(Closed) Anyone else not having bridesmaids?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
709 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m thinking of just two Maids of Honor. My SO wants like 5 people on his side, but I don’t need it to be even:)

Post # 5
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

No bridesmaids. Having my sister be my MoH and that’s it. Fiance is planning on having just a Bridesmaid or Best Man.

Post # 6
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We’re not having any sort of wedding party at all. Our wedding is very intimate (35) so I like to think of everyone as playing a special role. I’m thinking of asking a couple of my closest friends to get ready with me and spend that time together and inviting Fiance to do the same with a couple of his friends.

Post # 7
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m just having a Matron of Honor.  That’s it.  I think my fiance is just having a best man but if he choose more guys, i’m still sticking with my one Maid/Matron of Honor.

Post # 8
16 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

no bridesmaids here. i don’t think we’re going to do a MOH/Best man, either. :shrug: no bigs! you do what you as a couple want and don’t worry about what the rest of them think 🙂

Post # 9
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We’re having a small wedding with less than 50 guests. We are eaching have a maid of honor (our sisters) and a best dude (our brothers) and our niece and nephew are acting as ring bearer and flower girl. Super small, super adorable.

Post # 10
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My sister is my matron of honor and Fiance is having a friend be his best man, that is it for us. Saves a lot of money with flowers and gifts and a lot of headaches. Plus, my sister was able to pick a dress she likes and no worries.

Post # 11
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m just having a Maid/Matron of Honor my 11 at the time sister, where my Fiance will be having a Bridesmaid or Best Man and one Groomsmen.

Post # 12
1108 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t think that I will.  I don’t feel close enough to anyone to ask.  No real best friends, so no Maid/Matron of Honor.  Not sure how it’s gonna work that I’ll get into my (hypothetical) dress, considering my lack of closeness.  

I see pictures from friends’ engagements or weddings, and clearly they’re going to have no less than 5 per side, and then I start to feel down about things.  Ah well.  I’ve never been big into the “girlfriends!”/”sisters!”/”gaggle of wimmenz!”/”my Dr. recommends Yaz!” thing anyway.  

I’m sure Fiance would wrangle up some of his friends to be his men.  

Post # 13
3315 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had a maid of honor and a dude of honor, and that was it.  I’ve never seen the point to a large wedding party.

Post # 14
10 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Surkim, I felt the same way when thinking about my bridal party – I don’t have any close friends!  I was really feeling the pressure because my Fiance has many, many friends and already had a best man in mind.  I finally decided to ask one of my sisters – we aren’t super close but she has always been supportive of me and she stepped up to help me plan the wedding even before I asked her to be my Maid/Matron of Honor.  We are also having my niece and nephew as jr. Bridesmaid or Best Man and ring bearer and my FI’s cousin and niece as jr. groomsman and flower girl. 

Post # 15
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m not! 

It’s also super-against tradition… but it was Fi’s only request, so we made it happen. 

I have 5 flower girls (they begged, I couldn’t say no, haha) and 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man that’s it 🙂


Post # 16
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We had a small wedding (i’m talking 20 people, only immediate family) so having friends as bridesmaids wasn’t really an option (“not fair for the rest of the family.. etc.”) .

So I had my 9 year old niece up there with me as my solo bridesmaid/ jr bridesmaid/ MOH-supporter-person haha and it was great! She loved being up there with me and I wouldn’t of had it any other way!

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