We are getting married in April 2016 and are having trouble finalizing our wedding party. Our first issue is that I have a MOH but my fiance does not have a best man. He does have groomsmen (our sides are even) but does not want to ask either of them to be BM b/c he doesn't feel that close to them. We don't mind this- I don't have a problem with it and anyone can sign the marriage license, so I don't see the point in making a big deal out of it. But it has become a large topic of discussion for my mom and I- leading to her conclusion that because of this, we are not having a "traditional" wedding.
Our other issue is with the kiddos. We have a ring bearer and want my niece to be flower girl, but she will only be 1 year old. My fiance's idea was to have another family friend, around 12 years old (a junior bridesmaid), walk with the kiddos and carry my niece, if necessary. Once again, our family does not like this idea. I'm not sure what to tell them... help!
Thoughts? Is this all too weird?