(Closed) What's your BM to wedding guest ratio?

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Wedding Guests divided by Bridesmaids.
    0-10 : (10 votes)
    8 %
    11-20 : (24 votes)
    20 %
    21-30 : (32 votes)
    26 %
    31-40 : (21 votes)
    17 %
    41-50 : (17 votes)
    14 %
    51-60 : (3 votes)
    2 %
    61-70 : (6 votes)
    5 %
    Over 71 : (9 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    No worries I’m 1:17 I’ve always heard it was 1:25. I have my 2 sisters, fsil & best friend. There’s no cutting it down. My fsil is having 10bm & about 130 guest! That’s insane to me! But whatever makes you happy!

    Post # 4
    2963 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Well I had to contemplate that one. I never heard of a BM to guests ratio. Is there really such a thing and why would it be important?

    Post # 5
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve never heard of this! I have two bridesmaids and 100 guests so I guess I am unintentionally correct haha. I don’t think it really matters.


    Post # 6
    3568 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I had 160 guests and 9 BM.. who cares what etiquette says.. do what you want! 🙂 It didn’t look like too many people standing up with us, the pictures turned out great with a such a large group (9 girls & 9 guys), I was happy we had such a large group!

    Post # 7
    3281 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I had never heard this either. But I’m having 6 bridesmaids and 325 guests so it comes out to around 54, pretty close! I don’t think it’s a big deal though

    Post # 8
    1549 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Unless you have something like 12 bridesmaids and 40 guests, I don’t really think the “bridesmaid to guest” ratio means anything. I have 10 bridesmaids and a little over 200 guests. 

    Post # 9
    776 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    This is a thing? Seriously? Who knew!

    Post # 10
    2254 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think you should pick the number of Bms you want. We had 250 guests, and I had 4 bridesmaids.

    Post # 11
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve heard of this before, but frankly I don’t really care (and I can’t imagine anyone in your wedding party or guests caring either).  As long as you don’t have a really small wedding with half your guest list in the wedding party, people don’t really notice anyways.  There’s way more things to consider when picking who will be your BM’s and how many you will have than just your guest count.  I’m at 1:19, and I’ve been in wedding parties that have been above and below that ratio and it’s always been completely fine.  

    Post # 13
    2687 posts
    Sugar bee

    I have never heard of this before.  I have 4 BM’s and 80 guests.  I guess I could see it being awkward if half of the guest list is the wedding party, but it really depends on the wedding I suppose.  I just picked the people I wanted at my side at the wedding, which happened to be 4 total.

    Post # 14
    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Three bridesmaids and probably around 75-100 guests.

    Post # 15
    9174 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Just pick the number you want.  6 is a decent amount but I wouldn’t go that much higher.  The only time it could look awkward is if you have 10+ BM and like 30-50 guests.

    I have 5 BM and I’m guessing 80 guests (115 guest list)

    Post # 16
    2665 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    If that’s the case,  I get half of a bridesmaid,  lol. I’m having 4 including my MOH, and we will probably only have 25-35 guests tops.  But it’s a destination wedding. 

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