Hoping some of you lovely people can help me as I'm in a real dilemma about my bridal party and could do with some objective advice
All things being well next year with the pandemic situation me and my fiance will be getting married in September. When we got engaged earlier this year my fiance straight away picked out his side of the bridal party: 3 best men (he couldn't choose haha!) and 2 groomsmen.
I was a bit more cautious as whilst I have a lot of good friends, some are older friends I'm not as close to on a daily basis, and I don't have 1 best friend who would automatically be MOH. I also don't have any sisters, female cousins etc. So I asked my FSIL to be a bridesmaid and my niece to be a flower girl.
The more I think about it the more I feel like I do want to ask some friends to join my bridal party, I feel like I will be missing out if I don't and I only plan to get married once so want the full experience!!
The only thing is because I don't have a specific group of besties I feel I am equally close to a number of people and am struggling to decide who to ask. Our wedding is on the smaller side (80 day guests) so I feel a larger bridal party may a) look out of place and b) be too expensive.
I have 5 girls who I am closer with out of a few different friend groups, all my other friends I would ask to come as guests. But this in addition to my current 2 would mean more expense, so I'm really stuck as to whether I just suck it up and pay more to have all 7, or whether I pick between the 5 which I'm struggling to do
Any advice is appreciated