(Closed) How many bridesmaids in your wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How many bridesmaids do/did you have in your wedding?
    None : (4 votes)
    3 %
    1 : (2 votes)
    2 %
    2 : (13 votes)
    10 %
    3 : (21 votes)
    17 %
    4 : (22 votes)
    18 %
    5 : (20 votes)
    16 %
    6 : (16 votes)
    13 %
    7+ : (27 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

    I had 4, but I wish I had included my step-SIL and her husband as well, since it would have made for some great family pics.  We are not super duper close (we see eachother on holidays and went to italy together a few years ago) but I love her and her hubs!  Our wedding had 120 guests so I think even 4 BMs was already a lot.

    Post # 4
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    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We’re aiming for 8 in the wedding party, but then have probably as many again as Honor Attendants or some such thing.  I really don’t want to stand up there with 50 people, but I also want to acknowledge the people who are most important in my life.  

    I’m actually trying to persuade my fiancee to let everyone but the maid of honor/best man sit down for the ceremony.  We’ll see what happens. 

    Post # 5
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    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Officially I have 7 bridesmaids, 4 junior bridesmaids, and 4 flower girls. Due to some family problems, I am still waiting for a response for one more sister. I am the youngest of 5 girls, so naturally, all of my sisters (hopefully) will be in the wedding as well as my nieces and nephews. It is going to be so much fun having them all be a part of our special day!

    Post # 6
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    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I limited myself to 3.  It was difficult to limit myself, but growing up in a church where "everyone is your best friend" it’s hard to limit yourself if you don’t give yourself a cut off number. I’ve frequented many weddings in which the bride had 7, 8, even 10 bridesmaids by her side. While, I know, in certain situations it makes sense, to me it is a bit over kill.  There are plenty of other ways to include friends and family without having them in the "bridal party".  For our wedding, I’m hoping that even though I did not ask my teenage nieces & brother’s wife to be in the wedding, that they will be keen on wearing our wedding colors.

    Post # 7
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    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I have 10 (including my sister who is my Matron of Honor). I almost wish now that I was just having her in the wedding. However, my fiance has a sister, I have two cousins that are in it, two friends from since I was little, 2 friends from high school, and 2 college friends. I even had to have two that I wanted in there to be greeters. It’s really hard because you want to be surrounded by your closest girls, but at the same time – there are so many opinions involved! We are having a destination wedding (6 hrs away) so that’s another reason I probably should have re-thought asking everyone – I was just so excited that I immediately asked them. I know it will be special having them all by my side, but I know that it’s overkill! Too late now! 🙂

    Post # 8
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    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I’m probably doing 5.

    Post # 9
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    15 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I have 3 bridesmaids. While I have plenty of friends and 3 sisters who would have loved a role, I only chose my two closest friends and my little sister as Maid/Matron of Honor. I don’t think I could have had more because my fiance had a hard time picking out his groomsmen and then we had one quit. He likes the look of couples for attendants. I’m glad I don’t have more because now it’s a challenge to get everyone organized.

    Post # 10
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    397 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I will have 6 on each side.  Two are my sisters, one is my fiance’s sister, the others are close friends.  I couldn’t/wouldn’t cut back on any and I love my bridal party!

    Post # 11
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    43 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - Ceremony at the Lanikuhonua Phase II private estate, reception at a historic hotel in Waikiki

    I have 5!  I hear the rule of thumb is one for every 30 guests (don’t quote me on that).  And if that’s the case, I’m going against the grain since my guest max is 120.

    Post # 12
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    None! We didn’t really see the point of the tradition for tradition’s sake and are involving important people in other ways.

    Post # 13
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    49 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have 5 bridesmaids. 1 best friend, 2 cousins, and 2 friends i have known for more than 5 years. Of good mix of ladies that know me and that I can trust.

    Post # 14
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    184 posts
    Blushing bee

    Five because my FH has four brothers and couldn’t chose amongst them for a best man. 🙂

    Post # 15
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    390 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I have my little sis (as my MOH) and my two closest friends that I’ve known since elementary school.  I considered a couple of others, but in the end I kept it to a minimum of those that I seriously rely on and can count on for anything.  I also have 3 flower girls (and no ring bearer!) because we have 3 of the most adorable little girls in our families that are just the right age (I hope!). 

    Post # 16
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    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We’re not actively planning things yet, but I will probably have three, mostly because we only have three guys who we feel should be groomsmen (my FI’s brother and my two brothers).  Neither of us has sisters, and if I don’t really have a "best friend;" I have several good friends.  So it’s going to be tough for me to choose my three BMs.  The ones I would choose live in three different states, so it’s unlikely that they will actually have much of a role in the planning, etc. 

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