We Asked, You Told: How to Pick Bridesmaids


Picking your bridesmaids is kind of (read: exactly) like picking your favorite family and friends. It's a numbers game; you're often limited to how many people can fit at the altar, how many groomsmen your fiancé is picking, and how many loved ones can afford the responsibility of being in a bridal party. We're always curious how real brides make the decision — do they limit it to family? Opt for all friends? Or do they just pick one honor attendant and leave it at that? We asked our Facebook followers to tell us who they picked (and how they made their selection), and here are our favorite answers:

"I'm getting married in Vegas in October, my sister is my MOH and there are no bridesmaids. It's a small family and close friend kind of wedding." — Dorotha Frieszell

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"I had two bridesmaids — my cousin and my husband's sister. My male best friend was my man of honor. I chose my bridal party based on who we are close to. I wouldn't have it any other way." — Angela Pileggi Pelekanos

"I had eight bridesmaids, they were all family...and no MOH!" — Amber Wells

"My two besties are maid and matron of honor (I couldn't choose between them) and then my future husband's two sisters are bridesmaids." — Meline Campbell

"I have three bridesmaids. They are two of my cousins who are more of my sisters than cousins and one of my very best friends. I know these girls will always be there for me." — Monique Montoya

"Seven girls I've known since middle school (and a few since kindergarten)!" — Marilee Teasley

"I had give and I chose the ladies that I couldn't image spending any of the wedding time without them!" — Heather Tournear Johnston

"Two bridesmaids and one maid of honor. My MOH is my best friend and my bridesmaids are my sisters." — Margeaux Ann Hallman

"My bridal party of four includes my best friend as MOH, close friend and groom's sister as bridesmaids, and my younger sister as junior bridesmaid!" — Ayana Sharrell Nelson

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