So my mom is very supportive of our decision to go away by ourselves to get married, as is my twin brother and very close girlfriends. However I know that my mom wants to be "acknowledged" at the party (even though she doesn't say so) and I would like to do something non cheesy for my close girlfriends (friendships that are 20years long). There will be people at our party that have never met my mom or twin brother and many friends that have never met either.
What are some ways I can acknowledge my mom and twin during the party (I don't like the idea of standing up and introducing them....)?
What are ways I can celebrate my friendships since they will not be "bridesmaids"?