Right where to begin! We got engaged in October and have booked our wedding for July 2015, my OH has picked his 3 brothers as his groomsmen (one is Best Man) but I am really struggling to choose Bridesmaids. I don't have a best friend or friend/family member who is exceptionally close to me & my friends mostly come in groups (i.e. the 4 girls I went through school with) within the groups no one friend sticks out as being closer to me than the others. Some of them I also speak to a lot but rarely actually meet up with (i.e. University friends who live all over the country) Each group I feel would be good at a certain part of the wedding process (i.e. out of all my friends I think the girls I went to school with would be best at planning the hen do). I also have 1 sister but we're not mega close.
I don't want to have LOADS of bridesmaids but equally do want help and support along the way. I've read about not having bridesmaids as such but a group of people with various roles throughout the planning process but I've notice people either seem to love or hate this idea and I don't want any of my friends to feel they're being used for the planning process without any real recognition (if I went this way I'd make sure they all had a corsage or something similar to wear on the day so they do feel different to other guests but obviously that's not the same as having the bridesmaids dress etc.)
Really unsure what to do about it keep going round and round in circles in my head! Anyone been in a similar position or can offer any help/advice?!