What to do with an Uneven Bridal Party?

We are here to help with your uneven bridal party.

Let’s start by saying an uneven bridal party is nothing to worry about.

In the wonderful world of weddings sometimes everything can’t be perfect. We know that there may be some limits and planning your wedding. There may not be an equal number of bridesmaids groomsmen in your wedding party.

You may even feel conflicted to change the number of people in your wedding party . You may feel that you need to add or possibly take people off of your bridal party.

We are her to tell you that this is not a necessary. You do not need to edit your number for bridesmaids. Nor does your groom have to change his number of groomsmen just because the bridal party is uneven.

In this blog post we will talk about why an uneven bridal party is not a big deal. We will discuss ways that you could work around it.

We will talk about how an uneven bridal party could be in the processional, photos and during the wedding ceremony.


Uneven Bridal Party
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An uneven bridal party happens more often than you think. Just think of some of the weddings you’ve been to in the past years. Did you really count how many groomsmen and bridesmaids there were? Yeah… right.

You may have plans on an even amount of people in your wedding party, but things may change. There may be more people that the groom wants than the bride may want and that’s okay.

Know that this is not a popularity contest. Do not feel that you have to have just as many as your spouse. Just pick the most special people to you and that’s that.

The main thing is when you’re taking your wedding photos, the people that you adore are standing next to you in your wedding party.

Walking Down the Aisle

This may be the part you are feeling most anxious about. How to have an uneven bridal party for the wedding processional? The answer is simple, you just have to be a little creative. Here are some ways you could have an uneven wedding party enter the processional.

Idea 1- Single File

This is the most obvious solution to this problem. You could have an elegant song play during your wedding processional as each bridesmaid walks down and each groomsman walks down individually.

Having the guys in girls walking individually instead of side-by-sideIs a good wayTo get your mind off of your uneven bridal party during the wedding processional.

Idea 2- Grouped

Another option for your uneven wedding party is to come through the processional in groups. These groups could be unique in any way that you want. For example you can have two bridesmaids walk down together. Or two groomsmen walk down together.

Any extra of your bridal party could also walk with your ring bearer or escort one of the flower girls. You could get pretty creative for the wedding processional with your bridal party with groups.

Idea 3- From the Sides

Another option is to have your wedding party come in through the side, instead of walking down the aisle. This option depends on the venue and if there is a way to do this. That way you do not have to worry about pairing or grouping people up.

At the Altar

During your wedding ceremony your bridal party will stand next to you and your future life partner. The wedding ceremony is all about the couple getting married. It is not about the bridal party.

Everyone in the ceremony, including your guests, officiant, and even your bridal party will be all looking at you. So there shouldn’t be any concerns about your a bridal party during your wedding ceremony.


At the end of the day, it is not about the number of people in your bridal party. It doesn’t matter if you have the perfect amount or uneven.

What really matters is the love you have for your spouse and how you are going to make the biggest commitment of your life. Because that’s the most important thing.

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