- 10 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
wondering about your opinion about what I want to do for my bachelorette party. I only have three bridesmaids – all very close female friends. My Maid/Matron of Honor is in town but my other two bridesmaids live far away and definitely wouldn’t be able to come into town for a party (both super busy, one with a kid and one with work.) I didn’t have a big group of girlfriends in HS or college. What I do currently have is a circle of not-super close female friends and acquaintances in my current town, all of whom are invited to the wedding.
A lot of these girls I hang out with as “couple friends” – as in me and my Fiance met them as a couple, and we hang out as couples pretty often, but rarely do I hang out with the girls 1-on-1. But I would definitely consider them to be friends, who I want to get to know better, but you know how it is when everyone is so busy with work and their husbands/fiances/kids etc.
So I have about 15 or so girls that fall into this category. Some of them know each other and some of them don’t. Would it be weird to have them be the ladies who I invite to my bachelorette? I just want to do something local and not expensive – since these girls aren’t my super close friends, I doubt they’d be willing to throw in anything more than what they would usually pay for a regular night out on the town. But I think they would all enjoy an excuse to party it up for an evening with a group of like-minded ladies. I also wonder if any of them would invite me to their bachelorettes (only a couple of them are married, and were before I met them), and I figure that maybe they would, maybe not.
I guess I just feel sort of awkward that I don’t have this super-tight group of former high school BFFs or sorority sisters who will fly across the country for me, since it seems like SO many brides on this board and others have that. But I know there must be other ladies out there in my situation. So what do you think – potentially awkward, or should I just give the names to my Maid/Matron of Honor and tell her to go for it?