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Having an Uneven Wedding Party is 100% OK!

Spending your special day with the ones you love is important. I know! I know how much your closest friends mean to you, how much you want everyone to be there standing next to you as you say “I do.” But what happens when your fiance has one or two more friends they want to be in the wedding party? Is having an uneven wedding party OK? I am here to tell you YES! Of course it is!

Stop your worrying now! Stop feeling pressured into adding or subtracting people simply to ensure your numbers match. You can make it work and no one will even notice! For brides-to-be with an uneven wedding party here’s how to strike the perfect balance.

Double up or fly solo down the aisle. If the walking in and out of the ceremony part is what you are worried about, here is what you do; you’ve actually have a couple really cute options. You can either let your besties fly solo or have each groomsmen walk with two bridesmaids or vice versa depending on whether or not you have more groomsmen or bridesmaids. Of course, you can mix and match it. You can have your maid of honor walk down alone while the rest of the girls walk down with groomsmen, you can have your best man escort your puppy down the aisle and even have two of your groomsmen walking down the aisle linking arms; It’s always a crowd pleaser : )

Get creative with spacing. Use spacing to your advantage. How? Well, trick the camera and your guests into thinking you have an equal amount of bridesmaids and groomsmen! It’s actually pretty simple! During the ceremony, have the side with fewer attendants spread out a little more making extra space in between each person, while the side with more attendants stands closer together. This would make each side a similar length so no one will notice the difference, not even the camera!

Change it up. I know it’s traditional to have the bridesmaids on one side and the groomsmen on the other but it doesn’t have to be like that! Why not shake things up a little and give your ceremony a modern twist. Make things symmetrical and unique by mixing the bridesmaids and groomsmen up on both sides.

Trust your photographer. Your photographer is an expert. They know exactly how to use space and angles to their advantage, be open with them. Tell them that you are worried about your wedding photos looking unbalanced. They will know exactly what to do to!

Now go on, ignore the numbers and focus on the people that mean the most to you! You won’t regret it!

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