The number of good friends and close family members is not always in perfect symmetry for the soon to be married couple. When the reality of more groomsmen than preferred bridesmaids hits you, do not panic. We have seven tips from the wedding aficionados at Minnesota Bride to help you navigate this tricky scenario:
First, walk through the financial aspects of this decision with your fiancé. Adding another three bridesmaids could very easily tack on another $500+ to your bridal party budget based on what you are providing for them. Reminder: when it comes to bridesmaids there are many more costs than groomsman: dress, shoes, jewelry, hair/makeup, flowers and more.
Here are a few suggestions I have for you to discuss that will help you both make the best decision together:
1. Ushers – have the remaining guys he would like to include as ushers in the wedding, this makes for a very important role with in the wedding and it distinguishes them as close friends of his.
If he insists on having more guys stand up for him here are a few ways to incorporate them into the processional and recessional that does not require you to "pair" up people:
2. All guys enter with your groom from the side and the ladies enter separately down the aisle. For the recessional have the maid of honor and best man walk back together and the remaining bridal party walk with two groomsman to one bridesmaid OR the last two groomsman can walk out with the flower girl/ring bearer
3. f you want the bridal party to enter together, have two groomsman escorting one bridesmaid, and then the maid of honor and best man come together.
4. Two groomsman escort your flower girl/ring bearer.
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