(Closed) How many Bridesmaids did you have/ are you having in your bridal party?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How many bridesmaids did you have/ are you having in your bridal party?

    Maid of Honor only

    2 Bridesmaids

    3 Bridesmaids

    4 Bridesmaids

    5 Bridesmaids

    6 bridesmaids

    7 or more


  • Post # 3
    9541 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    3 Bridesmaids and 2 bridesmen!

    Post # 4
    9050 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had 4.  My sister, two best friends and DH’s sister. 

    It was perfect, but not because of the number itself, but that I chose the ladies carefully.

    Post # 5
    1848 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I plan on having my 3 best friends rock out with me…2 ladies and one fabulous man.

    Post # 6
    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I had 2. I find more than about 4 just means drama. But, a lot of this depends on the size of your wedding too. At a big wedding, you should have more attendants, a smaller wedding should have fewer. The traditional rule is one attendant on each side for each 50 guests, but you don’t need to stick to that exact rule. It would be weird to have 60 guest with 12 of the up there at the altar with you though.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that more attendants equals more expense (flowers, attendant gifts, rehearsal dinner…).

    Post # 7
    34 posts
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I have four: my sisters and two good friends. So far the hardest part is coordinating everything because they are rather indecisive (was not expecting that). Be prepared for people to perhaps change their minds about where and if they want hair/nails done. Women! 😉

    Post # 8
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Two bridesmaids and one “best man”.

    Post # 9
    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Four bridesmaids. Two very good friends and both of my sisters. There’s 90 people on our guest list.

    Post # 10
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have 6!  At first I thought I’d have a hard time just asking 3 girls – I never thought I’d have this many.  

    Post # 11
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I plan on having 3 or 4 bridesmaids and the same number of groomsmen. We will be paying for all their attire, so cost is a factor in deciding the amount of attendants we want. 
    I think much more then four and you’re setting your self up for issues. Four attendants, plus the bride and groom means a wedding party of 10 people, just finding transport for that number of people is a pain!

    Post # 12
    4012 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have 5!

    Post # 13
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I am having 4.

    We are having a small wedding but I decided to have this many because both my sister and my best friend since high school live in different cities than me and I have 2 besties where I live who get along great! One of them moved away recently though.

    It was really important to honor all of them and have some local support especially I live far away from all of my family.  I am getting married in 2 months and I’ve been soooooo happy with my girls, they have been so amazing!


    Post # 14
    8469 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I had 1 Maid/Matron of Honor and 2 BM’s. If I could do it all over again, I’d have more. 

    Post # 16
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m having 7, but that’s only because I have a group of girlfriends that I have to be very careful not to offend. I really wanted 5 or 6, but I figured a difference of 1 wasn’t worth the fight.

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