Please help!! So confused. I don't know who to choose for my bridesmaids.
Definite bridesmaids so far:
Sister-In-law (Matron of Honor)
Best Friend of 17 years (like a sister)
That's already 5 people!! I figured I could get away with saying I'm doing family members only with them.
But then my fiancé is inviting a good friend of ours to be one of his groomsmen. This guy's girlfriend is a really great friend of mine also and I'd really like her to be in the wedding, plus I would feel bad not including her in the wedding party because she's part of our group of friends. I would also feel bad asking my fiancé to not include him as a groomsmen just to make it easier on me lol.
Then there's my close friend Patti (who I'd also like to have in the wedding) who is having me in her wedding in July. I think her feelings would be really hurt if she wasn't included in mine.
So then I think, "Okay, what's two more girls." But if I invite 2 of my other friends I know 2 other girls whose feelings may be hurt they weren't included with the rest of the gang.. that would NINE (((9))) girls.. that's ridiculous, right?
Sorry if you don't get my mess lol.. I've just been going over and over and over this in my head, reading every advice article and forum discussion I can find, trying to find a solution where no one's feelings are hurt and I don't have a bridesmaid entourage of 9.
Anyone have any suggestions for me?