Is it OK to have just one bridesmaid?

Is it OK to have just one bridesmaid?

Is it OK to have just one bridesmaid?

Yes, of course you can but just be mindful that weddings are very romantic events, all about a couple in love and it’s not really something everybody will be comfortable going through alone without feeling lonely! It will be doubly worse if they are single, so having a corresponding groomsman or another bridesmaid may be kinder.

Also, remember that she’ll have to be alone for all the “couple” moments during the wedding, such as when you walk back down the aisle after marrying, or when the MC calls for the bridal party to join you on the dancefloor after your first dance.

You can sometimes get around having a sole (or extra, partner-less) bridesmaid if your bridesmaid has a boyfriend (or girlfriend) who can join her, say, on the dancefloor after your first dance, but if she doesn’t, then she’s likely going to be left out the “normal” bridesmaid activites through the day/night.

Of course, if you don’t have or want anyone else for your bridal party, there’s nothing wrong with it at all, as long as your single bridesmaid is happy flying solo for the day.

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6 responses to “Is it OK to have just one bridesmaid?”

  1. My sister just had me and her husband had a best man. It was a very intimate and personal setting. I never felt lonely, it was kind of nice to be just me and my sister. 

  2. MB says:

    I am only  having my sister in the Bridal Party and my Fiancée is having his best friend. They will keep each other company throughout the day.

  3. kirin_nick says:

    Im just having my sister as a bridesmaid and for something different my partner asked one of my best friends to be his best woman because he didnt want a bestman. But on the bridal table will be all of the bridal party plus my sister and best womans partner so they can all be together

  4. Kerrylyn says:

    Not only is is ok, this is your wedding, and if you are like me, it’s desirable to avoid any politics, to save on stress!
    I had no bridesmaids at all…in fact, we had no attendants of any kind, unless you count the two asian elephants who stood behind us throughout!!!

  5. We photographed a lot of clients who only had one bridesmaid. That is not a problem at all.

    It’s YOUR wedding after all. Good luck on that!

  6. Amanda says:

    I am having trouble even picking a bridesmaid. I have two brothers and no close girlfriends, but my mother is insisting I ask a girl from school who I haven’t spoken to in years.

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