(Closed) How many bridesmaids is too many?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

10 is too many! I know from personal experience, my first wedding was a disaster on so many levels. 

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@PatientBride:  we have six on each side. It’s your wedding, have as many as you want! Like it or not, people are going to judge most aspects of you wedding anyway and feel the need to have an opinion, might as well make yourself happy!

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

we have 4 bridesmaids and 4 best men…and we will have 100 guests…I think it is a little too much already for our size wedding…

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

 No more then 3 or I think it it starts to look really tacky!! and I dont think it has to bee even. 

I have 3 really close girlfriends who I couldnt imagine not being in our wedding and my husband only wanted his best guy friend.  I couldnt imagine making him pick 2 more people to stand up with him or not having all 3 of my girls.  I only wanted those who are close to us up there not random place fillers…..

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I had 7 and I think it was too many – it made choosing their dress incredibly difficult, coordinating the shower/ bachlorette/ get togethers a nightmare, and the wedding day itself a little chaotic. A lot of extra stress. And the gifts were SO expensive- I wanted to do something nice for them, but 7 x anything was so much!!

I’d personally say 5. Honestly.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

However many you want.

I had 3, and that was enough for me. It was hard enough getting together with all of them to go shopping and whatnot, and I couldn’t imagine anymore!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Welp, I just realized I may have to have 9 uneven bridesmaids, so there you go. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

However many makes you happy. It also depends on the size of the venue – for example, my mom & step dad had their ceremony at a very small, old chapel. They each had one attendant. If they would have had more than 4 or 5 each, they would have been running out of space. I was a bridesmaid in a wedding, and I think she had 11 or 12 bridesmaids, and 2 maids of honor. It was ridiculous.

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@PatientBride:  you can have however many you want but just know that you’re asking for a lot of problems with a large wedding party. that’s 7×2 (groomsmen included) schedules, calendars, emotions, tastes, good days, bad days, and potential M.I.A. situations that you may have to deal with. 

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper

For me personally, anything over three is a bit much.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee

@PatientBride:  you don’t HAVE to pay for hair and make up although it is a nice gesture 

Post # 29
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Bumble bee

@MsLobizon:  thats nothing compared to my family, the tradition is 1 person per family… My dad has 8 brothers and sisters so the bridal party is ALWAYS big!

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@PatientBride:  yes, personally I think more than 3 or 4 is too many. 

Post # 31
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Duncan:  Not sure what calculation you’re using, but I get 3.92. Math war. 

I don’t think there is any right number of bridesmaids. If you have 7 girls you want to include, great. Just be aware that the higher the #, the more chances of disagreements/drama etc. I’m having two because that’s just what worked for me. 

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