You’ve probably been dreaming about this day for as long as you can remember. And now you’re wondering, how many bridesmaids should I have?
You want to include all your besties, but where to draw the line? The ladies standing next to you on your wedding day are important.
Check out our expert advice on how to determine the ideal wedding party size.
There Is No Prescribed Number
Don’t worry about sticking to advice from family members or ratios that tell you your wedding party should match the number of guests. This is your day and there is no rule on the number of bridesmaids that you should have standing next to you.
If you only have a handful of close friends, stick to a small number rather than trying to find ‘fillers’. If you have a ton of besties and can’t imagine your day without them – include them all!
The Bride & Groom Party Doesn’t Need to Be the Same
Yes, it may look aesthetic to have the exact same number of bridesmaids as groomsmen, but it’s not necessary. You and your husband-to-be should feel completely comfortable choosing the number of people according to personal wishes.
You can figure out a way to keep that aesthetic look without having equal numbers. All eyes will be on you anyway.
Don’t Feel Pressured to Choose Someone
Does your fiance have three sisters whom you’ve never met but expect to be included in the wedding party? Or maybe you were a bridesmaid once and feel pressured to return the favor? If you’ve never met someone, or don’t have a close relationship with someone, you’re under no pressure to invite them to be a part of your wedding party.
It’s Also Okay to Have None
Tradition is meant to be broken. It’s okay to choose to have no bridesmaids at all. You can still have an amazing bachelorette and choose to have no wedding party. Or you can choose your best male friend to stand by you. It’s completely your choice. This way you save time and money finding a perfect gift for your bridesmaids.
Really Think About The People You Choose
Carefully consider the women, or men, you want standing next to you rather than the wedding party size. Is that person going to make your day better? Assist you with preparations? Will you be happier knowing they are part of your wedding?
How Many Bridesmaids Should I Have?
So, in answer to the question, how many bridesmaids should I have? – As many or as little as you want! There is no perfect number of bridesmaids, only the best number of bridesmaids for you.
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