I have a great friend who was my top choice to be a bridesmaid. The only reason she isn't is because she is in the military and didn't know until yesterday (~3 weeks before the big day) that she can even attend. Well, the good news is she can attend and now I'd like to think of some way to include her. Its too late (with dress fittings, logistics, etc) to make her a bridesmaid but do you all know of any other way to incorporate non- family "VIPs"? Maybe a special thank you in hubby and I's welcome speech? Please let me know your thoughts!