You might be wondering, “how many bridesmaids can I have?” the answer is completely up to you!
The tradition of making bridesmaids an integral part of the wedding ceremony came into vogue many years ago. Bridesmaids were to serve as the bride’s trusted accomplices and infantry and keep scorned suitors at bay, when the bride went to the Groom’s community, back in the day. Even in Roman wedding tradition, bridesmaids would dress very similarly to the bride, so it would throw evil spirits off track and they would not be able to recognize who the actual bride was. All said and done, the tradition of bridesmaid poses a whole different problem today.
The ‘how many bridesmaids should I have’ dilemma is not new, nor is it easy to answer. Then again choosing anyone who was even faintly close to you at some point of time, or the ones who might get offended if not given the bridesmaid shoes, may not be the answer. The last thing you want at your wedding is more people on the altar than the pews, and guests trying to catch a glimpse of you and your beloved well-done bridesmaid heads. Then again, doing otherwise comes at the cost of disappointing some of your closest friends. So how many bridesmaids should you be choosing, and who should they be? Let’s find out!