(Closed) How big is your bridal party ???

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh my! That is a lot.. but I mean I don’t think there’s ever too many.. unless you go over into the 20’s. We’re only having 2 Groomsmen (one the BM) and 4 BM’s (one the Maid/Matron of Honor and one kind of an attendant for my FI) My flower girl is my 18yo cousin and ring bearer my 17 yo brother

Post # 4
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I only have a Maid/Matron of Honor and Fiance will have a Bridesmaid or Best Man.  We didn’t want to be bothered with having a ton of people for our backyard wedding.

Post # 5
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@chocolatelady:  How big is your guest list?! That seems like you may be setting yourself up for a lot of heartache…

Post # 6
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not too big, it’s all what fits you & your Fiance.

We’re only having 2 BMs, 1-or-2 GMs, and a flower girl: but that’s what suits us.


When our officiant asked about our bridal party size, he said he wasn’t surprised our was small. He said typically, the younger the couple, the larger the bridal party: does that sound like you?


Post # 7
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wow that’s a lot of people lol. I guess it depends on how many people you’re inviting to your wedding…if you’re inviting 60 people, a huge bridal party might be a little odd. If you’re inviting 400 people, it’s probably not so strange. 

We have 5 BMs, 6 GMs, 1 flower girl (I think) and 3 ushers.

Post # 8
11352 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We had nine on each side, including our honor attendants, junior bridesmaids and junior groomsman, flower girl, and ring bearer. Darling Husband has four children and a daughter-in-law, and he really wanted them all to be a part of our wedding, and I agreed.  I actually only had three of my close friends in the wedding; most members of our bridal party were family members.

Post # 9
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are having 3 bridal party on each sides.  We wanted to keep it small.  I wanted my girls to get their hair and makeup done, and I wanted to pay for it.  I don’t think I would have been able to afford paying for more.

Post # 11
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We had 5 bridesmaids and 4 groomspeople.

Post # 12
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

4 BMs, one Maid/Matron of Honor, one best man, 2 groomsmen, 2 flowergirls 

Post # 13
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We’re having 3 on each side (Sister/MOH, Cousin/BM, Best Friend/BM for me, Brother/Best Man, Best Friend/GM, My Brother/GM for him), I didn’t want a single person we hadn’t known almost our entire lives (we’ve both known our best friends for over a decade) because I wanted to make sure as much as possible that when we look back at pictures in 50 years we have the best chance of still knowing and loving the people in our wedding party. Plus, we both are very anti-drama and more people tends to mean more drama, in general.

Post # 14
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We each have a total of 8 on each side.  For me, that felt like a lot, but I have 4 sisters, so that really upped the number.  It is your wedding, so I think if 11 is what you are comfortable with, then go with it!

Post # 15
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I currently have 1 MH 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man and 1 JBM. 1 flower girl

As well has 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man and 3 Groomsmen and 1 JGM. no ring b.


I had drama with my bridesmaids and 3 backed out, because they could not afford to pay for anything…… however are in another wedding before mine… (ALTHOUGH I HAD ASKED THEM TO BE IN MINE FIRST!)


So i’m looking for another Bridesmaid or Best Man 🙁

Post # 16
149 posts
Blushing bee

I have one maid of honor, one matron of honor, one brides-man, and 6 bridesmaids, and we have 8 groomsmen.  It’s a lot and my FI’s idea really.  He is in a bandand thy have a tradition of all of them being in each others bridal parties. So that’s how we ended up here!  

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