Are you considering having an uneven number of bridesmaids and groomsmen in your wedding? Are you wondering if it is acceptable? Rev.Phil Landers of I Do Weddings, Ltd says it is OK to have an uneven number of bridesmaids and groomsmen in your wedding.
So, how do you get them down the aisle? Rev. Landers gives three ways to do it.
Option #1: Guys are upfront.
Bridesmaids walk down the aisle one by one. Do not recommend this (even if you have the same number of bridesmaids and groomsmen). It becomes too much like a Miss America pageant. “Oooh, she looks good in that dress.” “Oh, not so much.” And if they are walking on grass or some other uneven surface, they have no one to hold on to if they get wobbly.
Option #2: Walk in as couples.
Maid/Matron of Honor walks in solo This gives your Maid/Matron of Honor a higher profile. It’s a way to honor her more.
Option #3: Three people walk down aisle, then as couples.
I recommend this. If you have 8 bridesmaids and 6 groomsmen, you would have them walk in as follows: #8 bridesmaid on the left + #6 groomsmen in the middle + #7 bridesmaid on the right #6 bridesmaid on the left + #5 groomsmen in the middle + #5 bridesmaid on the right The rest walk in pairs -- #4 bridesmaid + #4 groomsmen, etc.
Be sure the venue makes the aisle 3 people wide! If you have candles or flowers on the sides of the aisle, make it 3½ people wide. Unless you tell them otherwise, the aisle will be too narrow. They will not look good in pictures as they try to squeeze through.
Top photo by:Kay English
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