Wedding Boasts 80 Bridesmaids. That’s a Whole Lot of Taffeta
Yahoo editors have chosen this article as a favorite of 2013. It was posted on August 13. While 80 is an astounding number, since then, a Sri Lankan couple nabbed the Guinness Book of World Records with 126 bridesmaids. We're wondering how big was the wedding cake?
Some brides skip having bridesmaids because they are so concerned about hurting their loved ones' feelings. Katie Dalby, 26, chose another route for her wedding to firefighter Norman Gooch on Saturday: She brought along 80 attendants. When Dalby, who owns Katie's Boogie Shoes Dance Academy in Harwich, England, told her students about her engagement over a year ago, she says they were superexcited and some were begging to be included in the wedding. "It just couldn't have been fair to choose two or three of them," Dalby told the Daily Mail. "So the only solution was to invite 74 of them-I didn't want to exclude anyone." She also asked her best friend, three sisters-in-law, a niece, and a cousin. "It made my day more special." —Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer