Post # 1
Alright so I’ll try to make this as short as possible… My FI has a lot of really good friends through high school, the Army, Police work, so when we made a mock bridal party list.. he has about 17 possible guys he could have put in there, including both of our brothers.
I have a few close friends, cousins and his sister. Which brings my count to 10. We have been to 5 weddings in the past 2 months so it’s really making me think of everything I want to do or shouldn’t do.
So… is a 20 person bridal party too much? (not including the 4 children we have in it as well)
Post # 3
@dfontaine07: How many people are you inviting to the wedding?
I’d think a 20 person wedding party would seem a bit much if the total guest list was 100 or less, but if the wedding is 200+ then a wedding party that size might be ok.
I’d just make sure wherever you are having the wedding has plenty of room for everyone to stand comfortably without looking squished in.
Post # 4
At the moment, our guest list is about 175.
We are getting married on a nice grass area on the Chesapeake Bay, we’d be getting married in the corner of it, so it’s all at an angle. It’s hard to explain so here’s what it looks like. I think it could work with. Thoughts??
Post # 5
@dfontaine07: If you are only inviting 75 and 20 of those are your wedding party, that means that over 25% of your guests are involved in the wedding party. That seems a little unbalanced, and looking at that photo it seems odd there are about as many people up front as there are in the seats.
But, having said that, it is your wedding and you should do what makes you happiest is what you should do. If removing any one of those 20 people from your wedding party would make it feel incomplete, then you should keep them all.
Post # 6
KatNYC2011: Not to correct, but I believe she wrote 175 not 75.
dfontaine07:Personally I think that is fine. I am still trying to narrow my bridesmaids down to the 3 my groom wants them to be. Good luck!!
Post # 7
Thanks for all the help bees! 🙂
We ended up going with 8 each, I figure no matter how many people are up there with me for the 30 minute ceremony it will only make it that more special. I’m not too worried about it anymore.