(Closed) How many bridesmaids?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How many bridesmaids did you/will you have?
    1 : (8 votes)
    7 %
    2 : (4 votes)
    4 %
    3 : (23 votes)
    21 %
    4 : (26 votes)
    23 %
    5 : (17 votes)
    15 %
    6 : (9 votes)
    8 %
    7 : (9 votes)
    8 %
    8 : (7 votes)
    6 %
    9 : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    14 posts
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I read somewhere that it is safe to have 1 bridesmaid per 50 guests, unless you have 50, then its ok to have 2. those were the guidelines I followed. But honestly it was just enough because it was hard to choose out of my friends. But most importantly it helped my FH because he wanted to have each of his best friends standing up, equallying to 10 people on his side, with only 200 guests!

    Post # 4
    1611 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have 8 bridesmaids, and I definitely didn’t follow the guidelines mentioned above.  I have 4 sisters and 4 very close friends that I used to live with, so I could either only have my sisters and no friends in my wedding or have 8 bridesmaids.  I choose 8 bridesmaids, and I am glad I did becasue some of my friends are very excited about it.

    Post # 5
    2755 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think I’ll end up with between 3-5. I plan to ask 5 ladies, but not sure if 2 will be able to do it (one may be pregnant around the time of our wedding and won’t be able to travel if so, the other is across the country and not sure if she’d be able to fly back for the wedding).

    Post # 6
    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We’re not having any attendants. ๐Ÿ™‚ Unless Fiance caves and asks a friend/”brother” of his to be best man, in which case I might ask a lifelong friend of mine if she’d be willing to stand with me.

    Post # 7
    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m having two. My best friend and a friend I met through my Fiance (she was the first to befriend me when we started dating 3 years ago), and my Fiance will have his best friend and my brother beside him. 

    Post # 8
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I had 7 bridesmaids and 150 guests. I’ve never heard of the guidelines mentioned above.

    Post # 9
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I have never been a fan of larger bridal parties. I wanted two but ended up with three to appease my Fiance (I added his sister).

    My cousin is having 10, YES 10!!!

    Post # 10
    1199 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I haven’t heard of any guidelines…I’m having 4 BMs and 140ish guests.  I did want FH and I to have matching numbers, so he has 4 guys on his side as well.

    Post # 11
    1733 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am having 3 In my opinon too many pulls away the focus away from the bride

    Post # 12
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We have about 200+ guests and I’ll have 4 bridesmaids and possibly one bridesman… trying to decide what to do with a good guy friend of mine ๐Ÿ™‚

    Fiance will have 4-5 groomesmen ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We will have 80-100 guests and I have two bridesmaids and one maid of honor.

    Post # 14
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @onyx81:  Exactly the same situation! I know some people think it’s excessive but when you have a lot of sisters and a few really good friends, it’s not fair to have to exclude your friends just because you have sisters! ๐Ÿ™‚ so watch me parade my wedding army down the aisle ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 15
    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We’re probably having around 150 guests and we each have 6 standing up for us. Never heard of any guidelines, I think you should have however many people you want to have, afterall, it’s your wedding!

    Post # 16
    5220 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I have never heard of the guidelines mentioned above… I just picked the women to stand next to me that I wanted to share the special day with… so I have 8. 

    – 1 chilldhood friend

    – 2 sisters

    – 5 college girlfriends that could easily fall into the ” sister” or ” people I felt like I have know all of my life” category.


    It just so happened than my Fiance had exactly 8 groomsmen in mind as well!

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