I am only having two bridesmaids: my sister and my best friend. I agonized over this decision for a bit, thinking that my “side” would look lonely and that it would look weird to have three times as many guys in the wedding party as girls. (I have three brothers, so our wedding party is overloaded with males.) Plus, think of how fun dress shopping would be for five or six girls!
Photo by Michele M. Waite Photography
Photo by We Heart Photography
The perfectly mismatched-but-coordinated dresses would look a bit odd with only two girls.
I have several other lady friends I could have picked to fill things out a bit. In the end, I decided that I didn’t want to pick people for the sole purpose of taking up space. I love my friends, and while I’m sure we will find other ways to include them at our wedding, I wanted to keep the wedding party small. Things are logistically difficult when your wedding party looks like this:
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Plus, I don’t want our kids to look through our wedding album and wonder who the people standing at the altar with Mommy and Daddy are.
I know I’ll have a lot of fun with my two beautiful ladies on my wedding day and that I’ll have all the love from them that I could ever want. Plus, these ladies look pretty happy with their perfect pair of bridesmaids.
Did you have a small number of bridesmaids? Did you ever regret not asking more people to stand up with you?
- Law Student
- Wedding Date:
- September 2012
- Saint James Chapel at Quigley Prep/Murphy Auditorium