(Closed) How many bridesmaids are/were in your wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

my guest list was at your count, and i have 5 girls, and he had 5 guys. (counting the Maid/Matron of Honor & BM)

Good idea on waiting 🙂 I waited until i had 10 months left before I asked mine!

Good Luck!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We’re having a smaller wedding (about 120-130), and we’re having three each.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Our guest list is 200-250 and we are having 4 girls & 4 guys. (including Maid/Matron of Honor & BM)

Really good idea on waiting before you asked people to stand up. I am one of those people that asked right away and kinda regret it now.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

3 gals for me, 3 guys for him, and we had 2 other guys who were ushers.

When we went to the local bridal expo, we were fascinated by one photographer’s display…there was a huge picture of a bridal party taken in a commonly used atrium at the courthouse…the fascinating thing: there were like FOURTEEN! attendents…FOR EACH the bride and the groom!!!    So, that’s like a wedding party of 30 people!!  I kid you not. We couldn’t stop staring…the photog even came over and told us how many people there were ’cause he said everyone stops and tries to count the people.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I was in a wedding with 12 each!  It was a lot.  But it didn’t seem too crazy…

That said, we’re having 2 each! 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

we waited 6+ months before asking anyone and we ended up asking 6 each, 7 friends & 5 siblings.  our wedding will be about 150 people. If youre going to ask, do it soon.  we asked our girls & guys over a period of a few weeks (since we waited to see all but 1 in person) and the last few knew we had asked others first which made it a little awkward.  i still think it was better to wait & tell them in person though!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2007

We got engaged 11 months before we got married.  I asked my bridesmaids about 10 months before the wedding.  We picked out dresses 7-8 months before the wedding, and ordered them 5 months before the wedding.  We asked 3 girls & 3 guys, with an initial invite list of 150ish (which then grew to 170ish, and we had 120 guests come).

I settled on 3 because if I asked any more friends that would have opened up another social group, plus hubby easily picked 3 people but would have had a hard time choosing who to be in the wedding beyond that, and we wanted it to be matched (it ended up not being matched evenly because our Best Man couldn’t get to the wedding due to military obligations… but that’s another story).

I will add that 3 was an easy number to work with in terms of coordinating schedules for shower & dress stuff, not to mention attendant gifts were easier, and I could get them nicer stuff than if I had 10 attendants, plus we could get a smaller limo with a smaller wedding party.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Hi MissBlushing!  Fellow Philly bride here!  I think you should make the bridesmaid decision solely on your friendship with each girl (i.e., are these girls going to be in your life forever and who you want to stand up for you?).  If you think so, then include them!  We’re having 9 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen, and we’re also hoping for about 180-200 guests.  I’ve gotten some comments about the size of the wedding party and the un-evenness, but noone really cares.  I also did not ask one girl whose wedding i was in.  I guess one other consideration is the expense- more BMs means more bouquets, Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts, people at the rehearsal… plus it is so expensive to be a bridesmaid these days.  But overall- I say add ’em in!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We have 5 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen and 1 junior bridesmaid and 1 junior groomsmen.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m having 5 on each side plus a jr Bridesmaid or Best Man abd Groomsmen – and NO 7 is not too many! Who cares how big the wedding is, and how many someone else had. So you have more people you want to stand up with you – thats great! All those people who love you and have shared in your life, I think having as many as you want is just the right amount!

 

 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Just a maid of honor and a best man.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I was one of the brides that jumped the gun – I asked my ‘maids the same week I got engaged.  It’s all worked out though.  🙂  I have four total – two MoH’s and two ‘maids.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2006

we had 150 guests and 7 attendants each.  i used to wonder if we should have only had siblings (meaning 2 attendants each), because coordinating 7 people cross-country is difficult, and the more attendants, the more expensive it gets with gifts and whatnot…and the non-siblings would have understood if it was family only.  but the non-sibling bridesmaids were much more helpful in planning, and i’m just as close to some of them as to my sisters.  it didn’t seem too large at the wedding, maybe because we didn’t have a head table.  i don’t regret it one bit!

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