I know traditionally if you invite someone into your wedding party they pay for the cost associated; i.e. dresses/tux etc. Paying for everyone would put us way over budget to pay for the entire wedding, but we're also feeling guilty. Considering out of our 11 person wedding party;
2 live 100% off social security and cannot afford to pay for their attire, and we really want them in the party so we know we will be taking on their expenses.
2 are our minor children so obviously we're paying for theirs.
4 will be coming in from 1200+ miles away and bringing a minimum of 2 additional people (Spouses and kids) and we feel really bad asking them to shell out even more money than what they're already paying out for travel, lodging, food etc.
2 could probably afford it if they could save up but they're FH adult children who are early 20's and just starting out in life and FH wants to pay for them because he's a Dad and wants to take care of them.
1 is local and financially well off to afford her own dress and has already said she would have no issue paying for her own.
Would it be bad form to pay for only some of the wedding parties attire? Anyone have any ideas of how else to do this to make it okay for everyone?