(Closed) How many bridesmaids is too many?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How many bridesmaids is enough?
    2-4 : (80 votes)
    35 %
    5-7 : (58 votes)
    26 %
    8-10 : (69 votes)
    30 %
    There shouldn't be a limit! : (20 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    1748 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m having 3, maybe 4, depending on the Fiance. I think 5 max is good and I’ve heard from wedding planners that things get crazy when girls have like 10.

    Post # 4
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    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I think 4 is the limit, personally, but you are technically supposed ot have one male and one female attendant per 50 guests, so if you have a 51-100 person guestlist expected, you should have 2 on each side, but if you have a 300 guests, you should have 6 on each side. Pretty much no one cares about that anymore, but it does look weird when someone has a really small wedding but a huge wedding party.

    Post # 5
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    4432 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m having 5, maybe 6 (my sister and I don’t really get along…never have)

     

    Future Sister-In-Law is having 10.

    Post # 6
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    1736 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have 5 in total (1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 BM’s). My Fiance is having 1 Best Man and 5 Groomsmen…so we are uneven, but I didn’t care. 5 was my limit!

    Post # 7
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    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m having 6. I think it just depends on how many you feel comfortable with and who you actually want to be next to you on the day

    Post # 8
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    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m having 5, but with my friend groups, it was I would have 2 or 5… and so 5 it was…

    Post # 9
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    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Meh, have as many as you want. I don’t care.

    I had 7 after much thought, I could easily have had more. All of those girls were amazing.

    Post # 10
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    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    There is no real right or wrong answer when it comes to whether or not you have “too many” attendants so I don’t really think I can vote properly, but ultimately, the amount of bridesmaids and groomsmen should be more or less proportionate to the amount of total guests.

    For example: having eight bridesmaids and eight groomsmen at an intimate wedding with only 50 guests would look a bit overwhelming and strange, whereas if there are 300 guests it would look far more ‘balanced’.

    So while I don’t think there’s an exact formula or number to go by, I definitely think there are limits.

    Post # 11
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    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I had 3 and even with that number there was drama. I think you should just pick your closest friends/family members that you know will be there for you and support you (and that aren’t inclined to drama).

    Post # 12
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    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m having 4, and sometimes when I see awesome wedding photos with large bridal parties I wish I had a bigger one, but with more people comes more gifts, more opinions and more DRAMA. Plus I’m not the type just to add people for number’s sake! I think you should include everyone who is important to you, and “enough” is when you’re not just adding people. If that makes sense…

    Post # 13
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    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Whoops, I voted wrong.  I thought your poll was how many maids is too many, not how many is enough! 

    Post # 14
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    1144 posts
    Bumble bee

    I wish I could only have 3 but my Fiance wants a few more goomsmen so I’m at 5, which I think isn’t too many but close!

    Post # 15
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    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I am having 7 because they are all really close friends and I cant imagine them not being bridesmaids. 

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Dangit the title tripped me up, lol.  How many is too many…I voted 5-7 because I thik anything over 4 people seems like a lot.  *shrug*  I think 2-4 is enough 🙂 and we have four.  Originally was going to have three.

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