As wedding planning is starting for us, I am really saddened that my family will not be able to be here for my wedding. They all live in my home country and, due to COVID and visa issues, no one will be able to attend in person. Difficult feelings apart, this leaves me with a few difficult choices, such as choosing my bridesmaids.
Other than my fiancé's sister, I cannot think of a person in the country who I would really want to be my bridesmaid, and no one for being maid of honor.
Two of my three best friends are in Brazil - one is in another state (let's call her Susan) and I am not sure if she could be a part of the wedding planning/we do not talk very frequently anymore. But again, she is in another state, and I am not sure how much she could be involved in the planning. Also, she is a singer, so I was wondering if she and her husband could be the musicians for our wedding.
I have another friend (let's call her Addy) who is in another state (is that even an issue???) and she just recently gave birth to a baby and things might be overwhelming for her to be included in the planning (although she has been really interested in helping). She is also Brazilian, so it would be nice to have someone from my culture by my side. But again, not sure how much it would be good/convenient for her. I think she would be a wonderful addition to my wedding party!
I have another friend (let's call her Maria), who invited me to be her bridesmaid two years ago. We were very good friends when she was here, but we barely talk anymore + perhaps it would be a personality issue with my future sis in law.
The option I was going for: my new two roommates and my fiancé's sister. My two roommates are really fun and caring girls, and they seem to be willing to help with the planning. They are very sweet and supportive, and honestly might be the closest people I have in town and the people who might know me and my tastes the most HERE (even though we have known each other for a few months). I am afraid, though, that not knowing each other for too long could be a potential disaster.
Any ideas? I was considering making my future SIL my maid of honor and the two roommate bridesmaids. I have also considered having "Addy" as my MoH, and have her husband as a groomsman? Any thoughts about having roommates as bridesmaids?
I really appreciate any thoughts!