(Closed) Best size for a bridal party

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
875 posts
Busy bee

If you are having a larger wedding, you actually could have several of your groomsmen be designated ushers who would not have to stand at the front during the ceremony.  I think that the weddings which someone invites 50 people to stand up during the ceremony and be a bridal attendant are in the way, way, too much… unless it’s a case of it’s the Dugger family… But the size you are mentioning is reasonable!

Post # 4
457 posts
Helper bee

well we are having 7 on each side, but who cares what other people think because its your wedding day not theres. I have people telling me that i should cut it back to 5 people but who are they to tell me who i should have standing next to me. I say do what your comfortable with

Post # 5
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would pick people based on your relationships, not how many there are total.  Also, I don’t think the sides have to match in number.

Post # 6
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I read somewhere that it should be 1 on each side for every 50 guests. We are having 2 on each side, including the ringbearer. We are not having a flower girl.

Post # 7
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think it depends on how many guests are coming and the location of the ceremony.  Our wedding had 150+ guests and was in a large ballroom so we each had 6 on each side of the wedding party.

Post # 9
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have seen wedding with three on each side and wedding with 12. I don’t think there is a hard and fast rule about it, I would just list the people that you are close with and that you want to stand up there with you and be a part of your special day.

We have uneven sides and I am just going to have one of the groomsman walk with two bridesmaids. A lot of people will also have the members of their bridal party walk indivually, I just always hate walking by myself when I’m in a wedding.

Post # 10
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You can totally have uneven sides!  If you’re having more gms than bms, I would just have the men all standing up front to start.  That’s the way I usually see it done anyway, even when the sides match.  I wouldn’t worry about having too many either.  Five and seven aren’t that big, its when people start getting into the double digits that I give the side eye 😉

Post # 11
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The most I’ve seen is 8 on either side.  It seems like a lot to me.  That would be too many for me, but if I had several sisters and friends I can see how the # ends up so high.  If I could do it all over again, I’d have only BM’s, as opposed to the 6 I have now.

Post # 12
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think an even number of bridesmaids and groomsmen would be best, so 4 or 6 or 8, etc, so that when you take photos with your bridesmaids, you are in the exact center.  🙂

Post # 14
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I say use however many people you both are comfortable with, and while having equal number of attendants on each side is nice, it’s definitely not required!

Post # 15
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m only having my sister on my side, but I have 3 sons that will be on his side, with 100 guest.

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