(Closed) Bridesmaids on the brain is 7 bridesmaids to much?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have 6 bridesmaid so your just one off from me. The groomsmen number doesnt necessarily have to match..just put two girls with one guy I’m sure the guys would love that!!

Post # 4
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1736 posts
Bumble bee

I think the old rule of thumb to have 1 bridesmaid to every 50-60 guests…
I had 5 myself (and had a 140 person wedding). My husband had 6 groomsman and we just had the extra groomsman be escorted by his girlfriend for the recessional and introduced with her at the reception. No one cared!

Post # 5
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4520 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s fine — don’t stress over it. They don’t have to be the same # as the groomsmen, and they don’t have to correspond to the # of guests in some way. Ask who you want to ask — that’s the most important thing. 

Post # 7
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306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t go by the rule of basing it off of the number of guests. I am having 7 too and only like 120 guests. I asked all of my closest friends. My Fiance also had 7 too so that ended up working out for us. Have however many you want!

Post # 9
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m having ten bridesmaids and ten groomsmen.  Also, two flower girls, two ring bearers…  We’re having about 130 guests.  People have been joking that we’re going to have a small town standing at the altar with us, but who cares!  

It’s your wedding.  Do what you want.

Post # 10
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3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I will have 7 and will have about 50 guests!! LOL I obviously didn’t hear about the 1 bridesmaid for every 50-60 guests.  They are my close friends and family and it’s worth it to me to have them in the wedding rather than being “politically correct” (if that’s even the right word)

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