In college I was in a circle of four very close friends; in graduate school I was in a group of five. We always did everything together and referred to ourselves as a clearly defined "us."
Now that I'm one of the first brides in either group, I feel like the easiest thing would be to ask all 7 of these close friends to be bridesmaids... It just isn't clear to me who I would leave out, and I can easily see feelings being hurt and relationships ending over this. I also have a very close cousin and my fiancé has a sister I would like to include. Is that unwieldy and just way too large? Help please!
(For what it's worth, my fiancé can match my number pretty easily regardless of what I decide. He can go up to 9 and as low as necessary.)