(Closed) Uneven wedding party?

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Do you have even amounts of BM's and GM's?
    Yep, same amount of BM's and GM's! : (12 votes)
    30 %
    Nope, I have more BM's than GM's : (15 votes)
    38 %
    Nope, I have more GM's than BM's : (13 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I have 8 Bridesmaids and 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, he has 5 Groosmen and 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man. They are all walking down seperately but we’re having the boys double back for the recessional so that they won’t have 2 gals on each arm. I’ve seen it both ways but one Bridesmaid or Best Man mentioned she didn’t like having to walk with another girl.

    Post # 4
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    484 posts
    Helper bee

    Don’t worry about uneven sides! Plenty of people have uneven sides (there are tons of threads on here about this).

    We have uneven sides and a male "maid" of honor plus a matron of honor. Everyone in on my side is processing into the church, while my groom’s side will be waiting with him at the altar. For processing out of the church everyone is just going to walk themselves back down the isle and perhaps some of the groomsman will pick up the grandmothers on the way down too. I have’t figured it out yet b/c I honestly don’t care how they do it.

    If you’re worried about it, here’s what I suggest

    best man escorts the maid of honor 

    groomsman #1 walks with  maid #1 and #2

    groomsman #2 walks with maid #3 and junior maid

    HTH!

    Post # 5
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    38 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Does anyone have photos of uneven numbers in the formal photos?  I’m curious to see how the photographer positions people.

    Post # 7
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    484 posts
    Helper bee

    @krgk84 – well the fountain is something to consider, but I really don’t think it will look terrible if if they all go to one side. Since you cant move the fountain obviously you just have to work around it. I really think it will look fine though…just give everyone clear directions at the rehearsal so no one is standing in front of the fountain wondering which way to go. You’ll just need to make sure three people can fit around it, if not, have them split up.

    Sounds lovely btw!

     

    Post # 8
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    28 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Me: 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 2 BMs and 2 junior BMs (my younger sisters)

    Him: 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 2 Groomsmen

     

    Post # 9
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    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Me: 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 2 BMaids, 2 BMen

    Him: 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man,  5Groomsmen

    so i guess the sides are even but we have a lot more men than women. 

    Post # 10
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    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I’m having one more Groomsmen than Bridesmaid or Best Man, but I’m not worried about it.

    Last year my Fiance served as best man for his best friend and was the only Groomsmen, but the bride had 4 BM’s. I worried that it would look horrible, but it worked out well and just goes to prove that you should have exactly who, and how many, you want beside you on your day.

    Post # 11
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    5 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I’m having one more Groomsmen. At first I was stressed about it not being even. I’ve seen pictures at it’s totally fine. No one else with even notice but me!

    Post # 13
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    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    Its all about who you want with you on your wedding day– has nothing to do with symatry… 5 bridesmaids and 8 groomsman and its perfect!

    Post # 14
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    469 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    If you don’t want a Bridesmaid or Best Man walking down the aisle alone, you could double up on one of the groomsmen.  I think it’s all about having who you want up up there with you – not making sure your sides are even!

    Post # 15
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    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Glad to see you all posted on this! I always thought I’d be even and now since a friend who I always thought would be in it had her 2nd child last month, she is just not being the bridesmaid I thought she would be. It’s a bit more of a story than that I guess…but let’s say between the both of us as of now she isn’t in the wedding. so there’s 5 guys but only 4 girls…I was worried about it at first but got over it. As I see I’m not alone at all!

    Post # 16
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    484 posts
    Helper bee

    I have 1 Maid/Matron of Honor and 2 Bestmen. Fiance and I are not concerned at all about it but his brothers (the bestmen) are like "Wait? What do we do? there’s only 1 girl? Who walks with her?"

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