Are you the kind of girl that always had more than a handful of super close friends? If so, you may be wondering how on earth you’re going to fit all those important people beside you, when the biggest day of your life comes around. There is nothing wrong with planning on having a great big bridal party, but it is important to consider the logistics of such a decision. So before you mail out dozens of those super cute “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” cards you’ve been eyeing, consider what a big bridal party will really entail, and decide if it’s right for you and your already big day!
How Big Is Your Ceremony Space?
One of the most important factors, in deciding how big your bridal party can actually be, is how big of ceremony space you have chosen. If you have room for 20 people to stand beside you, great. Outdoor wedding venues are often ideal for large wedding parties.
If not, though, you might want to consider either whittling down your list of bridesmaids, or at least making some junior bridesmaids or attendants, instead of full-fledged stand-beside-you bridesmaids. This can free up precious stage space, if necessary. But it also helps truly distinguish the handful of friends that have meant the most to you.
How Many Groomsmen Would Your Fiance Like to Have?
We’ve all attended weddings where it was clear the groom was scrounging to come up with enough “friends” to fill his side of the stage. But instead of asking your soon-to-be-husband to bestow on his distant cousins the honor of serving as groomsmen, at least consider the possibility of either limiting your own bridesmaid list, or having an odd number of attendants.
There are no hard and fast rules about needing an even number of guys and gals, after all. In many cases, it makes more sense to have an uneven number in your bridal party, than to ask your fiancé to spend the biggest day of his life, too, with a bunch of people he’s not particularly close with!