So many brides go into wedding planning mode trying to make everyone happy, ofen overlooking themselves. There are sisters and cousins and girlfriends from college . . . not to mention moms and the new MILs who certainly have their own level of happy that may have requirements into the next ZIP Code. So when it comes to figuring out the wedding party situation, things can sometimes get a little hairy.
While the national average number of bridesmaids is 4.39 (????) we tend to find that 5-6 seems to be more the norm with most brides who walk through our doors. Granted there are some who only have three, and then other gutsy gals who go straight to 10! Then there are the brides who are caught in the “asymmetrical conundrum,” and have fewer bridesmaids than their fiances have groomsmen, so these beauties often feel pressured by the “symmetry and alignment,” and suddenly feel compelled to ask their nail tech and esthetician to join the party just to even things out for Mr. Congeniality. Continue reading “The Struggle is Real”