Post # 1
Including my Maid/Matron of Honor, I could see me having 5. or 6 . or 7. I dont know where to make the cut. I dont want evvvvvvvery body, but I dont want nobody, you know? I have my cose friends since elementary school, my cousin/ godsister(we have been friends since diapers), and the good girlfriends I have made out of my SO’s friends over the past couple of years. And one of those girls introduced me to him; she and I worked together, and she is dating my SOs best friend, so she has to be there.
Is it odd to have an odd number of girls? Should I keep it even? I cannot decide where to make the cut somewhere before I go crazy and ask every woman I know to be in my wedding party, and I cant afford all of those bouquets! LOL
Any advice/input appriciated!
How did you bees make the cut??
Post # 3
Well, it sounds like it won’t work for you, but my sister had a similar issues, a group of friends she had known for 15+ years, a group of girls she had been SUPER close to the past few years, her roommates, her small group girls, so she ended up with JUST family in the wedding party. Me, her sister, our cousin (we grew up really close to) and her Future Sister-In-Law. Her groom had his two brothers and his dad. It made it so none of the friends got their feelings hurt by having some friends but not others.
Post # 4
Im wondering if the pictures look silly or off having 3 on one side, 2 on the other, etc
Post # 5
We had 7 Groomsmen and 8 Bridesmaid or Best Man. Worked out fine and does not look bad in the pictures. Our 14 year old daughter was the Maid/Matron of Honor and walked solo out of the ceremony while everyone else paired up. And for intros to the wedding I had the married ones(my 2 sisters, his 2 sisters and their husbands) walk in together and the 3 friends(guys first, than girls) walked in together. Worked out great!
Post # 6
Have 5. It’s an odd number but a multiple of an even one. You just can’t go wrong
Post # 7
I liked an even number because I like symmetry. I kow that’s a weird reason but I think the photos will look better with an even number of people on each side of the bride/groom.
Post # 8
Im hoping for 3 on both sides. I’m having 2 bridesmaids definitely, but I am planning on asking a 3rd. The third one is a bit iffy because she lives half way across the world and might not be able to come over. Ah well so I guess if she can’t be at my wedding I will have to have 3 groomsmen and 2 bridesmaids. Although I could level it up by having my little niece as a junior Bridesmaid or Best Man.
I am not keen on the idea of having different numbers on each side.
Post # 9
I only picked one. But that would seriously mess with me too. I’m not OCD, I do have things that HAVE TO BE RIGHT. Like…I count silverware. No idea why. I don’t even have to have the same number, I just have to KNOW every night how many are in there.
Last night was 10 forks, 8 spoon, and 13 butter knives. I have no idea why there are so many butter knives.
But it’s an off number, so I put one in the sink.
Post # 10
Well I would go with the same amount of people your Fiance wants to start. lol I know what you mean about numbers though, even if you do an odd number you’ll be there to make it even.
Post # 11
Im more Anal Retentive than OCD (which is paying atention to one small detail so much it may annoy someone, luckily, my man knows better than complain about it hehe
@DeeVine1217 He knows about 4 people for sure he wants, and there is a 5th one he wants as well, but that person has anxiety he has been working on overcoming as well as his sobriety. Im hoping that by the time of our wedding, he will have his anxiety will be settled. He has been doing remarkably well over the past 2 years I have known him, and I didnt mean that to sound selfish like it did in my head “I hope he is better so he can be in my wedding” But you catch my drift. I also have a close cousin that I know if I asked him to be in our Wedding Party he wouldnt care. He has been joking with me about making new friends to match the number of girls I want.