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How many bridesmaids is too many?

If you've been blessed with a number of best gal pals, you could find yourself facing a difficult decision when the time comes to put together a wedding party. You don't want to leave anyone out, but the more bridesmaids you have, the more difficult it will be to coordinate everything. There's no hard and fast rule about how large your wedding party can be, though you'll want to take a few things into account before sending out those requests.

One thing to keep in mind is that your wedding party should be roughly proportionate to the size of your guest list. If you have a particularly large ceremony planned, you don't want a diminutive group of people up on the altar. On the other hand, if your wedding is small and intimate, you should avoid having fewer people in the pews than standing up there with you.

Also keep logistics in mind. Will you be able to find a dress that 10 women are happy to wear? Sounds like a challenge! But in the end, the decision is yours and yours alone. If you want a huge wedding party, go for it! It's your wedding, after all.

Don't forget that you'll want to pick up thank-you gifts for your bridesmaids! This is a great way to ensure you all form a nice bond as a group. Whether it's personalized flip-flops, engraved drinking glasses or personalized round compacts, any present is sure to be appreciated. Go ahead and splurge! Your bridesmaids will love you for it.