There's a good chance you don't even have 30 close friends, but when Joyce McDevitt of Wath, England married her husband David, she had 30 bridesmaids and two reserves (she wouldn't want to look unpopular if two had to drop out). McDevitt explains that her family is large and she refused to deny anyone the joy of paying for all the bridesmaid accoutrement (though mercifully, she let the pick their own dresses). McDevitt says, "I could have had even more bridesmaids — but I decided that 30 was enough. I had to draw the line somewhere."