Post # 1
I am torn- I am South Asian and therefore grew up in an Indian Community where I feel that I need to have all my Indian females friends part of my wedding party i.e. bridesmaids. This puts me at 10 bridesmaids which I think may be a little over the top. For those of you who have had Indian weddings- what do you do in this circumstance? I can easily cut 2 but I feel bad. I don’t these ladies holding a grudge over me because they are actually my friends but not my CLOSE friends. I am the first to get married out of the group.
Post # 3
You should have as many as you want, if they are all equally important. If you are including a few just for obligation though, cut them.
Post # 4
Ask only your family and tell them that you are only having your family stand with you as bridesmaids. Thats what my cousin did and altho she received a little bit of backlash from her friends, they all got over it and seemed to understand.
I went half and half. Half family, half friends.
Post # 5
I have decided to go half and half. My sister, to be sister- in-law and cousin, two of my american friends and two of my indian friends. It is still a lot but I had to cut it somewhere.