I was hoping to get some input on wedding party suggestions for a particular situation. Basically this wedding will be emotionally difficult because my father, who I was very close to, passed away a year and a half ago. My fiance and I were thinking that we would keep our wedding party to family because combined we have two nephews, my two sisters-in-law, both of whom I really consider sisters, and my two brothers. His best man is his older brother and my “Man of Honor” is my younger brother. We felt that it would be easier and more peaceful/intimate if we kept the wedding party (aka those standing up with us) to just the immediate family, with our parents with us as well. However, there are some girlfriends and some guy friends of his who we would still like to “include” in some way beyond the Bachelor/Bachelorette parties. I was wondering what your thoughts are on this because I have about 5 or 6 girlfriends who I am extremely close to but do not want a huge bridal party nor have to worry about asking them to get their hair and makeup done early in the morning or any of the other requirements. My thoughts were paying for mani/pedis for the group the day before the wedding or having a champagne toast to them at the rehearsal dinner/wedding or even having them wear a special corsage or same colored dress. Please let me know what you think or have done in your own planning!