This question has been stressing me out for ages!! Long story short, my FH and I were some wild people in our younger days and had to cut off from each of our friend groups in order to get clean. This was around the time we met each other 10 years ago. So now we basically have no friends. What do I do for a bridal party? And is it absolutely necessary to have one? Can I just not have one? And if I choose not to have one, how will that impact the events of the day and other things.
I only have one best girlfriend who left the group and got clean as well. And his only childhood friend he still keeps in touch with has crippling social anxiety and will likely be unable to attend the wedding let alone be up there in front of people. We have no options really, anyone we ask would be distant friends/cousins (no siblings) who we're not that close to. The only people we interact with regularly are our employees but I don't feel like it's a 'friend' relationship, he's their boss.
I feel like it would be weird and/or sad to ask people who we're not that close to. Like it would be totally unexpected and frankly quite a bit of responsibility to ask of someone. But won't it also be sad and pathetic to have no bridal party at all up there? Even if I have my one girlfriend as my MOH he would still have to ask someone he isn't close with to play a big role. I feel like such a loser saying all this but honestly it's one of the main reasons I've delayed having a wedding and a huge source of stress!!