2. You Have A Trump Card
While you don’t necessarily have to choose a family member over a friend, doing so can help you avoid causing dissention among those closest to you. Again, your maid of honor should be someone you’re very close with and provides a soothing, supportive presence; if that’s your best friend and not your sister, that’s all right. If you feel you have to avoid hurting one or more of your friends, choosing a family member can diffuse the situation.