(Closed) Picking bridesmaids!

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree that you should hold off on choosing your wedding party.  If when the time comes you still really only want a Maid/Matron of Honor, then it’s completely and totally ok for your Fiance to have however many people he wants on his side.  You don’t have to have even sides, and making them even for the sake of symmetry often ends up with inviting more drama into the situation.

Take your time, enjoy your engagement, and see who naturally becomes a closer and more supportive friend.

Post # 4
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Think about who you want around you while you are getting ready. I ended up with a different number than my Fiance because thinking about my day wasn’t complete without 2 more of my friends.

Post # 5
2020 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Callie_Starr:  +1

This is exactly what I did. I’m only having 3 girls, my Maid/Matron of Honor is my best friend of 15+ years, one Bridesmaid or Best Man is my FI’s sister, and the other is one of my best friends from college. There are 3 other college friends I went back and forth about, but what it came down to was, who is going to be the most fun to have around on the big day and not cause me any stress or annoyance? You have plenty of time, so I wouldn’t worry yourself about it too much. 🙂

Post # 6
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I’m glad you plan to wait a while before making a final decision. You easily have another 6 months before you need to start making a decision. Think about the ladies you a) want around you on your wedding day as you get ready/go pee in your big ol dress (it can be an adventure)/etc., and b) want around you to hold you and your marriage up now and in the future. Your bridal party should be the people who will be there 20 years from now, still cheering on your victories and ready to give you a swift kick in the butt should you need it to get your act together and uphold your marriage vows.

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