Post # 1
I have 6 bridesmaids and my FI is feeling pressured that he has to find 6 (he only has 4) I am trying to explain to him that he should only have important people in his wedding. Then he brought up a good fact: we will “look” uneven!
Has anyone ever seen a wedding with an uneven amount of groomsmen and bridesmaids? Did this look ok? I really don’t want to change anything! I love all my girls!
Post # 3
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 🙂
Post # 4
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
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
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
- 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. 😉 Certainly not as much as seeing people you don’t even remember in your wedding photos a few years down the line.
Post # 8
@mrs.peters.to.be: I agree 100%! Fillers is a very bad idea. Which is what I am trying to explain to him. I will have to show him this thread 🙂
Post # 9
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 😉 it’s life…..that’s the way it goes. follow your heart!
Post # 10
Perfectly fine to have “uneven” sides.
I’m having 2 bridesmaids, my fiance is having 3 groomsmen.
Post # 11
I’m having 5 bridesmaids, Fi is having 2 groomsmen, I’m not at all concerned about it being uneven =)
Post # 12
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
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
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
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
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.