I am facing a dilemma in being able to pick a small amount of bridesmaids and need some advice. I have different friends from different groups (obviously I am very lucky to have this) and within those groups I have some really good friends. At the moment I can short list a possible 11 girls (2 are my sisters) 1 of which has already hinted she doesnt want to be one as we will be in Italy and she will have her husband and 2 year old with her to deal with, this I totally understand - this leaves 10. A few of the girls have asked me what I am going to do and after leaving it a while and avoiding it I eventually felt I had to tell them my dilemma and have told them all that I hadn't decided but in an ideal world I would like all of them but the number seems insane at the moment. I would just take the easy option of having my sisters, however I always imagined having my best friends with me but I don't have 1 stand out friend who I am closer to than anyone than anyone else. 1 of the girls just wouldn't understand if I had two of the others girls without her so I feel this would cause a friendship divide that I know she wouldn't forgive me for.
So, is it wrong to have a large number of girls? They have all indicated they would pay for the dresses. Should I be ruthless and cut the number down but risk really upsetting some friends? Or should I just take my sisters but go against what I always hoped for?
God knows what I will do when it comes to picking a chief bridesmaid!
Sorry for the lack of decision-making but I would appreciate any advice you may have.