(Closed) How to arrange bridesmaids?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would arrange them from tallest to shortest too.  Seems to be the best bet in this situation.

Post # 4
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You’re “supposed” do it tallest to shortest (minus your MOH). You might try doing some practice shots if you can.

Post # 5
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I arranged mine by how close they are to me, so I do think there’s a chance they may think that.  But just be clear and tell them during the rehearsal that they’re being lined up by height and that should clear it up.  As a super shortie, I will say that it sucks to always be stuck at the super end dealing with the ring bearer/flower girl.

Post # 6
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I guess it never ocurred to me that BMs would be arranged in favorites. But I arranged mine basically how close I was to each. I don’t know about height or anything. In your situation, it would be fine to do it by height. Just say, you’re standing here so we can even out the height. I think they would understand.

Post # 7
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m having my girls stand in order of how long I’ve known them.  I personally don’t think they need to be arranged by height but that’s just me.  I would only worry about arranging by “favorites” might hurt someones feelings unintentionally.

Post # 8
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have serious height differences with my girls as well. 2 are 5’10′” and once is about 5’1! I was going to do it by height but then I didn’t want to have to deal with finding out how tall each girl AND how high their heel would be b/c that may make a difference! I’m going by how long I have known you, so FI’s 2 sisters go down first and then my friends and then my sisters. I was worried about the mis matched height at the alter but I don’t think many guests are going to focus on that.

Post # 9
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I arranged mine by height tallest to shortest (besides my MOH).  That meant that my 5’5″ sister/MOH was next to my 5’11” SIL.  It looked perfectly fine!

Post # 10
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m arranging them by how close I am to them. That just happened to be tallest to shortest. My Future Sister-In-Law is 5’10 and my Maid/Matron of Honor is 5’1. Luckily, my sister is 5’5 so she breaks it up nicely. I don’t think anyone will really notice who is standing next to who because really all eyes will be on you and your Fiance. And once you start taking formal pictures you can have them move around so not everyone is standing in the same order the whole time.

Post # 11
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I arranged mine by maid of honour, and then alphabetically by first name, which also happened to be tallest to shortest and probably in order of how close I am to them.

We had more bridesmaids than groomsmen, so two bridesmaids had to share one guy.  I thought it was fair to put them closest to me to “compensate”, and the one who got her groomsman (and own boyfriend) to herself stood farthest away.

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