Post # 1
How does everyone feel about uneven bridesmaids and groomsmen? Does it look awkward in the wedding photos? I have several sister’s plus some really great friends totalling 7 bridesmaids, and there are only 4 groomsmen… Should I be worried?
Post # 2
I have 4 bridesmaids to my FI’s 3 groomsmen. I don’t think it’s going to be a problem – any good photographer should be able to arrange everyone in such a way that it’s hardly noticeable and/or still looks symmetrical.
Post # 3
Nothing to be worried about! It will look great. You’ll have some groomsmen with 2 gals, so not an issue XD
Post # 4
My wedding parties will be uneven. I have three bridesmaids and a brides man. There are five groomsmen. It doesn’t bother me at all and I’m not concerned about the photos looking off (but I don’t love the traditional posed photos anyway). I’ve been to many many weddings where the parties are uneven and it seems be a non issue!
Post # 5
Nah! I have two bridesmaids and my fiance has four groomsmen. I’m not going to pick two random people to stand up there, I’d rather have it uneven. The bridesmaids will either walk into the ceremony alone or with two groomsmen.
Post # 6
I personally like the bridal party with the same number of BM’s nd GM’s. It’s just a visual thing for me that looks more organized. At the same time, I’m well aware that majority of people wouldn’t care and feel that you should have who ever you want in your bridal party regardless if there’s more BM’s than GM’s or vice versa.
Post # 7
Ahhh I feel the same! I just like the esthetics of even numbers. Might be the OCD in me… But I guess having the ones you love up there with you is more important 😉
Post # 8
Who cares? I don’t understand why people get so worked up about this. Invite the people that you love and want by your side. End of story.
Post # 9
We ended up with 4 bridesmaids and 3 groomsmen… It worked out fine. Our Bestman escorted my Maid/Matron of Honor and another Bridesmaid or Best Man during the recessional and posed inbetween both girls for group portraits.
Post # 10
It doesn’t matter one bit.
Post # 11
We are having 6 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen ….. I asked my photographer about those logistics, and she said it was awesome and she could create some wonderful shots with that dynamic. So don’t worry too much about having different numbers of each.
Post # 12
I’m just having my Maid/Matron of Honor and my partner is having 3 Groomsmen… the celebrant said that she usually stands on the side with less people, so she will stand next to the Maid/Matron of Honor (and avoid pics by not being in the middle!)… I just didn’t want to pick people for the sake of picking people. I’ll have a friend or two do readings, and this feels more ‘me’ than asking them to stand with me 🙂 I do love the look of even bridal parties, so that did take a bit to get over if I’m being really honest… but I’m happy now 🙂
Post # 13
We had an uneven wedding party and it looked fine:
The important thing was having our best friends in our wedding.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t worry, there are plenty of ways to do your photos without making it awkward. I’ve seen photos of like 11 groomsmen and 1 bridesmaid and they made it work. We are having 5 bridesmaids and 3/4 groomsmen, I think having uneven sides is a lot better than having to ask random people you aren’t close to, just to fill in the numbers!
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
While we originally planned to have five and five, due to a few circumstances that are irrelevant to this thread we ended up having three Bridesmaid or Best Man and four Groomsmen on our wedding day. It was actually fine!