- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2014
So, our wedding is still about 2 years out, but we’re trying to get the big things hammered down. One of those is thinking about bridal party logistics.
Our problem is that he is very introverted and only really has 1 friend close enough to be in the wedding for him, and he will be the best man.
I am not what I’d call a social butterfly, but I have a close circle of friends that are all very important to me. I don’t really have “acquaintances” – all of these girls are very close friends of mine. Well, I always thought that my bridesmaids would be my three best friends from undergrad and my maid of honor would be my best friend growing up for a total of four ladies.
Now, they have all moved away, and while we still stay in touch and are really great friends and get together/Skype whenever we can, I have gotten really close with some girls in my graduate classes. We are in professional school, so we literally see each other five days a week all day long, and since the class is packed we always sit in the same arrangement every day, plus do things outside of school together.
So, I counted up and with all my close friends, I’d have 9 total bridesmaids. I think that would be an okay number if Fiance actually had more than just 1 groomsman. I considered doing just the Maid/Matron of Honor and not having a bridal party, but that is not what I want. Also, our wedding is only going to be 60-70 guests, so is a small wedding with a large bridal party okay?
To top it off, I don’t know if my childhood friend is who I am going to ask to be my Maid/Matron of Honor any more, but I still want her included in the wedding.
I realize I have a lot of time, but the only out I can see is hoping that I lose touch with several of these girls in the next year or so, and that’s just messed up and NOT what I want.
Sorry that was so long, but I could really use some advice. The people I normally go to for advice are the people I need the advice ABOUT 🙁