- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
So, I could use some advice reassurance. Because of my profession, I moved away from home pretty young and have moved around quite a bit in the 16 years since then. Also because of my profession, I haven’t made a lot of close female friends in that time, much less ones who live close to me. My relationship with my childhood best friend goes back and forth between okay and me being frustrated with her unreliability and feeling like I can’t talk to her about it.
All of this adds up to me not having many close female friends, particularly ones who have gotten to know both me and my fiance. How do I choose someone to give a toast from my side? Is it okay to ask someone that I’ve only known for a year?
I don’t think I have any friends besides my fiance who I am confident would help me move a dead body at 3 am!
Also, how do I choose who will help me walk between the hotel and the ceremony venue? To get dressed? (they are almost right next to each other, but 2-3 people will be needed to keep my dress off the ground) I have some friends that I chat to by email about various things, but they are not people who have gone out of their way to see me or me them unless we happen to be in the same city.
I don’t really want to ask any of the female family members who will be attending — there’s a reason I left home when I was young and never went back.
So, basically, I don’t know what to do, and all of this thinking about it has made me feel kind of sad and lonely 🙁 I kind of wish my fiance could be my maid of honor!