- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Since we have always planned for a very small, casual destination wedding in Costa Rica with only immediate family and closest friends, we decided to only have one Maid/Matron of Honor and no other party members. The problem now is that some of the friends that initially assured us they would be there can’t make it. Other than our parents, our siblings, my Maid/Matron of Honor and her date, I only have one couple coming. The other couple includes my BFF from college and her boyfriend of 8 years who I know well. It feels wrong that everyone other than her and her SO will play a part in the wedding and they will be the only real guests. Also, we are paying for an amazing suite for Maid/Matron of Honor and BFF has already paid for her lodging. I would like to do something special for college BFF or find a way to include her because she means so much to me and I would never want her to feel excluded. She is a very busy doctor who lives across the country and the wedding is a month away so I don’t want to task her with any real responsibilities before we leave. Like everyone, she will be getting a welcome bag and I am also planning on having room service send a bottle of champagne to them when they arrive on Friday (because she informed me of a great Groupon that saved my family almost $1300 in lodging costs). Any bees have any ideas how to show her how much I appreciate her coming to celebrate with us? Thanks for your help!