The Lopsided Wedding Party

Theo and I have been talking, and he would really like to add another groomsman. I am all for the idea, and am so appreciative of the relationship that Theo has built with this man. Right now, we are leaning towards having an extra groomsman. But then the Bridezilla in me comes roaring out and I think over and over….


I have other girls that I could add as bridesmaids…no problem there. But I do not have any extra cloth to make another bridesmaid dress. The cloth is from Niger, and while I can get some more the tailor is already hurrying to finish up my order so that she can begin to make her daughter-in-law’s wedding dress, so I do not feel like I could burden her with another dress so close to the wedding. And I can’t have someone besides the maid of honor wearing a different dress (and the MOH’s dress is already made.)

So here is where I need your help. It looks like we will have an uneven wedding party with five girls and six boys. Really, this is fine. People and relationships are far more important than pictures and an even walk down the aisle. This man has been a mentor and an accountability partner for Theo, and including him in the wedding party is a privilege and a way that Theo wants to use to say thank you.

But what are some ideas of things that I can do to make it work? In the walk down the aisle? In the pictures? I would welcome any ideas!!!




2 thoughts on “The Lopsided Wedding Party

  1. Beth Bo. says:

    I think the only place it would look weird in pictures is if you are planning on matching all the guys & girls up for a picture but if you kept all the guys on one side and all the girls on the other I don’t think it would be that noticeable. As for going down the aisle…maybe the last girl or the first get two escorts or if you have a ringbearer or flower girl one of the guys escorts them down the aisle. There you go…my two cents worth. It’s fun to hear all your plans. 🙂

  2. Beth Bo. says:

    Hmm, I thought I had left a comment but it seems to have disappeared into the great unknown. Anyway, I had said this morning that I think there are plenty of ways to get around the lopsided thing…having one bridesmaid the first or the last have an escort on either arm or if you are having a ring bearer/flower girl having one escort them out. Then in the photos if you just avoided photos where the girls were lined up beside the guys then I don’t think it would be noticeable. Anyway, tonight over on pinterest I saw this wedding photo idea which I think would be cool and would help you avoid the awkwardness. It’s too bad there isn’t a way to share things specifically with one person on pinterest. Would have been much easier. It’s fun hearing about all your plans, Suzanne! Enjoy the excitement and anticipation!

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