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How many is too many???

I love your new site. I just happened onto it and am so excited to join your fan club. My question is, how many bridesmaids and groomsmen are too many? I want ten on each side and my mother wants me to limit it to three. I will only upset many friends and I don’t want to do that. Can you give me some advice?


Tammy; Seattle, Washington

Thanks so much!

Logistically, the more attendants that you have in your wedding, the more you have to contend with as far as travel, fittings, etc.  That said; it is your wedding and if you want to have a large wedding party, then you should have exactly what you want.  More attendants means more floral expense, but in the end, you should be happy with the feeling of the event as well as your relationship with your friends and family.  Perhaps you could compromise with your mother.  Either way you go; enjoy your wedding and be happy.  Don’t let everyone bog you down with stress any more than is absolutely necessary. Good luck and have a happy wedding!