I thought this would be easy, but apparently it isnt!
First of all, I've always thought of my best friend as my MOH; however she lives 5+ hours away and I'm not sure if she would really be able to fulfill all her "duties". She has never had this duty before and she is Indian (so her customs are obviously very different).
My brother's new wife would be the most organized and logical next choice for MOH, and we get along super well. She lives 3.5 hours away, but like I said she is very organized and since she just got married, she is well versed in what needs to happen. We still don't know each other THAT well, but I've always enjoyed hanging out with her and she already offered to put together our engagement party.
I then read that my mom could be my MOH. She would be tickled to death if i asked her, but I'm a little worried that she might "take over" planning, since when she got married her mother planned it all in 2 months for her. I also don't think she is very familar with what being a MOH actually entails.
I have one other friend who I was going to ask to be a bridesmaid. We were friends back in college and I think a lot of her. She lives like 6 hours away but was an important part of my life for 5 years, so hopefully she will say yes.
I've also read that the sister of the groom has traditionally been a bridesmaid. I think she would love this, but she is on the younger/less mature side (she's only 18/19).
My original plan (without thinking it too much through at first, was my best friend as my MOH and then my sis-in-law and my college friend as my bridesmaids)...to total 3 on my side (my FH has 3 on his). Now I'm wondering if I need to make a more logical choice (or if its too much to ask of my new sis-in-law?) or the family choice (my mom). And, of course, I need to figure out what to do with my FH's sister. Eek!