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Bridesmaids

Is there a specific order that you are supposed to use for bridesmaids?  Friends v. family, etc.?

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    vicki0508vicki0508 member
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    edited December 2011
    No.  MOH stands next to you.  Then I've seen people go alphabetically, by height, etc. It's best to stay away from a "most important to least important" system.
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    RaptorSLHRaptorSLH member
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    edited December 2011
    Nope.  I've seen it ranked by relationship, I've seen it by height, and I've seen it done random.  Other than MOH (if you have one) goes closest to you, the order is up to you.
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    edited December 2011
    I'm probably going family then alphabetically (since I think FI's sis will pitch a fit if she's last, and she'd be last alphabetically), but I'd probably go completely based on alphabetical order if not for that.
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    Maggie0829Maggie0829 member
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    edited December 2011
    Pull their names out of a hat...this way it is completely random.

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    zitiqueenzitiqueen member
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    edited December 2011
    Have them roll dice, highest to lowest after the MOH.
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    graysquirrelgraysquirrel member
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    edited December 2011
    There is no set method, but I would advise to make it something arbitrary. I have seen people rank their friends and it was really ugly. A friend of mine kept threatening to move people down the line if they ticked her off and were not being a good friend. Pick something that doesn't matter and nobody gets hurt.
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    Maggie0829Maggie0829 member
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    edited December 2011
    Pull their names out of a hat...this way it is completely random.

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    edited December 2011
    My cousin put us in ranking order for her wedding.  I thought it was a bit distasteful and hurtful.
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    edited December 2011
    Height order - looks nice in pictures and no one can argue about it!
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    Bett2012Bett2012 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm doing height order, though it just kind of worked out like that... FI's groomsmen are his two brothers and my brother, so I always just assumed that he'll put his two brothers close to him and my brother after them, and I think it's best for FI's sister and younger (non-best man) brother to be together, so by default it will decrease in height from MOH to final bridesmaid :)
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    owengirl996owengirl996 member
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    edited December 2011
    Nope, doesn't matter, as far as I know!

    I'm doing my sister/MOH closest obviously, then my cousin next (I guess since she's family, and would have been my second MOH had I had one.) Then the other two are best friends of mine (and they are best friends of each other as well), so I just did them by dress color lol I am doing each BM a different color, and I did pick the colors, but I also went by their preference. My sister wanted pink, which was perfect since that's the most dominant color in the wedding. My cousin requested either yellow or orange, so I put her in orange since that's the second most dominant color. The next girl is in yellow, which was one of her wedding colors, so I figured she'd be happy with that, and fourth is green, since I know that's her favorite color. Then, I wanted to keep the colors in order of warmth...

    Ok...typing this out makes me feel a little psycho about it lol but it's really just how it naturally worked out!

    Do whatever you want!
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    lilylylilyly member
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    edited December 2011
    I see it usually by height just because it looks nicer for photos. But if you are sitting down or having people kneeling, it doesn't matter. Ultimately it is decided by you, your fiance or the photographer.
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