How Many Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

12864020_SWhen it comes to planning a wedding, there are likely hundreds, if not thousands, of decisions you have to make. This is truer of course when you’re having a larger ceremony, but even the smallest, most informal of weddings still require a few decisions to be made. One of these decisions is how many bridesmaids and groomsmen you should have. And while the number is up to you, we’re here to provide you with a few tips.

If you plan on having a very formal wedding with hundreds of guests, you will typically want to have anywhere from 6-10 bridesmaids and groomsmen. This is especially true if you are having the ceremony in a large venue, mostly just because having more people will help fill in some space. Also, groomsmen often double as ushers, so more are ideal if you have a lot of guests.

For smaller, semi-formal weddings, anywhere from 1-6 is generally recommended. In this case, it’s really up to you and your fiancé, but having at least a few is typically a good idea. Of course, sometimes people have small casual weddings and only have one, two, or maybe even none.

This is also true for people who are getting married for the second time, and for people who have late-in-life weddings. But again, the choice is yours, and it really just depends on how many people you want to have at the ceremony, and how involved you want them to be in the event.

These tips are just guidelines to help you along the planning process. For more tips and suggestions, keep checking back with our blog!

Written by Rabbi Lebow

Rabbi Lebow

Rabbi Lebow offers interfaith wedding services throughout the United States

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