Post # 1
One of our groomsmen found out he will be unable to travel and attend our wedding due to work and personal constraints. Totally understandable reasons.
What would you do in terms of a lopsided wedding party? Wondering for ideas about how to arrange the ceremony. Should I tell my photographer as well?
Thanks in advance, guys:-) .
Post # 3
I wouldn’t do anything. Having a lopsided Bridal Party is no big deal.
Post # 4
I don’t think you need to do anything different, doesn’t sound like a big deal to me.
Post # 5
@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
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
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
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
@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
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
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
@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. 🙂
Post # 13
@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
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
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
@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.