Should You Match Your Wedding’s Bridesmaids and Ushers According to Their Height?

One bride takes the “perfect wedding” thing too far when it comes to choosing her attendants

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The Wedding Guru answers: Regarding the number of attendants, the short answer is “no” — inviting someone to be an attendant simply to balance the number in your wedding party is foolish! If you’re concerned about having an even number in your processional (so no one walks alone), you can have two bridesmaids (or two ushers) walk down the aisle together. If the aisle is wide enough, you can even have three — it’s not uncommon for one groomsmen to usher two bridesmaids.

As far as height requirements, just ignore it. What’s important is having attendants you truly want to honor (hence the phrase “honor attendants”). For more reading on choosing your attendants, check out my articles “Choosing Your Honor Attendants” and “The Responsibilities of Honor Attendants” at

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Congratulations — you're involved in a wedding! Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride or hubby-to-be, an attendant or a guest, Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all your need-to-know questions about your nuptials.

Judy Lewis is the founder of, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites. In her spare time, Judy loves to compose poetry and create collages. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and business partner, Jon.



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