(Closed) small wedding, large bridal party.. anyone else in my boat?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@dovelovesfalcon:  Do whatever you want. I think weddings these days are much more relaxed. I’m having a small (40 people) casual beach wedding and have 6 Bms and 3 Gms. We wanted to have each of our daughters and close family/friends in the bridal party.

I have had people raise an eyebrow when I tell them this. I really don’t give a crap what they think! I don’t think you should either! It makes me mad when people offer their negative opinions.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i also have a large wedding party (6 bridesmaids and 3-4 groomsmen), and am expecting about 85 people (inviting 100). i have been chastised a little bit for it… i don’t really care, but i hate the disapproving looks! i’m close to these girls, and want them to be involved in my wedding. it won’t look weird at the altar. don’t worry about it, haha.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We have 5 attendants on either side. We invited about 150 including children and +1’s, but a lot of people would need to travel so we only anticipate about 1/3 to 1/2 of our list showing up. No one I have talked to cares about the size of the bridal party. The important thing is to include the people you want to include, and who cares if you get side-eye from anyone.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My wedding was 30 people, and we had three bridesmaids, two groomsmen, and two flower girls. Add the bride, groom and officiant, and that meant 1/3 of the attendees were standing! But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Post # 6
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Newbee

Yes! i am having a small wedding (hopefully about 75-90 ish? Original plan was 50-60!!) and I have 5 bridesmaids and 1 Maid/Matron of Honor. Yikes. I haven’t seen that many in the pictures of previous weddings at my venue! It’s ok though!  We are doing this our way, right? ☺️

Post # 7
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6029 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

Small wedding here! 35 people max and we’re each having 6 people stand up. Who cares! 🙂

Post # 8
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1099 posts
Bumble bee

my (current) wedding venue only seats 40 guests and the catering manager told me just last week during a conversation about space that she had a wedding the weekend before where the bridal party was 15 total plus bride and groom.

 

i think it’s fine to do whatever it is you want to do

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I agree with others 🙂 do what makes you happy and involve your loved ones in the most meaningful way 

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