ADVICE: Pick your best girls
Your bridesmaids should be your biggest support throughout the planning process, so choose wisely. Friends you’ve recently made or cousins you rarely see are not the best choice.
Instead choose your sisters, long–term best friends or close relatives. The last thing you’ll want is to look at your wedding album a few years later and to be no longer in touch with one of your bridesmaids.
Your wedding party members should be the people you feel most connected to. Don't let the politics of other people's wedding party choices get in the way. Even if you were a maid of honor for your friend's wedding, it's completely fine to choose someone else as your maid of honor. You get to decide and you need the someone who is going to be therefore you during the planning and on the day, someone calm and collect and more worried about you than themselves.