Post # 62
@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
@maraschino: That sounds line my cousin’s wedding (12 bridesmaids, 800 guests)! I’m only having 4.
Post # 64
I wouldn’t want more than 5. I’m planning on having 4.
Post # 65
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
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
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
- Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch
We’re just doing 3 bridesmaids and 3 grromsmen and that seems perfect to me.
Post # 69
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
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
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
personally i think any more then 2 is too over the top
Post # 73
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
I’m having 4 my sisters plus my fav cousin who is like a sister.