(Closed) How did you chose your bridesmaids?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1540 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@GingerSnapped19:  I am similar, I have more male friends than female friends. I’ll probably have 1 or 2 bridesmen

Post # 4
2942 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

There are many things you can do;

1. You don’t need to match sides.  How cute would it be for each girl to be accompanied by two guys?

2.  Ask guy friends to stand with you.  Gender shouldn’t limit those people you want standing with you on your big day.

3.  Does your FH have any sisters/cousins/close girl friends who you lwould like to become closer with?  Asking them to be a part of your wedding party is a great olive branch to start your life as a married couple.  

Hooe this helps!

Post # 5
970 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

Me too! My friends are all guys! It was really tough to choose four to match his. I am going with my brother as my “Man of honor”, his sister, a mutual friend who is local, and a high school friend who I haven’t had too much contact with over the years. The high school friend was the tough choice. I really wanted to have the same amount as him so the photos looked balanced and there are so many cute photos I want to do that really need 3 girls. 

Post # 6
578 posts
Busy bee

Me and two other girlfriends were groomsladies in our best guy friend’s wedding 🙂 We wore simple black dresses and stood on HIS side. 

It was too cute for words, and we loved it because we ARE his best friends! why shouldn’t we be in his wedding! He had one other guy friend and his brother as his best man. 

We had a great time and it was really fun and unique. 

I would recommend looking into having bridesmen 🙂 Maybe have them wear vests or ties in your bridesmaid colors, while the groomsmen only wear white or black, to make them stand apart

Post # 7
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@GingerSnapped19:  I picked people I’m very close to from all areas of my life. My Maid/Matron of Honor has been my best friend since 7th grade, my first bridesmaid is a great friend from college, my second bridesmaid is a good work friend and mutual friend of Fiance and mine, my first bridesman is my brother from another mother close friend since elementary school, and my second bridesman is a good friend from high school who’s always been there for me.

Post # 8
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

His sisters and my best friend. They just all had to be married.

Post # 10
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I asked my best friend from college, then any of my girlfriends who I lived with overseas who are able to travel for my wedding will be bridesmaids too since they’ll be traveling so far, to fill in the rest of the Bridesmaid or Best Man slots i guess i’ll wait until RSVPs start coming in and ask the first female friend or cousin to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man.

i’m not doing the shower/party/etc., I’m asking my Maid/Matron of Honor to choose a RTR dress for herself as well as a few extra dresses that coordinate for bridesmaids to choose from if they wish. Seeing as the only real Bridesmaid or Best Man duty i’m assigning is renting a $50 dress and having a fun time at the reception, I don’t feel bad about choosing girls haphazardly – i don’t think my method would work if you wanted your girls to buy $$$ matching dresses and shoes and to host a bridal shower and bachelorette party but it works for me… 🙂

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