Post # 1
So here’s my dilemma. I don’t really have any close friends at all. Fiance has several and some of them with spouses/significant others, but I’m not really close to any of them. I’m thinking of just having my sister stand up with me as Maid/Matron of Honor. Is this okay? We’re inviting about 200 people, and I was thinking Fiance could either have just a best man and his friends can be ushers/do readings. Also, would it look really awkward if Fiance had one best man and one groomsmen if I only have a Maid/Matron of Honor and no bridesmaids? I know uneven wedding parties are fine, but is 2 and 1 not a little odd?
Post # 3
You can have as many or as few people in your wedding party. As for the uneven sides, you’re right- they are totally ok! Maybe for the ceremony your groom & his best man can stand up at the front, and the other Groomsmen can escort your Maid/Matron of Honor down the aisle. It will all work out, don’t sweat the small stuff lady!
Post # 4
I don’t think I would question it…it’s whoever you want up there with you!
Post # 5
I’ve seen it done before, and it was fine. I don’t think anyone questioned it.
Post # 6
I am contemplating doing this as well. Just have my sister as my Maid/Matron of Honor and no bm’s. I’ll just give other roles for my 2 closest friends. Fiance has only one brother and I have one sister so that would work. We are having about 150 guests.
Post # 7
Nope, I’m having more than double the guests you have at my wedding and I just have a Maid/Matron of Honor and Fiance has 2 guys standing up with him.
Everyone has said what an awesome idea it is and our families are used to monsterous bridal parties.
We are having lots of small children walk in with us though, just because I think it’s adorable.
Post # 8
The Duchess of Cambridge had only her Maid/Matron of Honor and a pile of flower girls. Worked out all right :o)
Post # 9
Heck yea.. I have 3 MOH’s and no bridesmaids
Post # 10
You can do whatever you like!
Post # 11
Mine is smaller, 150ish but I’m just having a Maid/Matron of Honor. It’s much less drama. Do what ever is going to make you happy 🙂
Post # 12
I didn’t have anyone stand up there with me! No formal wedding party at all – it was just me, Darling Husband, and the officiant. Absolute BLISS.
Personally – I would do 1 Maid/Matron of Honor and 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man. If your Fiance has another friend he wants to honor, have him do a reading or something like that.
Post # 13
Do whatever you want! I am having a Maid/Matron of Honor and my Fiance is having his brother as his best man. That’s it. We are inviting over 200 people. Some people in my family keep pushing for a big wedding and I’m like “Hey if you wanted that that’s what you should have done. This is what I’m going to do.” Don’t worry about what anybody else thinks.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
I say go for it! Darling Husband and I had just a maid of honor and best man, and it was perfect! They were so wonderful and helpful, and there wasn’t any worrying about wrangling a ton of people. We would do it all over again that way in a heartbeat!
Post # 15
I’m having my Maid/Matron of Honor and 1 Flower Girl
My H2B is having 3 Best Men and an Usher
So clearly I think it’s fine lol 😀
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2012 - Glades Pike Winery, Somerset, PA
Small wedding parties will save you SO much trouble and effort in your wedding planning. Our wedding is smaller than yours (around 120 people), but we are only having a best man and Maid/Matron of Honor, and it has made our lives so so so so much easier. I say go for it!