(Closed) I'm a OCD bride,should I keep an odd or even # of bridesmaids?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

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 # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Have 5. It’s an odd number but a multiple of an even one. You just can’t go wrong Wink

 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Bumble bee

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.

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