Well ladies... I need help with my bridal party.
When I think of who I want to be by my side when I get married, one of the people I immediately think of is one of my best friends (we will call her A). A and I have been friends for 8 years. I really want to ask A to be a bridesmaid and I know that she would say yes. However, A is a lesbian and I know that she won't wear a dress which I wouldn't force her to wear a dress, I'd let her wear a cute suit or shirt & tie or something, but I know she would feel out of place if she was the only one NOT wearing a dress. Also, she hates almost everything that is stereotypically girly.
Long story short, how can I ensure that A is a special person in my wedding without her feeling obligated to participate in anything that is really girly?