Can you have uneven bridesmaids and groomsmen? Find out below! P.S. Make sure you’re subscribed for the latest.
Happy Tuesday, loves! We’re answering the latest Ask Emmaline question from Laura. She asks,
“My fiancé has selected four people to stand up in our wedding: his brother as Best Man along with his best friend, cousin, and friend from work as groomsmen. I have selected my sister as Maid of Honor and my two best friends as bridesmaids. I don’t have anyone else I would pick and I don’t want to pick someone just to even out the number. Is it okay to have uneven bridesmaids and groomsmen?”
Uneven Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
Great question! The answer is… YES! Of course you can have uneven bridesmaids and groomsmen in your wedding. There is no rule that each side has to be equal. It is better to choose people you would love to have standing up in your wedding rather than to fill a certain number requirement. Since there is no rule about having bridesmaids and groomsmen at all, you needn’t worry about having a different number of bridesmaids and groomsmen. If you’re wondering how the recessional will work with an uneven number of bridesmaids and groomsmen, that’s easy: simply have the last groomsman escort a woman on each arm.
But what about the pictures?!
Your wedding photos aren’t all about lining up or having symmetrical sides. If you’re concerned about uneven numbers in pictures, just ask your photographer. He or she will certainly have some ideas in mind to balance it all out (like any of the photos you’ve seen here!) Hope it helps!
Tomorrow we’ll explore the topic of how to seat an uneven wedding party at dinner. Stay tuned! Better yet, subscribe for updates straight to your inbox. It’s FREE and you won’t miss a post!