(Closed) How many bridesmaids are standing up in your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1736 posts
Bumble bee

I am sticking with uneven numbers. Fiance has 6 (including Best Man) and I’m having 5 (including MOH). I hate the idea of “fillers” for the sake of having even numbers. I only want the girls most special to me at my side!

Post # 5
1306 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We both happen to have 5, but I wouldn’t be upset if we were one or two short on either side. Why can’t your friend still be in the wedding? Is she unable to attend, or do you think it will be too difficult for her to get a dress etc?

Post # 6
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m having four-ish.

My three best friends will be standing up with me as BM’s.

My younger sister (MOH) will be wearing the same dress, but escorting the four flower girls (7, 4, 3, 23 months) down the aisle and sitting with them as two of them are her children.

Fiance is having three GM’s including his best man, who is his nephew (9).

My sister and I are not SUPER close but I did want her included so this was our compromise.

Post # 8
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I had two, a Maid/Matron of Honor and a bridesmaid. The first time I got married, I had four and it was too stressful.

Post # 9
9674 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I have two a Maid/Matron of Honor and a bridesmaid, my Fiance has two best men

Post # 11
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We each had 6 attendants.  It would’ve been 7 but his sister politely declined.  (We’re not that close, I really only asked to be polite as well.)  We had another guy-friend on tap if she had said yes to keep the numbers even, but we didn’t feel bad about not asking him once she said no.  I don’t think he expected to be in it anyway.

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

3 bridesmaids 1 matron of honor


Post # 13
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I had six. It honestly wasn’t very complicated at all. Helps that my girls were all pretty chill! And I like to think I was a pretty chill bride. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Post # 14
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re having 10 (5 on each side). Fiance really wanted to ask another friend (so we’d have 5/6), but I had to say no because then that would lead to him wanting to ask his other cousin the next time we see him, etc.

Post # 15
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@stephko99:  Why does she need to travel to you “a few times” to participate? Have her buy a dress near her (if you really want her, offer to help pay for part of the dress), and she really doesn’t have to travel to you until the day of the wedding…it’s nice when BMs can help out before the wedding, but you can be a Bridesmaid or Best Man and not do anything…I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man, Junior Bridesmaid or Best Man, and Flower Girl in the past over the years and never once has anybody asked me to do anything other than buy the dress and show up the day of the wedding wearing it and smiling…If you want them all in the same dress, buy from some local chain so she can buy near her, or have her get professional measurements taken so that you can order for her near you when you go w/ other girls…or let go and do a little mismatched look so that she can go shopping on her own. Also, as others have said, an uneven bridal party isn’t a bad thing either!


Oh and answer to the main question: Sister/MOH, Cousin/BM, Best Friend/BM for me and for him it’s Brother/Best Man, Best Friend/GM, and Future Brother-In-Law (aka my brother)/GM, so 3 and 3

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