How to Handle an Uneven Wedding Party

Will your ceremony program list more bridesmaids than groomsmen?  Does your wedding party consist of college buddies on the groom’s side and multi-aged sisters and cousins on the bride’s?  No need to worry, the days of cookie-cutter weddings are over and it’s both acceptable and easily manageable to have an uneven wedding party.  Read on for some basic rules for tackling photos, ceremony logistics and the optional wedding party dance with an unsymmetrical group.

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A good wedding photographer will be able to easily handle the uneven wedding party.  Rather than the traditional pose of  bridesmaids on one side and groomsmen on another, try “stacking” people and alternating males and females.  Having more freedom to mix-up the photo composition will also allow the photographer to better arrange the wedding party by height, dress color, or other distinguishing characteristic.

Processional and Recessional

Again, there’s no rule that each bridesmaid must be accompanied down the aisle by one groomsman.  It’s always an option to have the groomsmen standing at the front of the ceremony site along with the groom and best man.  Alternately, have a bridesmaid escorted one groomsman on either side, or vice versa.  Nobody will notice the difference.

At the Reception

If you are announcing your wedding party at the reception site, introduce them as individuals rather than pairs.  And if you want to have a traditional wedding party dance but don’t have even bridesmaid/groomsmen match-ups, consider having each person partner with whoever accompanied them to the wedding.

After picking your dearest and nearest for your wedding party, don’t struggle to come up with an extra person if your numbers don’t align.  Instead, embrace your uneven but specially chosen group.  For spectacular ceremony programs and other wedding stationery, checkout the easily customizable selection at LookLoveSend.com.  Enter our free January sweepstakes for a chance to win up to $500 off your wedding stationery.


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