(Closed) How many bridesmaids?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i was going to have three, and that includes my moh. but i had some drama so now i am only having two, including my moh.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

3, your really close friends should understand that your sisters and his sister are family its not like you are asking complete strangers.  I would get them each to do a reading at the ceremony that they choose .

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I was originally having 5 bridesmaids and I was happy because it seemed perfect to me.  Well since my Fiance has two brothers, I have two brothers, and he wanted three of his cousins in the wedding party, we had to bump the number up to seven. Yes I do feel like 7 is a lot, but it is doable! 

Also, some of my girls are creating so much drama that it is driving me insane.  They have never acted like this before.  It is also hard to decide on stuff when half of them like the idea and half of them do not. If I were you, I would stick with three and I am sure your bestfriends will understand that you wanted to keep it small and in the family.  You can make them “honorary bridesmaids” if you want! 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Depends on how organized you want things to be – yes, 6 is a lot if you want them all in the same dress and shoes, etc.  But if you’re cool with having things a little more flexible, 6 is fine.  I was originally going to have 4 but wanted to include my sister-in-law, so Im up to 5.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

It’s really up to you and what you feel comfortable with. I have 6 in mine and have no problems with it, but I always knew I was going to have 6. If you think it’s going to be too much or too overwhelming for you then stick with family. Your friends will understand and I’m sure you can give them other important roles in your wedding.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The general “rule” is one bridesmaid per 50 guests.  We’re having 90-100 guests. I’ll have a Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaid or Best Man, and adult flower girl. I don’t think 6 is ridiculous, but it can be a lot of trouble. For me, it was either my 3 ladies or 6-9 people. That was NEVER going to be what i wanted

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

@kasmal:  Again, totally your call, but we’re also having 6 girls and 3 guys. 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

It all depends how much logistical planning you want to handle.  I don’t think six is comletely unreasonable, but hard to find dates that work for everybody/dresses they all like and that kind of thing. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s totally up to the two of you, and what you’re comfortable for! For us, we have four standing with us on each side, and that’s perfect for us and is what makes us happy.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We are also having around 150 guests, and I’m going to have 7 bridesmaids. I know it’s a lot, but there was never a question of who I would ask, I always knew it would be them. Everyone tells me it’s too many, but it works for me. I say go for 6 if that’s what works for you, don’t just worry about whether or not it’s too many. Fiance was going to have 5 groomsmen, but one of them is going to be overseas. 7 and 4 is going to work for us, do what works for you. :]

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am having @225 guests and 6 bridesmaids. Honestly, I wish I could’ve gotten away with 3 or 4.

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