(Closed) How many is too many?

posted 4 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Greenspot Farms

Just a heads up… you made the exact same post on several boards…

Yes, that sounds like an overwhelming number of people to me personally. But it’s your wedding and your familiy so if it seems normal then it’s fine.

Post # 3
1017 posts
Bumble bee

It would be too many for me, I would feel overwhelmed, but then again I have 7 cousins and you have 300, so it’s hard for me to relate!  I think it’s fine if you’re happy to have that many people involved, presumably your guests know how large your family is so no-one will be surprised by that fact that you have a large wedding party.

Post # 5
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

tada1995:  We will be having 250 guests at our wedding.

1 Matron of Honor
1 Maid of Honor
4 Bridesmaids

1 Best Man
5 groomsmen

3 flower girls
3 ring bearers

I’m obsessed with having even numbers in our bridal party. 6 on each side seems normal to me. 

Post # 6
1841 posts
Buzzing bee

Can your budget accommodate such a large party?  EAch attendant needs a bouquet/bout, a thank you gift and 2 seats at the Rehearsal Dinner because each one needs to be invited with their spouse/FI/SO.  Just your adult attendants require 20 seats at the Rehearsal Dinner, and the younger ones need to be invited with their parents.  Can you afford that many for the Rehearsal Dinner, flowers, and thank you gifts?

The wedding party is a line item in your budget.  Be sure you can accomodate everyone.


Post # 7
2636 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

When you break it down, there will be 6 standing on each side with 2 flower girls and confetti boys – this doesn’t sound so excessive. In saying that, there is no way I would consider this many people for our own bridal party – we’re having 3 on each side, plus a flower girl and 2 page boys. If you are happy to have this many people, then go for it.

Post # 8
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Nope! Sounds totally normal to me. It is a large wedding party, but not excessive. The only real concerns with a big wedding party are:

1. Has it lost it’s meeting? Did you pick so many people that the title no longer holds honor?

Ans: No, I don’t think so. Especially as many/most are family. That is a sweet gesture.

2. Can you afford it? For each Bridesmaid or Best Man you might need: bouquet, gift, hair, makeup, getting-ready lunch, etc….this cost obviously goes up with each additional attendant. 

Ans: Up to you! If you can afford it, then awesome!

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