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How big was your wedding?

Posted by on Nov. 12, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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Couple Sets Wedding World Record With Ridiculous Number of Bridesmaids

by Ericka Sóuter

bridal partyForget what you think you know about "big weddings." I remember being shocked when a friend told me they were having 28 people in their entire wedding party. I thought that was outrageously huge. Well, that number pales in comparison to a couple that tied the knot last week. It is the biggest wedding in history -- literally. It broke the Guinness World Record.

The Sri Lankan couple had 126 bridesmaids. That's 126 women in their wedding. There were also 25 groomsmen, 20 page boys, and 23 flower girls. It's an overwhelming image with all of those attendants standing behind the bride and groom.

I don't know whether to be impressed or appalled. If all those people were in the wedding, who the hell attended? I remember when I was planning my own wedding, my husband and I had a huge debate about how many bridesmaids and groomsmen we would have. I wanted four or five max. He wanted seven or eight. We compromised on six on each side. When it came to selecting women, I only wanted my closest friends by my side. No estranged cousins (of mine or his), no friends I no longer talk to anymore. I wanted people who loved me and who I loved dearly.

Honestly, it's amazing she found 126 women to ask to be in the wedding. I suppose when you get into numbers like that, the wedding stops being about you and more about the spectacle of it all. The wedding planner (who also happens to be the bride's new sister-in-law) came up with the idea to break the world record, which had been 96 maids. While that is a cool feat, it seems like a whole lot of trouble. But hey, it's certainly an event no one will forget.

How big was your wedding? Are you happy with the size?

by on Nov. 12, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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BonitaM
by Platinum Member on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:08 AM

My wedding was a five person affair.  DH, me, a family friend, a co-worker, and the JP.  I'm very happy with the size of it. 

awesomemommy2
by on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Wedding party was 4 on each side.


160 guests at reception

ambcortez
by Bronze Member on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Less than 20 people for me. I wish a few of my friends could've made it but it was last minute. When we renew our vows in 3 years, we'll go big.

Hottmomma607
by Trica on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Whoa that's a lot! LOL
For our big wedding we had 5 Bridesmaids&5Groomsmen. I think?
Hottmomma607
by Trica on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:37 AM
2 Flowergirls
Jr. Bride&Groom, ring barrier.
MMerrill
by Melissa on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:39 AM

My wedding was at the courthouse.  There were my 5 other people there other than my husband and I.

I don't even know 126 women that I'd want to be my bridesmaids... that's just crazy.

JessiFaye
by Bronze Member on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Wow. I don't think I know that many people! lol We had five bridesmaids and four groomsmen.

MrsApple
by Silver Member on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:43 AM

We didn't have a wedding party.No bridesmaids,no groomsmen.Not even a flower girl.Our wedding was me,hubby,our friend that officiated,and then our close family and friends in the pews.Small and intimate the way we wanted it.

I think a huge wedding like that is just a circus.It's more of a show than a wedding!

artistmom889
by Bronze Member on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:56 AM

 4 bridesmaids,4 groomsmen, a flower girl and a ring bearer, 200 guests.  .. we wished we could elope without offeding anyone.

ZombieChicken
by on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:59 AM
18. Including us, the photographer and musician.
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