(Closed) bridal line up? … maybe a dumb question

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Toughy!  You could do family first, height, or alphabetical.  I know what you mean about choosing one over the other.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I chose them by how close I was to them (though with only 2 BMs, that was easy). If you’re not sure who’s closest, I suggest going by how long you’ve known them.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I let my fiance decide what line up he wanted the guys in – that’s how we decide. I have friends who will take offence to where they are in line (petty I know) so I took the choice off of me Sealed

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@cupcakebride2013:  This isn’t a dumb question … It’s actually something I’ve been thinking about as well!  Haha.

I only have 3 in my bridal party, so it might be a little easier.  I’m thinking I’ll have my maid of honor (actually a man of honor, as it is my male best friend) right next to me, then my friend (she and I have been friends since first grade), and my cousin last.  I’m really close to my cousin as well (and will actually be a bridesmaid in her wedding 2 months before my own), but for some reason that’s how I picture the lineup.  I think this may also work well, though, because they’d be in height order (tallest being my man of honor, shortest being my cousin) … It may just look a little nicer in pictures.  

This is really tough for me as well because I feel very close to all 3 and wish they could all stand right beside me!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I like the how long you’ve known them suggestion

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I struggled with this a bit too but eventually just decided to go by height with the other 4 girls(besides 2 MOHs). 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My Maid/Matron of Honor, then by height

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I didn’t even think about this. However I wish my photographers would have put them by height. But if you look at the line up, it’s literally in the order I asked them in. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wow what a height difference! I would go Maid/Matron of Honor, then BMS 1, 2,

4, and 3 or go for a ‘bell curve” shape and go 3, 4, 2, and 1. How tall are thou? I would just avoid putting the tallest right next to the shortest, esp if they are all wearing the same height of heels 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I acted like mine was by how long I’d known them because I didn’t want to hurt any feelings…but luckily for me, how long I’d known them perfectly corresponded with how close we were. But really, you don’t have to give an explanation, just tell them what order to line up in.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

How long you’ve known them sounds fabulous!

I would also consider alpha.. there shouldn’t be anyone feeling bad about an alphabetical lineup.

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