Welp, if we’re going for excessive, Lauren Conrad seems to have got it down to an art. Turns out, at her wedding to William Tell (seriously) earlier this month, her bridal party consisted of – get this – TEN bridesmaids. Yes, 10. T-E-N. I don’t know about you, but I can barely think of ten people I’d want at my wedding, let alone ten people I’d want to have to coordinate outfits with and arrange along the altar. But hey, to each her own.
Lauren revealed what led to her decision in a new blog post, as you do:
After William and I got engaged and the wedding planning began, I had a very important decision to make; I needed to choose who would stand up with me while I said, “I do”. For me, choosing my bridesmaids (and then asking them to be in my wedding party) was one of the most fun parts of the planning process. I’m so lucky to have a group of besties that I love dearly, and I wanted each and every one of them up there with me on my big day.
When it came time to choose my ‘maids, my motto was the more the merrier. I didn’t mind the idea of having a large bridal party… to a point (you don’t want more people standing up than in seats!). It really is a personal preference, and I knew that having a bigger bridal party with all of my best friends was the way to go. So, I chose my sister and a bunch of my besties to do me the honor of being my bridesmaids, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.
If you do have a larger bridal party like I do (I have 10 bridesmaids!), there are some logistical things that you’ll have to take into consideration. Is there enough room for all of your ‘maids to stand up with you? If the answer is no, you don’t necessarily need to cut down your list of bridesmaids, in my opinion. You can simply have them sit in the front row! One lesson I’ve learned about planning a wedding is that the bride and groom should do things however they want. Some rules are meant to be broken, right?
I mean, hey, sure why not. If you’ve got several close friends and endless amounts of money to work with, throwing them all up at the altar with you seems like a lot more pleasant than having to deal with butthurt feelings from those you didn’t pick. I can dig that.
That being said, I also really dig the colour palette she chose for the wedding. I know those soft pinks and taupes are pretty common, but they’re rather lovely, I think.