Hi knotties! This is my first post about my tiny wedding. I apologize if someone has already posted about this, but I didn't see it anywhere!
I am in the early stages of planning (nothing booked yet) but I intend to have a private ceremony with only our parents, siblings, and siblings' SOs (about 10 people), followed by a larger casual reception with extended family and a few close friends (about 40-50).
Because our ceremony will be so small, we aren't having a bridal party, but I'd like our siblings to feel special, and to get some group photos. My plan would be to get boutonnieres and corsages for all our family, ask our oldest siblings to sign the marriage certificate, give the others the option to do a reading, and request a color palette for outfit choices.
My question is: how do I communicate all of this in a way that makes them feel honored and special rather than demoted? Does anyone have an idea of a cute way to ask them to participate, or another title we could give them that isn't as weighted as "bridesmaid"?