(Closed) Too many groomsmen, not enough bridesmaids

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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kamythebassist:  it doesnt matter if sides are uneven. i had uneven sides, 4Bridesmaid or Best Man, 5Groomsmen. We had one Bridesmaid or Best Man walk down with 2 Groomsmen, no biggie

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

You can have a few of the groomsmen be usher instead. They are still part of the bridal party but they sit during the ceremony instead of stand.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I can’t stress enough how unimportant it is if the sides are uneven. Recently went to a wedding where the bride had 7 (!) bridesmaids, and the groom had 1 (!) groomsman. Nobody cared or even noticed really.

3 vs 5 or 6 is not a big deal at all. You’ll be fine!

  • This reply was modified 5 years ago by  gromble.
Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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kamythebassist:  An uneven wedding party is not a problem. Your photographer will know how to pose the group. Ther are an infinite number of ways to do the proessional and recessional.

I’d be careful asking his best friend’s wife to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man if you aren’t close. That could put her in a very awkward position. It will considerably increase their expenses for your wedding if they are both in the wedding party.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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kamythebassist:  I totally understand! I think REQUIRING the sides to be even is an outdated and nearly impossible notion. You’ll look back and laugh that you were ever even worried about it 🙂

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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kamythebassist:  Who cares if it’s uneven. Sometimes I feel like people will add people or keep people out of the bridal party because they care so much about it being equal. That’s not always realistic though. My husband has 5 brothers and I have one brother- all six of them were groomsmen. I had my maid of honor and two bridesmaids. I could have asked other friends or cousins, but I didn’t because I didn’t want fillers, nor did we want to take out his younger brothers and give them different titles or jobs because we wanted them to feel just as special. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I am having the opposite, haha. I have 4 girls but my Fiance only wants a best man. Oh well, I say do what you want!

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