DEAR HARRIETTE: My fiance has a large group of friends. I do not have many friends at all, so I was hoping to skip having a bridal party altogether. My fiance is disappointed by this because he was excited to be able to have all of his friends be a part of our wedding. I understand, but I just don’t have enough friends to match his groomsmen, and it honestly makes me feel bad. Am I being unfair by asking that we skip the bridal party tradition? -- Short Guest List
DEAR SHORT GUEST LIST: Why not get creative and different? Since your fiance wants to include all of his friends, invite them to be your bridal party. Have them stand on either side of you two and present as a united front. If there are any of your friends you want to include, have them as part of the collective. You do not have to divide them up to stand on either side of you. Just plan the ceremony considering them as a unit, and determine where people will stand and what function each will perform along the way. In this way, you incorporate your fiance’s ideas and loved ones into your ceremony without adding pressure for you to come up with people who aren’t in your inner circle.