(Closed) TEN Bridesmaids (+10 Groomsmen= 20 couples!)

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@BrideChristina: This is quite common in West African weddings to have VERY large bridal parties.

I would definitely suggest the couples walking in pairs.

With that being said, it does look like a lot is going in pictures because it’s so large and personally, although I’m West African, I’ll only have 4 bridesmaids.

If you’re okay with the look, that’s all that matters.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@BrideChristina:Are you having a large wedding? I only ask because I went to a wedding that only had 50 guests and a total of 20 in the wedding party. It was crazy.

I think walking down in pairs is the best thing and will cut time.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Be careful so that it doesn’t swell. I remember another bee whose wedding party is/was a lot.

@YSQueen: I haven’t seen many W. African weddings with a lot of bm’s in a while. It could be that my friends just don’t want that much… who knows?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I think it’s completely fine and will just be different, which I like. I would also agree with others and say them walking in pairs would probably be best with the guys waiting at the altar.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

That’s totally normal with parties that large.  I had one wedding I coordinated that I referred to as the ‘wall of men’ because including the groom there were 14 of them! 

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@bRooklynRocks: Maybe it’s more of a regional thing now. My friend’s wedding last month had 9 bridesmaids.

Maybe some people are starting to figure out that it’s too much stress to keep track of that many people in a bridal party.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

How is that 20 couples? Isn’t it 10 couples?

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

WOW, good luck getting that many people to coordinate and cooperate! My 3 are enough for me, lol.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I feel for ya girlfriend I have 8 BM’s and he has at least 8 Groomsmen and he wants to add 2 more!! I put my foot down at that point I mean I want a wedding not a circus!  lol.  We will be having about 200 guests so hopefully it doesn’t look too funny.  I’ve see bridezilla where they have large wedding parties and the rehersals always look like a circus with so many people running around and no one listening.  lol.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed for mine! lol

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Pairs, definitely!  I would have been in the same boat as you with the wedding party, but we wound up going down the other path.

We decided to have my sister and my FI’s brother as the wedding party.  We each also are having one flower girl from each of our respective families – but that’s it! 

I’m sure you will have some added drama with the large wedding party, but it will be so great to have their support for the event!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Sounds normal to me, I am use to large wedding parties and find small ones to be odd. Not putting anyone down just saying some find large ones parade like and I am the polar opposite of that.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I doon t see what the big deal is?? Im having 9 Bm and 10 gm….even though they are driving me crazy i wouldnt have it any other way. let your girls shine….they can all walk down with thier guys and call it a day. yea it will be a lot of pics but whatever…its your day. just be thankful you have so many people that want to help you celebrate!!! here is are my Bridesmaid or Best Man and i at our engagment party!…well im missing one cousin and 2 FSIL and my lil sis decided to jump in the pic lol!!

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