- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Hive, help! I am having some issues choosing my bridal party. My FH and I have decided to do 6 on each side. He would have preferred 7 or 8 I think because he has so many close guy friends, but I explained that I want even numbers and that 8 is way too many.
I have a solid 4 and the other two were going to be my teenage cousins that I lived with for several years so I am very close to them. My FH expressed some reservations about having teenagers in the wedding party with primarily 30-somethings, and also pointed out that I would have less help with the planning and the girls would have less support with the bridal shower and bachelorette party since they would essentially just be standing up there with me on the big day. So since I had been talked out of having my cousins I needed to fill two more bridal party slots.
One was easy, I decided on a work friend from my last company who I stay in close contact with, and could easily make more of an effort to spend time with. The last spot has been difficult. I don’t have a solid pick. I have one friend who is about to have her second baby and I know is not in a good financial position to be accepting a place in a bridal party. The other is a friend I was very close with a year ago, but had a falling out with a couple of months ago. We have since tried to make things better and reestablish our friendship, and she has a ton of experience in bridal parties and would be a huge help to me, but I worry that the way she treated me when we stopped being friends could crop up again, and also she tends to have a negative attitude and I don’t really need negativity around me on my wedding day. But I don’t really know what to do about my 6th spot! I don’t know what to do guys, have you had any difficulty choosing your bridal party? How did you choose?