...And what does your special number say about you? We've shared our thoughts below...
8 or more bridesmaids
You're surrounded by people who love you, and had so many people to ask that sticking to a single-digit number would have been nigh on impossible. We imagine you've probably got a few relatives in there, an assortment childhood friends, a couple of your BFFs from uni... And whilst you originally thought having so many of your favourite ladies walking you down the aisle was a little, well, crazy, now your wedding date is looming close you couldn't imagine saying 'I do' without any of them by your side.
Don't forget: to make sure everyone has a role to play. With that many 'maids, you've got a ready-made bridal army by your side!
6 to 9 bridesmaids
You've got lots of different social groups and are probably quite good at keeping them seperate from each other. Until now, that is! Neat and ordered, each 'maid represents a different area of your life; and whilst they might not have met before the wedding planning began, you've now formed a tight-knit squad.
Don't forget: to ask your Maid of Honour to help break the ice with your girls. From creating group-chats in the run-up to organising an endless stream of ice-breakers at the hen party, help your bridesmaids get to know each other!
4 to 5 bridesmaids
This is a true family-affair line-up: we bet you've got a couple of relatives in there (we see you, sister-in-law), as well as your oldest best friends, who are practically sisters to you anyway.
Don't forget: to make a point of seeing those friends who nearly-but-not-quite made the bridesmaid line-up on your wedding day. You'll be so caught up in a whirlwind of excitement and champagne that you might not get a chance to properly see them until the wedding breakfast - so make them promise in advance that they'll join you on the dancefloor!
2 to 3 bridesmaids
There are two options here: you either had too many people to ask, so decided to keep things more low-key, or you decided to follow your gut and pick a couple of key women to join you rather than umm-ing and ahh-ing over who to ask.
Don't forget: to enjoy the getting-ready process on your wedding moment. With just a handful of you there, there'll be no clamouring for mirrors or the bathroom - rather, you can savour a chilled-out experience.
You and your best friend are a total, utter team. She's not so much your Maid of Honour as your Mate of Honour - your BFF come rain or shine. There's no one else you'd even consider asking.
Don't forget: to give her something that celebrates your friendship for her wedding gift.
Hashtag rule-breaker! Whilst tradition suggests a bride should be joined by a gaggle of her girls as she walks down the aisle, you decided to do things a little differently. Whether you couldn't decide who to ask or wanted to avoid pressure from well-meaning friends and family ('choose me, choose me!'), there's no need to justify or explain your decision to anyone. Rock it on your own - and enjoy partying with your besties at the reception!
Don't forget: To get a group photo (or ten...) with your closest friends at the reception.