Post # 1
I know people have different opinions about this but I just wanted to get a general idea of what the average normal number of bridesmaids is?
Also if you attend a wedding that has more than 10 bridesmaids how does that make you feel, just curious.
Post # 3
When we first started discussing the wedding party we were each going to have 4-5 people standing with us. We soon realized that that would end up being close 1/3 of our small wedding. That’s ALOT. So we decided to not have a wedding party at all as each person there was so special to us. I am planning on asking my best friend (who would have been my MOH) to get ready and spend that time we would have with my mom and I and I’m going to make sure my Fiance does the same with a couple of his friends so he can get that traditional ‘guy time’.
I think the size of the wedding party should fit the size of the wedding. If you’re having this HUGE wedding having a big wedding party is fine.
Post # 4
@awagy86: Yep your very right it should be in proportion to the size of the wedding itself
Post # 5
Yeah I voted 5 b/c I think it is a good number, but I am actually having 7. There were 2 more girls that I just had to have next to me. So if I go to a wedding with 10+ bridesmaids I probably will think it looks a little busy and removes a little bit of focus from the subject matter (bride and groom) lol. But the main thing I would think is…”WHOA, how did you get 10+ ppl to agree on ANYTHING”. It is like pulling teeth to get all 7 girls in the same place at the same time to try on dresses and then agree on them and now pick out shoes, hairstyles, OMG…I couldnt imagine anymore.
Post # 6
It should be in proportion to the wedding, but I would put the upper limit at 6 or 7 max. (my personal opinion!)
Post # 7
I would say 3 but I am having 4 (there was a lot of indecision about this!)
I will be having a 100ish person wedding (hopefully)
Post # 8
Agree with everyone else: it depends on the size of the wedding, but there are no hard-and-fast rules that I’ve seen.
On the other hand, as groomsmen sometimes fill the role of usher before the ceremony, there is a guideline that there be 1 usher per 50 guests, minimum. If you like symmetry, then 1 bridesmaid per 50 guests could also be a guideline.
Like a previous poster, our wedding is hanging around the 50-guest mark so have opted to not have a formal wedding party, opting for a House Party as a way to include and honor our closest friends (all the fun, but no one has to rent tuxes or buy dresses or stand at the altar with us).
Post # 9
3-5 seems pretty standard.
Post # 10
We will have 110 people attending our wedding out or 160 invitees. I’ll have 5 girls and my fiance has 6 guys standing up. It’s a little more than we had initially wanted but I’m happy with who we have involved. I just wouldn’t have wanted to go any bigger.
Post # 12
We had six attendants each, so that’s my norm. But we also had 250 guests so it seemed proportionate. It worked great for us!
Post # 13
I voted five but I have six.
Post # 14
I said 5… But I’m having 6. Haha, seems like I’m not the only one though. I just know too many awesome people!!
Post # 15
I think 4-6 is pretty standard/normal (I had 6). Although I agree with the PPs who said it should also be semi-proportional to the overall wedding size.