(Closed) Whats normal?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: WHat is your idea of normal number of bridesmaids
    1 : (0 votes)
    2 : (2 votes)
    4 %
    3 : (14 votes)
    26 %
    4 : (18 votes)
    33 %
    5 : (14 votes)
    26 %
    6 : (6 votes)
    11 %
    7 : (0 votes)
    8 : (0 votes)
    9 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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 # 5
    Member
    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    Member
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    Member
    1987 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    Member
    375 posts
    Helper bee

    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
    Member
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    3-5 seems pretty standard.

    Post # 10
    Member
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    Hostess
    16215 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    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
    Member
    2701 posts
    Sugar bee

    I voted five but I have six.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2714 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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.

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