Megan
Just Said Yes October 2020

Bridesmaids

Megan, on March 27, 2020 at 5:42 PM Posted in Family and Relationships 0 13
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Three of the friends I asked to be my bridesmaids said no. That leaves me with only three bridesmaids when my fiancé has 7 groomsmen. I don’t have anyone else I can ask, and I just don’t know what to do.
Any advice?

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Latest activity by Katharine, on March 31, 2020 at 12:20 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Have three bridesmaids. Even sides aren't necessary.

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  • Megan
    Expert November 2022
    Megan ·
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    This is my opinion but who cares if they are even or not, I plan on only having one bridesmaid, and he is having 2 groomsman, then I am planning on having 2 flower girls and a junior bridesmaid ( a niece who is 10 or 11) and 3 ring bearers. So the kids in my wedding are out numbering my bridal party and honestly it seems kinda fitting that I am a teacher.

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  • Karla
    Super February 2020
    Karla ·
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    I’ve been to weddings with uneven numbers. I don’t think it matters and I personally have never really thought twice about it.


    Are you worried about the logistics of it— who will walk with who? Or are you just worried it’ll look weird?
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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    Absolutely. I totally agree with Caytlyn. No one will notice or care if your sides are uneven and you shouldn’t ask someone to be in your wedding party just to increase the number of bridesmaids.
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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    I'm sorry your friends said no, but it is better they tell you now than agree and later back out. You really don't need to have the same number of people. Also, are all of the groomsmen people he is friends with or his family? If you have brothers and they are groomsmen or you are close to, what about having them on your side instead? My brother was my bride's man and my husband's female best friend was a groomswoman. You don't have to stick to the traditional guys on the groom's side.

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  • Jess
    Devoted January 2022
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    I have 3 bridesmaids and he has 5 groomsmen don’t worry Smiley smile
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  • T
    Devoted May 2021
    Trinity ·
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    I wanted 6 BMs, 1 declined, and 1 changed her mind due to personal reason. Not a big deal. Uneven bridal party is such a trend right. You can have 2 BMs with 1 GM walk down, and have the other GM walk with flower girl or your pet. Smiley smile

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I think that’s fine to only have three. I’ve seen plenty of parties that are uneven. I wouldn’t want you to choose people just to make it even. Choose the ones that you want
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  • Eshell
    Devoted July 2021
    Eshell ·
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    3 groomsmen to 3 bridesmaids
    1 extra groomsman have him stand at the front already next the groom and best man


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  • Eshell
    Devoted July 2021
    Eshell ·
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    2 to 1
    Ratio


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  • S
    Savvy September 2021
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    He has 5 I have 2 maybe 3. Pick how you feel honored having. Don’t worry about the “balance” spilt your party if you want to stand equally up there but your photographer should help with pictures and set up.
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  • Florida Marlins
    Expert October 2017
    Florida Marlins ·
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    Don't worry about uneven numbers.

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  • Katharine
    Expert July 2021
    Katharine ·
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    Uneven sides are fine. My FH has 10 GMs and I have 6 BMs. We're pairing up 2 guys each with the first 4 BMs and the last 2 BMs will each have 1 escort.

    You could have 2 guys with each of your BMs and the last GM could walk on his own.

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