I am eloping in St. Thomas and having an intimate ceremony with just us two. Because we really still want to celebrate our marriage with family and our closest friends, we decided to just have a sort of cocktail party reception back home. I know one of the main jobs of a Bridesmaid/MOH is to be there for you at your ceremony and support you however just because I am not inviting anyone to the wedding ceremony, doesn't mean I want to miss out on recognizing the people who have played such an important role in my life. I want to give them special duties/recognize them at the cocktail party but I am not really sure how to do it. I might want them all to wear the same color dress (like black) but they do not have to have matching dresses or anything like that. My fiance and I are far from traditional so and we do not want, nor expect anyone to spend much money. Does anyone have any ideas how I could involve them in the cocktail party that would let me recognize how important these girls are to me. (I have already decided I would still give them little gifts as my "sort of bridesmaids".) Any help you guys could give would be great!