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Wedding Party-Need Advice

I have 4 bridesmaids but, my FI has 5 groomsmen. Should I add another bridesmaid so they match or is it ok to have a bridesmaid walk down the aisle with 2 groomsmen?


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    allie76allie76 member
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    edited December 2011

    It is not bad to have a non-matching bridal party. IMO, it is better to have the people you REALLY want standing next to you on this day, than just adding someone else to make it match.

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    edited December 2011
    To me, the even number this is crappy.  I just don't think anyone should add people just to "look" right. Apparently I will be one short on the girls side, so I am assuming one of the guys will just walk back down alone. :-)  I think that if you only have 4 right now, really good friends, family, etc, then you shouldn't add an acquaintance.

    But, this is coming from me, who is do what is you and not what the wedding industry tells us to do. :-)
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    pirategal03pirategal03 member
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    edited December 2011
    We're having un-even sides.  It's important to both of us to have those that are close to us in the wedding, and just because one of us has more close friends than the other, we're not making it up with more distant friends.

    I was a bridesmaid once in a wedding where I really feel like I was asked just so the sides would be even.  The bride was a close friend until we'd moved and hadn't spoken in 3 years, I was very surprised when she asked me, but once I met the rest of the wedding party, I figured out why.  It made me wish she hadn't asked me.

    So I think that un-even sides are better than asking someone you wouldn't have otherwise, just so the sides are even.
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    edited December 2011
    Ours was uneven. My maid of honor and my sister walked down side by side. It was pretty cute in the end.
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    edited December 2011
    We are having uneven sides too!  I agree with everyone else, it is most important to have the people that you are really close with and you want by your side, the numbers don't matter.  My FI has 7 guys and I will only have 6 gals.  Our tentative plan is to have one of the GM hang back and escort my Mom (who will be dateless).   It will all work itself out in the end.
    Addie and Matt - October 16, 2010
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    LBM7189LBM7189 member
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    edited December 2011
    Some here, with a twist.  We have a groomswoman, 2 groomsmen and 3 bridesmaids in the party.  Each GM will get 2 ladies on his arm to walk in and out with......yes, the numbers are even, but for the walk in and out part it is uneven.

    As everyone else says, who cares.  Have who you want, who you are close to and love next to you,  not just a random fill in.
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    krispychikinkrispychikin member
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    edited December 2011
    our sides were uneven - I had one more girl - it ended up being super fun b/c one of the groomsman walked back up the aisle at the end with a girl on each arm and everyone cheered for him. haha  you could have one of your bridesmaids do something similar :)
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    edited December 2011
    you could always have him walk one of your mothers out.

    my sister had uneven sides and he walked the grooms mom out.
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    Loved0603Loved0603 member
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    edited December 2011
    My girlfriend just has a wedding where the party was uneven.  She actually had 1 more girl than guy so the best man walked down the aisle with 2 girls.  :)
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