(Closed) Bridesmaid Standing Order?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
46421 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would place the shortest next to the maid of honor and work out to the tallest.

Post # 4
395 posts
Helper bee

I second julies1949’s suggestion of going shortest to tallest. Another way would be to base it on how long you’ve known the person, but I like the height idea better.

Post # 5
3265 posts
Sugar bee

I let mine sort it out.  I did not care and didn’t want to have to choose.  Someone volunteered to go first and then they just picked.

I wouldn’t stress out.  I don’t think that a height order is the only way to go.  I like more randomness in life.

Post # 6
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I did it by height.  shortest next to the Maid/Matron of Honor and worked out to the tallest.

Post # 7
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I didn’t think about it as ranking but I guess I kind of did (or, more accurately, will) “rank” my girls. I’m having 2 Maid/Matron of Honor (co-MOH, as we’re calling them) One I have been friends with for 10+ years, the other for around 2 years now. The 10+ years Maid/Matron of Honor will stand closest to me. My other Bridesmaid or Best Man is Future Sister-In-Law, so she will be furthest from me. 

ETA: Furthest from me because I will have my 2 Maid/Matron of Honor then my Bridesmaid or Best Man, not because I don’t love her 🙂 

Post # 8
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am basing my order off of how long I’ve known them.  I don’t think there is more than a few inches of height difference between everyone.  Maybe tallest 5’7 and shortest 5’2.

Post # 9
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I think @julies1949: idea of going shortest to tallest out from your Maid/Matron of Honor is a good one.

I hadn’t really thought about this since I only have 3 girls, but I do worry if the one who stands farthest from me will be offended in any way.  Hmmm.

Post # 10
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with pp I will have my ladies in order by height from my MOH’s

Post # 11
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Mine inadvertently became how long I’ve known them. My Maid/Matron of Honor I’ve known for 11-ish years, then my freshman year roommate from college, then my most likely Future Sister-In-Law (FBIL’s GF) who I’ve known for… 3 years?

Post # 12
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m not 6′, but I’m taller than most girls, and I would be secretly kinda hurt if my friends stuck me at the very end just because of my height.

Post # 13
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My Maid/Matron of Honor and sister is first… then my half sister… then my other two bridesmaids are in the order of how long I’ve known them 🙂

Post # 15
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was just thinking about this myself.  I have 3 close friends and 2 FSILs as my bridesmaids.  The funny thing is, I just assumed obviously my best friend (MOH) would stand by me and then my other 2 close friends and then 2 FSILs at the end….. and i just noticed that all 3 of my friends are blonde.  and not just blonde – like BLONDE BLONDE – platinum.  and my FSILs are both dark brunette.  and I’m brunette (but lighter).  would that look strange?  Like I have them grouped by hair color??  The height thing doesn’t bother me so much.  I’m 5’6, my tallest friend is 5’8 and my shortest is around 5’2, but now I’m wondering about their hair.  Am i just being ridiculous at this point?  I feel like there are too many things to think about and at the end of the day, none of it really matters! 

I was in a wedding where there were 8 BMs and 1 junior Bridesmaid or Best Man and a flower girl – I was the Maid/Matron of Honor and all the other girls were just staggered in height – no particular order….. and when it came time to take formal pics, the photographer ended up moving us all around anyway to get everyone in the shot. 

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