Hi everyone! My fiance and I are newly engaged and we're having SO much
fun starting to dream up ideas for the wedding! So far, the only part that is
completely stressing me out is who to include and how.
I am a very sentimental person and want to honor the people who have been unbelievably present in my life, even if we aren't as close now as we used to be. My thinking here is that some of these people have been my best and most cherished friends from preschool up to our mid-20s, (we're all 32 now) but life got in the way and we grew apart a bit (some moved, one is in the army, etc). I feel that just because we've had other things to focus on in the past 5 or so years doesn't detract from the 23 years of friendship before it.
I don't believe this means they should be in the bridal party, especially because two of them barely even know my fiance, but I also feel that it's wrong for them to just be another face in the crowd.. they're far too important to me and to who I became as a person, even if life has taken us in different directions. Is there a way to have them feel just as special and included in the wedding without actually being in the bridal party?