So I asked my bridesmaids and I'm thrilled that all said yes. I love my girls, but when I list my friends it really goes: MOH, best guy friend, rest of bridesmaids (no offense to anyone, just who I'm closest too). I didn't ask my best guy friend because my parents were against it and are paying for my wedding. I feel terrible. I want him next to me, though he might not want to be (he might think it is odd), but his friendship means so much to me that I want to give him the option. It isn't my fault he doesn't happen to be a girl.
My dad is coming into town tonight and we are going out to dinner. I'm going to ask him to reconsider being against it. I really really really don't care how "weird" it is (I know it isn't, but my parents are super old fashioned). Here is to hoping my dad sees reason. We generally see eye-to-eye and my parents are pretty hands-off since I turned 18, so I was surprised they cared. And this is the first that I've really had to stand up to them about since they are usually "do what you want".