I have 13 nieces and nephews, all of which I'm very close to. My fiance has none. My mother would like us to include all of them in some way. She thinks that would be our way of making our wedding 'unique.' How can I do this without it looking tacky? My fiance doesn't like the idea by my parents are paying for most of the wedding so I feel I should give in.
My oldest nieces are 14 and they will be bridesmaids or junior bridesmaids (undecided yet) and my two youngest nieces and nephew will be flower girls and ring bearer. That I had already planned on. Now my mother wants me to also have miniture brides and grooms and have them read and light candles.
I don't trust them lighting candles and reading. I suggested handing out programs of course, but in my mothers eyes that doesn't "involve" them in the wedding.