We Have a Different Number of Bridesmaids and Groomsmen. Will a Lopsided Wedding Party Look Weird?

Bridesmaids, Etiquette

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Bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls and ring bearers, oh my! Wedding parties have a lot of crucial members, even though sometimes, the bride's and groom's sides don't evenly match up. How should a bride navigate unequal numbers of bridesmaids and groomsmen? Our wedding experts are here to answer your etiquette questions in our daily post.

Will a lopsided wedding party look weird?

Weddings come in all shapes and sizes and you should be able to have anyone you want without giving a second thought to the total head count. To accommodate your odd number, have your maid of honor walk solo, pair one bridesmaid with the best man and have the other groomsman escort two bridesmaids. (We don't think you'll hear any complaints from the guy who has a gal on each arm!) Any combination is fine as long as all loved ones are present and accounted for. If you really want to try and even things out, parents, flower girls and ring bearers make excellent escorts, as well.

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