(Closed) Having a bridal party or not?? Size of your bridal party??

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I want to ask 3 of my friends to be bm’s and SO is not sure on having a best man.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ive asked 5 and all have accepted. He will have 5 as well.  He couldn’t choose between brothers so no best man or maid of honor.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I will have 2 people standing up with me, and Fiance will also have two.

In my opinion, the smaller the better! Not as many people to please ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

One on each side

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

my 2 girls. and for him just him

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We will have six on each side, including a maid of honor and a best man. We both have 2-3 siblings each though, plus we have several different circles of friends so it was very tough to narrow down. I have asked my six and they’ve accepted, as have his. I’m very lucky that I have known all of my girls for a long time and they are all very drama-free, so hopefully we’ll stay lucky there. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had 6 girls, he has 6 guys plus 2 ushers and 2 flower girls.  Our bridal party was huge and it was pretty chaotic coordinating everyone the day off.  Having all our friends with us up there was beautiful but I will say that moving that many people around for pictures and getting that many girls ready together really messed up our schedule day off which ended up limiting the number of pictures we were able to take so if I could go back, I would definitely have decreased our wedding party by at least half. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m not having a bridal party at all.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

3 girls (our sisters), 4 guys (his close group of friends). It’s mismatched, but it was more artificial to cut out one of the guys since that group is pretty well-defined than it was to have matching sides. Also our officiant is my best friend and a super good friend of his, so she’s going to be getting ready with us, she gets to hear all my wedding planning craziness, etc etc. I told her she’s like a Bridesmaid or Best Man except she gets to pick what she wants to wear, but she has to talk in front of 160 people. It’s a trade-off. It was important to us to have people up there supporting us (plus neither of us wants to be on display). We’re trying to keep it low-key–the guys are wearing suits they already own and we’re gifting them their ties, and I just told the girls to get any dress they feel pretty in that’s dark brown, and try to find something they could wear to another wedding at least. Our big rule is they’re not allowed to look better than us. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

3 girls and 2 guys, plus one flower girl and one ring bearer.  I’m an only child with only one female cousin who can maybe make it to the wedding (and I wasn’t in her bridal party last year), so my girls are all close friends. FIs are his brother and brother in law. The smaller the better for us!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re doing 5 and 5, including a Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man. No kids in the ceremony. Fiance wanted more, because he has a HUGE and very close family, but I was lucky that I had 5 for mine. And, because his little sister is standing for me (because she’s like a sister to me), his stepmom assumed that his little brother would be, as well, and…he’s not in the wedding at all. I had to gently explain that he had a hard time narrowing it down to only 5, and there were people that he’d left out already that he was disappointed about.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We’re not having attendants (bridal party, ring bearer, etc.).

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I started out with 3 bridesmaids and ended up with 6 ๐Ÿ™‚ In total I have 5 Bridesmaids and 1 Maid of Honor and 1 Best Man and 4 Groomsman.  We arent having a flower girl or a ring bearer.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Darling Husband and I each had one attendant. We did not ask brothers and sisters, but each just asked best friends. We wanted everything very simple, and didn’t want anyone beyond what was strictly necessary (someone on each side to hand us the ring). 

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