(Closed) Assure me that uneven bridal parties are okay?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1402 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Fanciful:  Nobody will notice in pictures.

Post # 4
1420 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

Yeah, it’s ok.  I have 5 girls and Fiance has like 2 guys.

Post # 5
2461 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Totally ok.

Post # 6
632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I had 4 bridesmaids and 3 groomsmen. I don’t really think anyone noticed, plus we included our ushers in most of the group pictures anyways – so it was going to be unbalanced either way.

Post # 7
3779 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Fanciful:  We had 2 groomsmen drop out 2 weeks before the wedding. Our pictures turned out just fine ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
1345 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

We had uneven sides and it looked fine ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Fanciful:  we had 5 guys 4 girls and it was fine. Your photographer will know how to pose people to make it look balanced. It’s seriously not a big deal at all!

Post # 10
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We’re having 3 girls, 2 guys, and it will be fine. I just stood up in a wedding last year that was 8 girls, 5 guys, the pictures were great. If you photographer has any experience at all, they’ll know what to do, and the sides being different doesn’t look funny during the ceremony either!

Post # 11
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Uneven works out fine. The only photos where it was obvious was in the ceremony photos, but no one will focus on it. For group photos, the photographer (Ethan Yang Photography) kept mixing up the arrangement.










Post # 12
2518 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@Fanciful:  Meh, we started out uneven.  I have 4, he has 5.  His fifth is his sister, to add to the non-traditional.  I technically have a Jr bridesmaid.  And we have 3 flower girls and 1 ring bearer.  Nothing is even and it’ll be perfect.  

Don’t stress about it.  Your photographer will handle it and your photos will be gorgeous.

Post # 13
930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You’ll be fine!  Our wedding party was uneven and I love our pictures!  We also have men & women on my side, and just men on his, so our pictures were no where near normal I guess!  

Post # 14
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

As many others have said, it’s not a problem. We had uneven sides as well and we never considered it an issue – better to stick with a bridal party that you really feel is important than try to fit in extras just to make things symmetrical. ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 15
9523 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

It’s not only totally fine, but appropriate. The wedding party should be based on relationships, not on having people as props for a photo opportunity. 

Post # 16
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

We had 4 guys, 3 girls. Our pictures looked great. You wouldn’t even notice unless you stand there and count. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’re wondering, my Maid/Matron of Honor walked down with 2 groomsmen, the Bridesmaid or Best Man and another Groomsmen. The other two girls followed with one guy each. Those pictures looked good too, and no problems with aisle size (I also walked with both of my parents in a much poofier dress) or anything like that.

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