My last tip is a very important one. Take the time to consider personality. Someone might be a very good friend, but they tend to flake out and cause drama. Is that person one that you want and need at showers, helping you plan, licking envelopes for save the dates, and all of the other duties of a bridesmaid? If you truly can’t picture your day without them, they absolutely should be in your bridal party. Maybe you want them there but you find another role for them to fill, that’s fine too! Your bridal party (both bridesmaids and groomsmen) should add to the feeling of your day, not take away from it.