(Closed) Groomsman cancelled….lopsided wedding party?

posted 5 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
4057 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wouldn’t do anything. Having a lopsided Bridal Party is no big deal. 

Post # 4
9677 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t think you need to do anything different, doesn’t sound like a big deal to me.

Post # 5
3256 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@AverageBessyJ:  If someone needs to walk down the aisle solo, or a group of 3, just do it.  No one will even notice, let alone remember. Dint add/drop people from the wedding party just for symmetry.  The photographer composes photos for a living; he/she will be just fine.  If you want, let him/her know, but it will be fine either way.  Just carry on and don’t worry about it.


Post # 6
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I would leave it. I assume it is too late to invite someone else to stand up in his place (renting suits etc?). You certainly can’t ask one of your girls to stand down!

And if the photographer has asked you previously about how many attendants you are having then you could let them know, but otherwise it shouldn’t be an issue for them.

Post # 7
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We had 5 bridesmaids and 3 groomsmen and it turned out great. JUst have sombody double up. Im sure one of the groomsmen wont mind having two bridesmaids on his arms.

Post # 8
3230 posts
Sugar bee

My little sister’s Maid/Matron of Honor canceled two weeks before the wedding. It’s really no big deal. We had each BM/GM walk out alone. One suggestion was to have the last Bridesmaid or Best Man be escorted by two Groomsmen. For real though, it doesn’t really matter and people tend not to notice.

Post # 9
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@AverageBessyJ:  we had a groomsmen drop out so we had 5 girls and 4 guys. It was totally fine.  For the ceremony, the girls walked in alone (the guys were already up at the front) and walking out, 1 guy got 2 ladies.  It’s no big deal.  I let my photographer know but it was no big deal for her. You can’t even tell in the pictures unless you’re counting!

Post # 10
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Eh, it’s fine. I had a bridesmaid drop out at the beginning of this year because she’s got a lot going on and wouldn’t be able to travel. No problem. We might actually have even sides anyway, since we aren’t sure if FI’s brother is going to be in the wedding at all.

Post # 11
9118 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I was going to have a lopsided wedding (One of my bridesmaids dropped out.) and I literally wasn’t going to do a single thing about it.

The day before the wedding (Literally at the rehersal) the best man’s wife offered to step in, so they ran off, got a dress and I had a bridesmaid the next day. 😛


I was completely content with having an uneven bridal party.

Post # 12
3368 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@AverageBessyJ:  I would tell your photographer, but uneven wedding parties are becoming more and more popular! Honestly, I think they look awesome in pictures. 

Here’s a few from Pinterest to settle your worries. 🙂



Uneven bridal party shot...uneven bridal party

uneven bridal party - Google Search

Post # 13
3726 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@AverageBessyJ:  Yeah, like PPs said, don’t fret and don’t change a thing. Even numbers, in my opinion, are so predictable. Mix it up and have your wedding your way. If your way means having even numbers, by all means go and find another dude. Otherwise, relax and enjoy your lovely bridal party.

Post # 14
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m going to be having a lopsided bridal party. I think that it would be more special that way. It bothers me to think about how brides or grooms ask someone to stand up or don’t ask someone to stand up with them just for the sake of having an even number.

I think that because it is your special day, that each of you should have exactly who you want to stand up there with you, regardless of how the numbers come out.

Post # 15
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are having an uneven party for our wedding. I have four ladies standing up with me and Fiance has two – his brothers. He seems to be kinda worried about how it will look. I think it will look just fine! I doubt that anybody is thinking, “Oh lawd they have an even bridal party – we best return the fine china we bought them.” If anything it makes the bride and groom stand out more! I would let your photograper know so they can plan shots based on the amount of people you have.

Post # 16
7649 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@AverageBessyJ:  I would leave it. While you don’t need to tell your photog, I would go online to Pintrest or Google and find some pictures of uneven (not lopsided hehe) wedding parties, so you can get an idea od how you want your pictures. yeah your photog does this for a living, but it still wouldn’t be a bad idea.

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