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Jessica, on October 9, 2019 at 10:50 AM Posted in Planning 1 73
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So I’m kinda curious how many bridesmaids everyone has. I don’t really have any friends and I only have one friend I plan on asking to be my maid of honor and I was hoping to have at least 3 girls on my side but I don’t have anyone else. My mom keeps telling me to ask my sister but she’s kinda trashy and I don’t want her to be in the bridal party. Idk what to do.


  • Amber
    VIP May 2020
    Amber ·

    You can have as many or as few as you want. If there's only one person you WANT in your bridal party, that's the only person you should ask. And your fiancé doesn't have to have the same amount on their side, uneven sides are no big deal.

    We're having three on my side and two on FH's side. My two older sisters are my maid and matron of honor and FSIL is a bridesmaid. BM is FFIL and my brother-in-law (sisters husband) is a groomsman. Do what YOU want and only what YOU want!

  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·

    I think 1 is totally fine. I've been to weddings with no wedding party, ones with only 1 person, 2 people, or more than that. I had 9. The more you have, the more expensive it is. I'd just have the 1! I wouldn't make any decisions until May 2020 though.

  • M
    Devoted September 2020
    Marcia ·
    I have none. I think one is just fine.
  • Lynne
    Super October 2020
    Lynne ·
    5, 4 of which are family, 1 is friend since 7th grade (I consider her family)
  • Cierra
    Dedicated October 2020
    Cierra Online ·
    My groom has 7 on his side, and I'll be lucky if I have 4! It doesn't really matter if the lines are even, or if you dont have anyone else to ask, what really matters is who you want next to you on your big day!
  • Vivian
    Dedicated August 2021
    Vivian ·
    I actually have 7 bridesmaids!! But that's because each one of those ladies played a special part n getting me there but go with your heart if that one person is all you need then that's fine. My mom doesnt know yet and if she did she would probably ask me why any if my sister's arent my bridesmaids too so you are not alone on that note
  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
    I had five but I think only one is fine
  • Mrs. H
    Rockstar September 2019
    Mrs. H ·

    This is entirely up to you and should not be influenced by anyone else. We had six on each side

  • Alyssa
    Devoted June 2020
    Alyssa Online ·

    Only the people that truly matter to you and who you can truly lean and depend on should be standing next to you.

  • Kate
    Devoted November 2019
    Kate ·
    I have a matron of honor (my sister) and 3 bridesmaids (2 FSILs and my best friend from college). FH has a best man and groomsmen (all friends; neither of us has brothers or male cousins our age). If FH didn't have sisters, I would have just had my sister and my friend, and kept it really small. I have plenty of female friends from high school & college, but not many close enough that I'd ask to be a bridesmaid. I've been to several weddings with just a MOH and best man, and it looked great.
  • Meghan
    Savvy January 2020
    Meghan ·
    I am not having any. The thought of choosing people and asking them to spend money gave me anxiety.
  • Becca
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Becca Online ·
    I only have a MOH (my sister) and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that! Not worth asking your sister if it’s just to get another person
  • Kayla
    Dedicated November 2020
    Kayla ·

    I have two MOHs- best friends from college and six BMs- two cousins, my aunt (only 3 years older than me), two of FHs cousins, and my best friend from high school. But if you only want one person up there with you, that's perfectly fine.

  • Hallie
    Beginner August 2020
    Hallie ·

    4 as of now, but I made add another if my fiancé adds all 5 of his brothers as his groomsmen. This is definitely a decision that is totally up to you

  • Amanda
    Expert October 2019
    Amanda ·
    I just have 1. My sister is my best friend so she's my MOH
  • Gabrielle
    Devoted January 2020
    Gabrielle ·
    I have 4, my fiancé has 5; the number doesn’t matter—what matters is having only those you really want standing next to you and your future husband on your big day
  • Anna
    Expert August 2020
    Anna ·

    I have 5. The number doesn't matter.

  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren ·

    It's totally up to you! I'm having 7.

  • Katherine
    Dedicated February 2020
    Katherine ·
    I only have one bridesmaid (not bothering with MOH stuff since I’m doing everything alone or with my FH up until the day of). Felt a lil weird only having one at first but she is my only true friend that I felt comfortable asking and felt she was the reliable sort. So far nobody else has felt need to comment on just me having the one (other than some female coworkers I’ve known for only a few months kinda giving me a tone that they want me to ask them).
  • Kristen
    Dedicated August 2020
    Kristen ·
    I'm having 5, my sister is my matron of honor. A close friend is the maid of honor, then 3 other friends are bridesmaids.

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