- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2012
I’m getting married in Australia and my family and friends are coming over from the UK.
I’m inviting about 8 of my close girlfriends, most of whom will be attending with plus 1’s.
I feel really bad that I can’t have them all as bridesmaids (Instead I choose my sister and FI’s sister), I really don’t want 8 bridesmaids as we’re only having a small wedding and choosing dresses would be a logistical nightmare! Instead, as a way of honouring them I have decided to play a song that reminds me of each of them at the reception. Also, I’m thinking about having a pre-wedding photoshoot with them before the wedding.
So the night before the wedding the venue will put up me and ten guests, we’ll have gourment pizza, champagne/ hot choc etc and watch wedding movies. Then the day of the wedding we’ll have a champagne brunch and rooms to get ready in with hairdresser and make-up (Which I pay for seperately). I think it would be really fun to have the girls there too. So, I plan on having my mum, FI’s mum, my sis and FI’s sis. But have 5 places (This is the package and they are unwilling to reduce the cost if I only have 5 guests). Also the venue only have accomodation for 10 guests and it is a 40min journey from where they will be staying.
How do I pick between the girls? Some will be attending with partners and may prefer to be with partners the day before and travel to the wedding with them anyway? Shall I just talk to them and find out of each what they would prefer? Draw names out of a hat?
One of my friends mum’s is also attending on her own, she’s BFF’s with my mum and they are travelling over together. She’s been like a second mum to me, should I invite her too? I think it would mean alot to her… and then invite my friend (her daughter who is single and not bringing a plus one – this friend also made a huge effort to come and visit last year and we had a fantastic time together, she’s been having a bit of a rough time lately too).
I mentioned to one of the girls that I was planning on drawing the last 5 names out of a hat because I love them all and can’t choose between them and she said;