(Closed) How many bridesmaids is too many?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How many bridesmaids is enough?




    There shouldn't be a limit!

  • Post # 62
    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

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    @Regina Phalange:  My Fiance is the same way. He grew up in small town and wants to include every friend he ever made! I had to set a limit and allowed 4 GMs and 4 ushers. Our wedding is under 100 guests so I think it would look funny if we had more than 4 each. But that is just a personal opinion.

    Post # 63
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @maraschino:  That sounds line my cousin’s wedding (12 bridesmaids, 800 guests)!  I’m only having 4.

    Post # 64
    279 posts
    Helper bee

    I wouldn’t want more than 5. I’m planning on having 4.

    Post # 65
    1346 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Personally I would say 2 – 4, and I find 4 hard to get all together to go shopping for dresses etc and the more you have the more oppinions there are!

    Post # 66
    23589 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Boy I’ll tell ya, I had 6 girls total (1 Maid/Matron of Honor and 5 BM) and while that was fine because I love them all, on hindsight it was just too much to deal with.  I agree wth 2-4.

    Post # 67
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m having 5, including my sister as my Maid/Matron of Honor and my Fiance sister as kind of a junior Bridesmaid or Best Man (she’s 14).  I think once you get upwards of 5 or 6 it starts to get out of control.  You want to honor your friends, but there comes a point of ridiculousness.  However, it’s your day so do what you want! 

    Post # 68
    325 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch

    We’re just doing 3 bridesmaids and 3 grromsmen and that seems perfect to me. 

    Post # 69
    1468 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Dont turn your wedding ceremony into a cirucus!! I think more then 3 or 4 is really silly!!!  I know people who have had 6-9 people and wow!!! it looks funny, too many people, way to croweded and takes away from the bride and groom. Not only that, how many of them will you really be close to 15+ years down the road?  I know lots who say oh i dont talk to her anymore, or oh im only in contact with 2 of the girls who were my bridesmaids and to me that is sad.  I also laugh when I see 6+ bridesmaids and grooms men it looks like a big long line behind the bride and goom, it just doesnt look and feel special to me.  I prefer more intimate  

    I dont think you can really have 9 bestfriends……. I think 3 is plenty it should be an honor and you should only want the closest of peole standig up with you, keep it simple you dont wan it to be  circus!

    Post # 70
    2194 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I had 5 and I felt like it was perfect. Although, I’m in a wedding next year with 12…so I guess each bride is different!

    Post # 71
    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Screw the rules.  Our wedding party is probably going to be at the max 150.  I have 3 bridesmaids that were from childhood/formative years and 3 more that were more recently in my circle that I love and admire.  Hubby has an equal amount of groomsmen.

    We laugh at it because everyone we truly love will be in our wedding party and celebrate with us, LOL which doesn’t leave that many for our celebrating party.  A party is a party, either way right?

    I guess the important thing above EVERYTHING is what makes you happy.  You choose your amount.

    Post # 72
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2004

    personally i think any more then 2 is too over the top

    Post # 73
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i had 4. I am in a wedding this fall though with 12. I don’t think I’d want to try to coordinate with all those people for showers/bachelorettes/ordering dresses/etc, but that’s just because I’m lazy.

    Post # 74
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m having 4 my sisters plus my fav cousin who is like a sister.

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