(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 # 17
    1381 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I have 7!  My original plan was for 6 to match the 6 groomsmen (which is also now 7).  My ideal would’ve been 4!

    Post # 18
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee

    I had my one and only bestie from elementary school stand up with me as my Maid/Matron of Honor.  I loved it!  No drama, one shopping trip to find her dress and no keeping track of a gaggle of brauds.  I wouldn’t have changed a thing!

    Post # 19
    1578 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

    5 bridesmaids, including my Maid/Matron of Honor :).


    1 Junior bridesmaid, but I didn’t count her in the number. She’s 11, and FI’s step sister. 

    Post # 20
    13951 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have 4 total.  I read in one of the etiquette books that to look balanced you should have 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man per 50 guests

    Post # 21
    846 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    we are having three bridesmaids (FI’s sister, my cousin, and one of my oldest friends) and three groomsman (my brother, FI’s cousin, and FI’s old friend/my cousin). no maid of honor or best man, no ushers, and no flower girl or ring bearer. it’s been perfect so far- so much cheaper and so much less stress!

    Post # 22
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Started out with 5 BM’s and 1 Maid/Matron of Honor. My Maid/Matron of Honor decided she wanted nothing to do with the wedding because I talked about it to much and one bridesmaid got jealous that we were getting married on her dating anniversary with her BF. She had nothing nice to say about me or our wedding so she is also out! Wedding is next month I have 3BM’s now and one MOH!

    Post # 23
    3459 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    A maid of honor and a matron of honor for my 50-guest destination wedding. Both are my cousins. I decided years ago (before I even met FI) that I wouldn’t have bridesmaids. I was one of 9 BMs for my sorority sister and the experience scarred me.

    Post # 24
    6255 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I am having either four or five (haven’t asked yet, but am thinking one might not accept due to planning her own wedding).

    I have known several people who have had large bridal parties, but I’ve never met anyone who had more than 6 who didn’t later say they regretted it.

    Post # 25
    8434 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    1 Maid/Matron of Honor and 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, and so far it’s been a breeze.  My other best friend, that is male, is giving me away since my father passed.

    Post # 26
    2083 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m having 10 and wouldn’t have it any other way. These particular girls have been with me through the good, the bad, and the ugly!

    Post # 27
    503 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I really only want 4 but as it stands right now I’m going to end up with 6. If I wasn’t afraid of the dramatic ordeal it would cause I would have 3 of my friends and 1 of my SILs, but another of my SIL was my best friend for 10+ years and we’ve just had a lot of issues lately. She hasnt been particularly nice to me in about 3 months but I feel extremely obligated to have her in the wedding. It’s tough because I always assumed she’d be my maid of honor, now I don’t even want her there. Then I can’t have 2 of my SILs and leave out the third without causing drama so I’d have to ask her too. 🙁

    Post # 28
    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    8. I would have loved to have had 4 but like others, friendship dynamics make it 8. I’m very happy to have these particular girls up with me, but moving around has given me various friend/family groups that I wanted to include and I just couldn’t make it any smaller without regretting excluding someone I cared about.

    Post # 29
    544 posts
    Busy bee

    I wish having too many was an issue for me! I will probably have 4 — 3 friends and possibly a sister-in-law. I have no idea who I will choose as a Maid/Matron of Honor seeing as my former best friend & I have drifted apart in the last 3 years and rarely talk.

    Sigh. I have a year before I have to really worry about this, but it already concerns me!

    Post # 30
    544 posts
    Busy bee

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    @MrsUNClover:  that’s terrible. I have no idea why girls have to act like this, especially during what’s supposed to be the happiest/most exciting time in your life.

    Post # 31
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I am having 3 bridesmaids and my Fiance is having 2 grooms women (and one groomsman). 

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