Alliyah
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Even Number of Bridesmaids?

Alliyah, on November 1, 2019 at 4:07 PM Posted in Planning 0 28
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Okay, maybe this stupid... but does anyone care about the number of bridesmaids for their wedding My co-worker is engaged too, and she told me that she has an even number of 6 bridesmaids. So, she can be in the middle of the pictures. I like the idea of 5 to keep things simpler and less stressful. Does anyone else obsess over this?

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Latest activity by MrsD, on November 4, 2019 at 12:48 PM
  • Amber
    Master February 2020
    Amber ·
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    The number of people in the bridal party doesn't matter in the slightest. Zero, twelve, neither is better than the other. If your co-worker decided on 6 bridesmaids for the sole reason of how it looks in photos, that's wrong of her. You should choose people because you care about them and want them to be part of your special day. Don't let her get in your head, if you have five girls in your life that you can't wait to have by your side on your wedding day, you chose the perfect number Smiley smile

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  • Alliyah
    Savvy April 2021
    Alliyah ·
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    THIS!! Thank you

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  • Blair
    Super June 2021
    Blair ·
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    I have 6 and I also like the thought of even numbers in pictures but if one girl drops out I'm not going to look for another girl to take her place. I don't care about it being uneven or even that much. The right photographer will make the photos look great regardless.

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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    I didn't even think about the number. I just thought about who was most important to me. I had 4 women because those were the 4 that mean a lot to me and I couldn't imagine not having up there with me.
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  • Cortney
    Devoted August 2020
    Cortney ·
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    Lol now I’m thinking about it since I normally like even numbers. But I have 3...
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I had five. I don't think it matters if it's even
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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    I promise when looking back on your wedding day you will not care less about your photos looking even lol. I would way rather have a photo that is uneven than have a photo that includes a girl who I only asked to be involve because I wanted even photos. Lol
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  • Natalie
    Devoted January 2021
    Natalie ·
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    I have 7 and I'm not worried about it Smiley smile

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  • Kali
    Beginner September 2020
    Kali ·
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    I don't think the number matters. Mine happens to be even, but that's only because there are exactly 4 women that I want next to me on my wedding day.

    I was recently a bridesmaid for the wedding of a girl I barely know. One of her bridesmaids dropped out and they needed a backup (I assume to keep the # of groomsmen/bridesmaids even) and it was just awkward and awful for me to be there without knowing anyone or the bride/groom very well. I believe it's 100% about the people, not the appearance.

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  • C
    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    I wanted an even number to make pictures balanced. But, I kept my party small and only asked the 2 closest to me. I don’t regret my bridal party at all, it was perfect for me.
    But in the end it doesn’t matter if the number in your party is even or odd, or big or small. Do what’s perfect for you.
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Didn’t even think about it when choosing my
    bridal party.
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  • Cyndi
    Savvy June 2020
    Cyndi ·
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    Read the book "A Practical Wedding." That book is keeping me sane right now! It's your wedding - your bridesmaids. The people that you want standing next to you at your wedding, the people that you want at your bridal shower, in the prep room convincing you not to go runaway bride, and the people that you want there. You don't pick bridesmaids for the pictures. If you need to balance out your photo, tell your photographer to stage it nicely and untraditionally, or put the flower girl in there, too.

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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
    Kari ·
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    Every single thing she said.

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  • Jeanie
    Super February 2020
    Jeanie ·
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    I have none. It’s stupid to have any number sheerly for aesthetic purposes. Just have the girls (or guys) you want by your side. Your pictures will be great regardless.
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  • M
    VIP September 2019
    Mrs. Bubba ·
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    The people “standing” with you should fully understand, appreciate, and value the concept of marriage.

    Because those are the people that will encourage you to stick it out when things get rough instead of encouraging you to leave.
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  • Christine
    Expert September 2020
    Christine ·
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    I briefly thought about it, but went with three because those were the people I couldn't imagine not standing by my side! Don't sweat it, odd numbers are totally fine.

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  • Katie
    Devoted November 2020
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    Nah. I dont think the number matters
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  • Sara
    Expert February 2020
    Sara ·
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    I didn't choose people based on the number..i chose based on who I wanted there. I love symmetry..but I have three people who will stand up there with me.
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  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
    2d Bride ·
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    Adding a bridesmaid so that there will be an even number of BMs and groomsmen, or so that there will be an even number of BMs, or because a BM dropped out, almost always ends in drama. Stick with the people who are most important to you, regardless of number, and you'll be fine.

    For the record, at my brother's second wedding, he had four groomsmen (his four sons) and she had just one bridesmaid (her daughter). Not a single person suggested that either of them had the "wrong" number.

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  • Brandi
    Devoted July 2020
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    I chose four but not because of an even number for photos. I like even numbers period lol and I’m anal about things not being equal. So, if I had four girls, he had to have four guys etc. but I chose my girls simply off of the love and relationship between us.
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