(Closed) How many bridesmaids?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

A formal wedding need not imply a large bridal party.  I tend to think if there are more people you want, then you have more, and let Fiance have how ever many he wants.  The people who are in the bridal are supposed to mean something special to you, and that’s more important that the actual numebr.

Post # 4
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m having 2 and Fiance is having one. We also have a page boy to kind of make up for the lopsidedness. We just went with the people in our lives that we really care about. We decided very early on that we didn’t want to pad it out for the sake of each side being even.

Post # 5
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

As a general rule you should have one Bridesmaid and groomsman per 50 guests.

We are inviting 260 guests to our formal wedding and I have 1 Maid/Matron of Honor and 4 BM’s

Post # 6
4675 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think you should have as many of few people that you feel comfortable with.  

I am only having two BM’s and 2 Groomsmen.  (We are also including his neices and nephews as Jr. BM’s, ushers and Flower girl.)  We choose these people because they are important to us, and they are who we want next to us on our wedding day.

Post # 7
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t think it really matters. I happen to have 2 bridesmaids because these are my closest friends. My partner will have one bestman (if any, as it’s a destination wedding).

Post # 8
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think the more you have the more it will stress you out because you’ll have to take into consideration their opinions and emotions on bridemaid dresses.


I think it would be nice to only have bridemaids that are close to you. That way you can share special moments together. 🙂

Post # 9
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am having a small wedding that consist of family and a handful of friends.(60)


We decided one attendant each, with such a small wedding I think we made the right choice.

Post # 10
21 posts

I am having 1 maid of honour and 6 bridesmaids and my other half only has a best man.  I chose them on the basis that they were all people i love very much..

I’ve never heard of any rules about how many bridemaids you should have for a formal or informal wedding.. I would say go with however many you want and whatever choice you make will be the right decision for you 😀

Post # 11
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have 1 Maid/Matron of Honor and 5 BMs, Fiance has 1 Best Man and 5 GMs. We wanted to have equal number on both sides.

Don’t concentrate on the number you “must” have, b/c that # doesn’t exist. Just focus on the people that you want to be a part of your special day. may it be 1, 2 or 5!

Post # 12
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was so stressed about the rules for this… I come from a large family, so I have 3 sisters to begin with- my FH has 1 sister as well, so I have 4 attendants before I get to pick any friends to be in my bridal party.  I’ve been thinking about what I would do since I knew he was the one I wanted to marry (about 2 years ago) & I finally decided it’s our day, & my wedding party &I should have  the people I love standing by me.  It would make me sad to not have my friends standing with me on my wedding day- I don’t want them doing readings or having a different part in the wedding as other people have suggested, I want them wearing the silly dresses they probably can never wear again, although I’ll do my best to try to defeat the stereotype- So I’m being ridiculous & having the 4 friends I want because I would regret it if I didn’t. So after my novella- I have 7 Bridesmaid or Best Man & a Maid/Matron of Honor 🙂


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