I am sorry if this is long winded.I been struggling with an issue ever since I asked my bridesmaids to be my bridesmaids. When my fiance and I first got engaged I was so excited I jumped the gun with asking people to be in the wedding. I don't regret the ladies I picked, because I love them all dearly. My MOH is my sister, and my other bridesmaides are my two cousins whom I am very close with, my three best friends from college and a recent friend whom I met through my Fiance who I am very close with.(I know it is alot of ppl..). Now I didn't really care about even numbers but my fiance had picked 7 groomesmen he insisted he could not cut a single one of them and I understood. So I picked 7 girls who I felt the closest to at the time. The only problem is that i instantly regretted not asking one of my oldest friends even though we haven't seen or talked to each other very much over the past few years. But i thought asking an 8th oerson would have been even more over the top for numbers so I didn't ask. Now recently my one friend from college friends said she would not be able to make it to the wedding due to financial reasons i completely understood as she lives quite far away. I am now wondering if it would be awful or rude to ask my middle school friend to join the wedding party at this point if I explained the whole situation. (the wedding is in 5 months). I had already asked her to stay at the place we rented out for the wedding party before the bridesmaid dropped out and I feel like we have been talking alot more lately and she means the world to me. I just don't want to offend her or my bridesmaid that dropped out. I also would mention to both that if my friend was somehow able to make it(she said if things change she would ket me know) that i would still have her up there with me too. Please let me know what ya'll think!