Bridesmaid to Wedding Guest ratio

posted 1 year ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
3492 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I had 5 bridesmaids for a 65 person wedding so technically my “ratio” was even worse than yours. I didn’t even think about it.. and I don’t think it looked weird at all.

Post # 3
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

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carolinabride123 :  it’s not a thing… ask as many as you want

Post # 4
112 posts
Blushing bee

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raw4 :    I have seen several wedding blogs/ sites speaking about the ratio of guests to bridesmaids . So yes, it’s a thing….in some quarters. But OP, I wouldn’t worry about it. Ask the 2 girls if you actually want them at your side on the day.

Post # 5
14054 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I read somewhere once the actual ratio to look balanced is 1 bridesmaid to 50 wedding guests. I don’t think anyone follows that – I didn’t.  But I think that 8 bridesmaids is definitely a lot. 

Post # 6
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

I had 135 guests and 8 of them were bridesmaids. My husband had five groomsmen. Worked out just fine! I really wanted each one up there. 

Post # 7
10532 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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carolinabride123 :

  Didn’t you just post a thread about this, only focussed on the feelings of the two ‘extra’? 

Post # 8
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2021

Ask whoever you would like to stand at your side. ❤️

Our guest list is 26 people (bride and groom included). I will be having three bridesmaids and my fiancé will be having four groomsmen. 34% of the guest list will be in the bridal party.

Post # 9
748 posts
Busy bee

I don’t think you have to worry about the number of guests vs bridesmaids ratio but, I think more so you should think about the logistics of 8 bridesmaids getting ready before the wedding. Including Mums or Aunts or whomever else will be there too. Think of hair/makeup appointments and getting dressed/organized. 

Post # 10
1504 posts
Bumble bee

I’d say more guests than bridesmaids is a good ratio.

Post # 11
26 posts

I would say ask those closest to you and the ones you want seeing you through the whole wedding preparations and if it happens to be 8 then so be it. It’s your day and it has to be the way you want it to be 

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