(Closed) How do you feel about uneven bridal parties – was yours uneven?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My wedding isn’t until next year but we have the exact same numbers. I’m not worried about it since we’ve got a pretty good photographer who will ‘place’ everyone.

I also think as long as you have the people you love stood up there with you, you won’t notice 🙂

Tara xoxo

Post # 4
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Ours is going to be uneven. He’ll have his brother as best man, and I’m having my best friend & sister as co-MOHs.

Post # 5
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ours is uneven – we have 3 bridesmaids, 1 page boy and 5 groomsmen.

It doesnt bother me at all.

Post # 6
13289 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Unevenness does bother me, but that’s because I’m a little obsessive about all the details matching up.

Post # 7
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I don’t have any pictures to share but I don’t really think its a big deal. I had 7 bridesmaids and my husband didn’t even have any groomsmen. 

Post # 8
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I made a point of it to have a small and even wedding party. I wanted the groomsmen to escort the bridesmaids down the aisle. Our aisle will be very narrow. 

Post # 9
805 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Google “more bridesmaids than groomsmen” then click images and there’s loads of photos.

When the bridesmaids and groomsmen are called up to dance, who do the other two bridesmaids dance with also who walks them down the aisle at the end of the ceremony? To me one groomsman walking two bridesmaids up the aisle does not look right. It’s not photography that would bug me, it’s these things. 

Post # 10
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2023

I didn’t even realise that people had more than the best man stand up with the groom on the grooms side, until a few months ago.

We’re just having a best man, and 4 bridesmaids. 

I don’t like the idea of more than one best man, and all the weddings I’ve been to have only had the one man with the groom, and then a few bridesmaids. I honestly don’t understand why there are suddenly loads of ‘groomsmen’ in weddings.

I think it’s worse ‘filling spaces’ with random bodies – who are going to know that they’re only there to make up numbers, than having uneven numbers of people.

Post # 11
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t even notice.  Numbers matching up shouldn’t matter, it should be about having who you want on that day.

Post # 12
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a Maid/Matron of Honor and an FlowerGirl, and he has 3 Best Men and one Usher 🙂 which is cool with me 

Post # 13
35 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was in a wedding a few years ago with 6 bridesmaids & 1 best man.  The best man also was the officiant though so there were 3 girls on each side.

Post # 14
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think it matters, and no point in inviting randoms friends there just to round out the numbers.

Post # 15
5219 posts
Bee Keeper

We originally had an even party (8BM/8GM), but someone dropped last minute and it wasn’t a huge deal. 

Post # 16
480 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We had 5 bridesmaids and 6 groomsmen. It didn’t bother me any! We had two groomsmen walk the last bridesmaid down the aisle after the ceremony. It looked cute!

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