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Help! More bridesmaids than groomsmen

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#11 autjo

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    Posted 23 September 2009 - 06:31 PM

    Do whatever makes you happy. Who cares if the numbers are even? I really like that Yael had her party sit instead of stand. I'm way out of the norm as we only asked our family to be in the bridal party because we didn't want to put that burden or pressure on our friends if they wouldn't be able to make it. That means my 2 brothers are my honor attendants and FIs brother is his BM. It makes me happy :o)

    #12 slapsappyhappy

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      Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:24 PM

      No, it won't look odd! You can have the 2 bridesmaids walk down together, or just each walk down alone, once they get up to the altar nobody will be looking at them anyway, they will be looking at you! I have 9 bridesmaids now and my FI will have at most 5 GM and we will make it work. I was trying to cut down but in the end it doesn't really matter and it is hard to leave people out when you want them.

      #13 SDbeachgirl

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        Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:40 PM

        Thanks everyone! I am so happy I posted this! This is awesome to get so much feedback! It makes me feel silly for stressing out over this for the past few months. I actually ended up asking the 2 bridesmaids today and know that I made a good decision. They were both thrilled! We'll deal with the groomsmen later. Girls are way more into it anyway, so the guys can be somewhat last minute.

        #14 Melidell

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          Posted 24 September 2009 - 05:42 PM

          Awesome! I'm so glad that it worked out for you and that you're not stressed anymore. Don't feel silly about being worried about it, I think getting stressed about the odd thing is perfectly normal. Your wedding is such a big deal that all of the details seem to take on so much more importance, you know?
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          #15 Barefoot in the Sand

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            Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:59 AM

            I have seven bridesmaids and three groomsmen. I am going to have the groomsmen standing with Greg and the girls walking in alone. I will couple them on the way out and Greg's daughter will walk out with us.

            #16 hollym

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              Posted 28 September 2009 - 09:27 PM

              I'm in the same situation and thanks to the lovely ladies here on BDW, my extra groomsman (who happens to be my brother) will be walking my mother down. I'm not worried about pictures or anything looking funny. After all, I was an art student and I know that designs look better in odd numbers! We'll make it work!

              #17 caribbeanLover

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                Posted 29 September 2009 - 04:09 PM

                I feel so much better after reading this thread, I've been nagging at the FI to go the same amout in the bridal party. I have 2 BM and a MOH all three of which are coming. The Fi's friends we aren't sure so far he has 1 gm (which is the MOH bf) Now I don't care if he just has 1 and I have 3 girls. After all.. it is a DW!!!
                Thanks for the thread!!!
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                #18 TheFutureMrs.Sears

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                  Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:01 PM

                  I'm so happy I found this thread because I'm going through the same dilemma. Thanks for all of the advice.

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                  #19 sfrench0621

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                    Posted 25 October 2009 - 06:26 PM

                    I don't think it's a problem having an uneven number. I am having 2 MOHs and 2 bridesmaids and he is having 1 BM and 2 groomsmen. I think the 2 MOHs will walk down with the BM.

                    #20 IrishgirlinNY

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                      Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:11 PM

                      I already asked my maid of honor, matron of honor and bridemaid. My fiance hasn't even figured out who he wants to ask. To me, as long as the people I want to be in the party are in it, it doesn't matter if its even. My brother and his wife actually had at their wedding 4 bridemaids and 1 MOH and 1 bestman and 14 or so groomsmen. He couldn't decide who he could leave out and decided not to leave anyone out.

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