Post # 1
Has anyone’s wedding party had a way uneven number of girls vs guys?
I have 3 super close girlfriends, 1 of them being my Maid/Matron of Honor.
So there’s only 3 girls in our wedding party.
My fiance has 6 guys in the wedding party, 1 being his best man.
So 3 girls vs 6 guys on his side.
Should I be asking another friend to be in my wedding, even though I originally didn’t consider them close enough friends that I would ask them?
Has anyone had this issue?
Post # 3
@May312014: You can have as many guys or girls you want. I personally say go with the people who are close to you guys and not who you FEEL you need to add. However, I am also about symmetry and I think it would try me crazy in the pictures not to have it.
Post # 4
@May312014: Every Bridesmaid or Best Man is one more person who might make you tear your own hair out later. So if you only want the three, only have the three!
Post # 5
The bridesmaids and groomsmen should be walking eachother down the aisle, for that purpose, it’d be awkward. And for pictures if the whole party is there, it might be awkward. I’m having 3 bridesmaids and my Fiance is having 3 to be even for that purpose. He could have more than that though, but I couldn’t. I’m not close to that many people as he is. One of my bridesmaids, I wasn’t originally planning to be a bridesmaid, but I need 3 if he’s having 3. But overall I don’t think it’s a seriously big deal.
Post # 6
@May312014: I would just saty with 3.
My man has mre as well :/
Post # 7
@May312014: It’s really no big deal. I had 6 bridesmaids and hubby had 3 groomsmen and it worked out. Pictures looked fine and we played with a few different ways for walking down the aisle, but I’m sure whatever you decide on will be fine.
Here’s our whole wedding party:
Post # 8
I had 5 bridesmaids, 1 jr. bridesmaid, and my Darling Husband had 7 groomsmen. One of the Bridesmaid or Best Man was my now sister-in-law and 2 of his groomsmen were his brothers so they both escorted her down the aisle. It worked out just fine to have an uneven line with the bridal party. I honestly think it doesn’t matter whether it is even or not, it’s your wedding do what’s best for the both of you! =)
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
I think that because the wedding party is such a personal choice, that if you only want three people, then have only three people. Nothing says that the Groomsmen and Bridesmaid or Best Man HAVE to walk down the aisle together. I would do what feels best for you!
Post # 10
@May312014: I had this issue and it was also 3 vs 6. I was stressed out about it buspit turned out beautifully. Here’s some pics so you see it wasn’t weird:)
Post # 11
The way that photographer set up, you can’t even tell there’s more girls than guys – maybe I’ll just leave it. Seems weird to invite a friend I’m not THAT close to – just to fill up a photo better..
Hopefully I can make it work!
Post # 12
That was super thoughtful of the photographer to split like that – looks great!!
Yeah ours is definately going to hav emore guys than girls, but we have 2 flower girls so I am hoping to get them to stand up there on my side to make it look more even….
Post # 13
In all honesty it is a pet peeve of mine when people ask someone to take on the expense/time/etc required of a Groomsmen or Bridesmaid or Best Man just so they can be a place holder in a picture for symmetrical sides. That is treating someone like a prop rather than an honored friend/relative.
@NewfieBullet: your pictures are gorgeous and your photographer was a true professional. This is a shining example of why symmetry is ridiculous for the sake of symmetry.
Post # 14
@hermom: Exactly, it’s nice if it works out but it’s not at all necessary to have equal numbers. And thanks, I was lucky to have my photographer, she was fantastic.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
@May312014: Hhehe you probably figured out what you want to do … But I am doing an uneven number. He is having a best man and three groomsmen, while I am having a man of honour and two bridesmaids. I would not have someone just to have an even number.
Post # 16
Woo Hoo for uneven numbers! I had uneven numbers (5 on my side and 4 on his side) and mixed genders on my side (gasp!).