(Closed) Big Wedding Party – Advice Needed!

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
322 posts
Helper bee

I don’t think 7 is too many at all! I went to a wedding where there were 13 bridesmaids…that was a bit much. 7 is really not bad.

Post # 4
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had 7! We were fine and our venue didn’t have a ton of space. I was in a wedding as one of 13 – which wasn’t terrible, it just made organizing things extremely difficult. Go with 7!

Post # 6
1016 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I had 6 girls and Darling Husband had 7 guys – I never thought I’d have such a big wedding party but it was great and it all worked out beautifully.  I felt so fortunate to have our nearest and dearest at our sides on our wedding day.  It’ll be great!

Post # 7
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If you can’t “cut” anyone, then you can’t! I wouldn’t think of 7 as being too many girls, especially with your size wedding. Don’t worry about what other people say. Enjoy spending time with your seven closest girls!

Post # 8
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have 8 girls!  I totally understand and I’m really hoping it doesn’t get to be too much to handle.  I hope that they can come to an agreement when it comes to showers, and bach. party. 

I hope it works out!

Post # 9
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m having 7 too.  My two sisters, FI’s three sisters, and two close friends.  At first I was really paranoid about it looking ridiculous,   But really, who’s going to judge, especially when the BMs are mostly family.  Just embrace it!

But that’s also why we’re not having a head table–between the bridal party and their dates and kids, it would just be silly.  🙂

Post # 10
14 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

There’s no right way to do a wedding – just what feels right for you!  Good luck! 8)

Post # 11
17 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

For some reason I always thought I’d have 3-4 bridesmaid and about 80 guests. I don’t know why I thought this because I’d never really given it serious thought. Then, I got engaged and I started counting up people to invite and making a list of great friends.

I was SHOCKED when my list of great girlfriends had 12 people on it. I finally cut it into my top 7 very closest friends/sister and realize there was no reason on earth I had to cut any of them. There’s not rule about it. I have my sister, friends from college and friends from graduate school and I’m not about to cut that list down because I can’t imagine it any other way.

Same with the guest list, I guess I thought I only had 80 close people to invite but it was super rewarding to tally friends (other than on facebook) and see how many people I have in my life to share the day with.

There’s no wedding police. Do what makes you happiest!

Post # 12
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

7 is definitely not “too many.” who decides what too many is anyway? i had 6 and there is no one that i could have cut even if i wanted to. on your wedding day, you want the people that you feel closest to around you and if that’s 7 girls, then it’s 7 girls. enjoy!

Post # 13
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I don’t think 7 is bad … it’ll be fine.  If you are ok managing your group of Bridesmaid or Best Man, there’s no reason you shouldn’t do it.

Darling Husband was in a wedding and he was one for TWENTY Groomsmen – There were literally more than 40 people in the wedding party – they had an hour for pictures after the wedding and I think they got one big group picture, one with just the girls, one with just the guys – and that’s it.  It took so long to manage that big of a group!!

Post # 15
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

No that is perfect! I have a Matron of honor who is a close friend, Maid of honor who has been a friend since I was little, 2 soon to be sister in laws who are bridesmaids and a friend who is a bridesmaid. 


Post # 16
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have 8 so don’t beat yourself up about it. What I tell anyone who looks shocked is that my FH and I are very social people who love to have friends around and it would not feel like us if we did not have a big group. This seems to bring smiles to even the most hesitant inquirers.

I say you should have every person that you want with you that day,  it is your day so go for it!

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