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Lauren Conrad's Motto For Her Bridesmaid Selection: 'The More The Merrier'

The former 'Hills' star reveals how she chose who would be by her side on her special day.

Lauren Conrad offered countless tips and suggestions for wedding dos and don'ts on her eponymous website, but the former MTV star -- who's now basking in the glow of married life as Mrs. Tell and reportedly honeymooning in Italy -- kept the details surrounding her own romantic vineyard nuptials closely guarded. Until now.

For starters: How did the "Hills" alum choose her ten bridesmaids, including her Laguna pal Lo Bosworth? As a preview, some of Conrad's maids modeled the bride's Paper Crown bridesmaid line in Martha Stewart Weddings before the memorable occasion.

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And in a post titled "How to Choose Your Bridal Party," Lauren reveals that picking the ladies for her magical affair was one of the "most fun" parts of her preparation, and she wanted those closest to her to be by her side. The lifestyle guru's motto throughout the selection process: "The more the merrier."

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"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!)," Lauren explains. "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."

As Lauren states, accommodating a sizable crowd of your nearest and dearest might mean some compromises. For example, if there isn't enough room for your ladies to stand at the altar, they can surely sit in the front row.

Another important pointer: If your closest pals don't live nearby, they may not be able to participate in all of the bridal festivities -- but that doesn't mean they should be left out on the special day.

Also, pick gals who are going to be in your life for "a long time, like your partner's sister(s) or best friends."

Lastly, Lauren adds that all of these decisions are up to the bride -- and it's critical to do what works best for her. "Remember: This is your wedding day," she says. "If you want 15 bridesmaids, go for it. If you only want two, you can do that too. This special day only happens once, and you want to make sure it's everything you've dreamed of."

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