I'm having a small (inexpensive!) wedding. To cut down on costs, and because several of my close friends hate each other, my fiance and I have decided to only have a MOH and a Best Man, my sister and his brother, respectivly. I've already told my close female friends this, and they seem fine with it,
My question is, can I still do 'bridal' stuff with them? I don't mean just talking about the wedding (it's 11 years in coming, so they've all been eager to talk), but can I take them dress shopping, to a bridal expo, batchelorette shower, bridal shower, etc? Or is that just a rude reminder that I didn't 'choose' them? I don't want to get all the bridal party stuff without them having the 'honor', but I may need opinions along the way. Advice?