Getting married next June and starting to
think about my bridal party. I will be having my best childhood friend as my MOH, my FHs sister as a BM, and my best friend from later life as my last BM.
The problem is I have 5 other close friends that i love dearly (whom I met my best friend from that will be standing in wedding) but we just aren’t as close as me and my other friends. Those whom I was not planning on asking, I stood for in their weddings and they have been hinting at asking if they would be standing in mine , some almost assuming they would be.
I am a people pleaser and want everyone to be happy, but I feel 8 people standing are way too many for our style wedding, and to pick some and not all is hurtful. Plus my FH is not close with that many people and we want ppl standing that we KNOW will be in our lives forever.
My question is it rude to have stood in a wedding and not ask them to stand in yours (I’m a sensitive person and probably would be hurt but want others opinions) and I need nice ways to explain to my other friends that they won’t be in the wedding (even though in theory they are!)
Thanks for any advice