worked out beautifully. THe funny thing about it though is that I was on the fence about asking one of my good friends to be a BM because PenguinGuy and I had 5 on each side. He reminded me of how special that last girl was to me so I asked her and he asked another of his friends. Well, in the end 4 of his GM ended up dropping out for various reasons. It was uneven but that still looked awesome.

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