Some *Hopefully* Helpful Suggestions
If you’re anything like me (and for your sake I hope you are not), you’ve had a rotating list of bridesmaids swimming around in your head since you were four years old. Every time you’d lose a friend, they’d no longer make the cut, and then you’d readjust. It’s weird. I don’t think anyone else does it. SO, for those of you who haven’t been silently shoving your friends into an awkward hierarchy, here are some factors to consider:
1.) What’s Your Number?
Do you want the parties to be even? Who will most likely have the most people by his/her side when exchanging vows? Can you find a middle ground/compromise? Do your numbers have to be even? All good discussions to have before you jump into asking people to stand next to you.
2.) The Long Game
If this person has been in your life for a long time and has aced the test of time with aces, she/he’s probably a solid bet. Now this is not to say you go out and select the person you’ve known the longest, but if there’s a depth of friendship there—that’s definitely something worth investing in wedding-wise.
3.) How Deep Is Your Love?
Seriously, though, is there a depth of friendship there? Does your conversation consist mostly of celebrity gossip or do you shoulder each other’s burdens? When selecting a bridesmaid, it always serves you well to err on the side of depth.