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Samantha
Just Said Yes June 2021

Odd Number Wedding Party

Samantha, on May 23, 2020 at 6:35 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 20
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I really want to gave 6 bridesmaids and my fiance only has 3 groomsmen. Is this number way too off? I'm debating that if we should just do a MOH and best man. I cant think of how any photos would look.

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  • Soon2BSmith
    Expert October 2020
    Soon2BSmith ·
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    You can do 2 bridesmaids to a groomsman.
    Unless you’re one of people who are a stickler for everything being even, then I think it would work out find.
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  • Courtney
    Super September 2019
    Courtney ·
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    Pick the people you want in the wedding party, it doesn’t have to be even. This is meant to honor the people in your life so it really doesn’t matter how many are on each side. Photographers will be able to arrange the wedding party for your photos so everything is balanced.
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    I would have whoever you want and not worry about the numbers. Photographers are creative and can help with balancing the pictures.
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  • Marissa
    Dedicated October 2020
    Marissa ·
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    I agree with PP I'm having 4 bridesmaids and my fh is have 2 groomsmen. I'm not worried about it looking uneven, it's about the people who I care about that are up there with me.
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  • Nicole
    Rockstar November 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Don’t worry about the aesthetics. It’ll look fine. I’ve got 3 on my side and 5 on my FH’s side and I know that no one will be paying attention to how the sides look and your photographer will make sure your pictures are amazing and well balanced.
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  • Nicole
    Rockstar November 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Holy run on sentence, Batman. Sorry about the lack of punctuation in that last post.
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  • PandaInLove
    Expert August 2017
    PandaInLove ·
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    I agree with what's been said. It's great to be able to stand with those who support you. I understand the preference for things to be even but in the end it's up to you as to what is most important to you.
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  • Sexypoodle
    VIP October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    It’s not about the photos.
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  • Elizabeth
    Rockstar June 2021
    Elizabeth ·
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    I agree with everyone here, too. I know we all want beautiful, perfect photos, but really no one will be looking at the wedding party at the event or in the pictures. People will be more focused on the couple getting married! The wedding party is to have your closest people there with you, and if that means it's uneven, that's totally fine.

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  • Megan
    Savvy November 2020
    Megan ·
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    I agree! Our wedding parties are a bit of (okay only by 1 person) but these are all people who we love and want by our side Smiley smile it kind of worked out for the ceremony though because my fiancé’s parents are separated and we are going to have his best man/brother walk his mom down the aisle which evens up the rest. I’ve been at a wedding where they did 2 bridesmaids to 1 groomsmen and I thought it still looked nice!
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  • Sara
    Dedicated September 2020
    Sara ·
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    I have 6 bridesmaids to 3 groomsmen. I have 3 best friends and 3 younger sisters who are junior bridesmaids.
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  • Kari
    VIP May 2020
    Kari ·
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    I don't see any issue with these numbers. We were going to do one bridesmaid and four groomsmen.

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  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
    Dj Tanner ·
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    Yes I agree with this idea too! Two girls to each groomsmen that works perfectly and I think would look really beautiful too!
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  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
    Dj Tanner ·
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    I just googled images of six bridesmaids and three groomsmen and the photos look awesome. As long as you have a creative photographer it will look great. Good luck!
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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    I think it’ll look fine! Regarding the photos being “even”, what I think is pretty funny is that my husband and I had the same number of bridesmaids/groomsmen (4 each) but our photos don’t actually look even. Of course it’s an even number, but since most men are bigger than women, they take up more of the frame anyway 😂 Of course honestly having even photos does not matter at all, in my opinion. But even if that IS what you’re considering, having more bridesmaids than groomsmen will actually probably make it look MORE symmetrical Odd Number Wedding Party 1

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  • M
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Melissa ·
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    We have 10 groomsman and 4 bridesmaids. We are really off number, but we wanted those closest to us and I refused to add people just to make the numbers even.
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  • Samantha
    Rockstar October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    I absolutely agree, I’m having 4 bridesmaids to my fiancé’s 2 groomsmen. So we’ll just have two bridesmaids to a groomsman, which you can do too!
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  • Sinaya
    Dedicated August 2021
    Sinaya ·
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    I had the same concerns. He wanted 11 (yes 11) groomsmen, and I only had 6 on my side. I could come up with 11 but those extra 5 people would just be space fillers. He compromised and brought his down to 6 because I also want it to look balanced. At the end of the day what really matters is choosing the people who are closest to you.

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I mean I think it’ll be fine having odd number
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  • Naikesha
    Rockstar September 2020
    Naikesha ·
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    It's fine you can do 2 ladies with 1 guy if your aisle permits. There's so many alternatives let the first three guys go down then the rest are coupled up etc. It's ok

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