Is Five Bridesmaids Too Many
for My Wedding Party?

Bridesmaids, Etiquette
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Choosing and managing your bridesmaids and groomsmen can be just as stressful as planning the big day—that's why we're here to answer all of your wedding party questions.

I wanted to ask five of my good friends to be bridesmaids, but my fiancé says that's way too many. Now, so as to avoid hurting anyone's feelings, I'm thinking about not having any attendants at all. Does that make sense to you?

If your fiancé is worried that he'll have trouble coming up with five groomsmen, tell him not to worry—bridal parties don't have to be symmetrical. However, you can certainly skip the tradition of having bridesmaids and groomsmen and just ask your friends to attend the wedding as guests instead.

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