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Jeff Kear

Mismatched aisle mates

February 22, 2010 - Ever wonder if you can have a mismatched number of bridal party members? Results of a survey done by our staff shows that brides can and do! We found that 21.1% of brides said they plan to have four bridesmaids, and 20.4% said they'll have four groomsmen. Correspondingly, 16.2% said they'll have five groomsmen, and 15.3% five bridesmaids. Difference in number was slight, which indicates that most mismatching brides are usually only one or two people off from having correlating numbers of aisle mates. The mismatched bridesmaid to groomsmen ratio that proved most popular was 5:4. Symmetrical bridal parties are still the most popular, but brides are definitely stepping out of the box.

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