Post # 1
So our wedding party initally started with 8 bridesmaids, 8 groomsmen. I then decided to add my sister-in-law so it became 9 and 8. However, a good friend of my fiance’s ended up not being able to come and just this week I found out my brother, who is in the military, most likely will not be there. This leaves us with 6 groomsmen and 9 bridesmaids! I have never been to a wedding where the party was this uneven. I have been trying to get my fiance to ask his cousin or another friend (which would be a friend he is not as close to) to even things up at least to 7 and 9 but I feel sort of bad for bothering him to ask someone. I just feel like it will be very awkward to have this much of a mismatch (at the ceremony, in pictures, and reception).
Advice would be appreciated! Thanks.
Post # 3
Mine was uneven by 7 groomsmen and 5 bridesmaids. It worked out just fine!
Post # 4
You should only ask people you want to have there. Its about love and support, not numbers.
No biggy- you just have two women walk down with a man, twice.
I did it at my wedding as well as the wedding I was in.
Your photographer will know how to photograph you in your formals so it looks good.
Post # 5
i had 2 BM and 1 GM. It was totally fine!
Post # 6
Ours was uneven – 3 girls and 2 guys. I started a poll the other day about it and I was surprised at how many people had uneven wedding parties – more people voted for uneven than even!
Was your wedding party even?
Post # 7
This makes me feel much better! My FI has 4 and I only have 3! Yay.
Post # 9
We’ve got 4 ladies and 3 dudes. Probably going to have the best man walk the MOH and one other lady and then the others march in pairs.
Post # 10
My best friend’s wedding was one of the more unevenI have seen adn been in.
She had 6 in the bridal party – 1 MOH and 5 bridesmaids.
The groom only had a best man and 1 usher. – 6 on one side, 2 on the other.
He basically had the men wait up from with him, and the bridesmaids walked down the aisle before the bride One by One.
Post # 11
We are having 6 groomsmen and 8 bridesmaids. I am totally ok with it 🙂
Post # 12
Leave it uneven. No one will even notice. A token invite for the sake of numbers is silly.
Post # 13
I’ve been a bridesmaid twice, and both times there were uneven wedding parties. Because there were more BMs than GMs, they just had one or two of the guys escort a BM on each arm back up the aisle. It was no big deal at all – the pictures turned out great, and we used the rehearsal to work out where to stand so that the ceremony looked balanced and beautiful.