(Closed) Is it okay to just have an MOH and no bridesmaids for a large wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t think I would question it…it’s whoever you want up there with you!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve seen it done before, and it was fine. I don’t think anyone questioned it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The Duchess of Cambridge had only her Maid/Matron of Honor and a pile of flower girls. Worked out all right :o)

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Heck yea.. I have 3 MOH’s and no bridesmaids

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You can do whatever you like!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Busy Beekeeper

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • 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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • 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!

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