Even though I'm a decrepit old bee, every once in a while a kind reader indulges me by pm-ing me a question. Recently, someone asked me how I went about "honoring relatives" at our wedding. Relatedly, a current post on the Judaism board asks for ways to involve more people in the ceremony. I'm sure many brides and grooms have this question, so I thought it'd be fun to invite the whole Weddingbee community, even those who aren't Jewish, to share their suggestions.
I'll kick it off by sharing what we did to involve our friends and family in our crazy Chewish wedding:
My lovely "friends of honor" helped me into my wedding get-up. But if you have a small bridal party or no bridal party at all, you could invite friends to the bridal suite to help you get dressed. The very creative Mrs. Lovebug (my bee crush) even made adorable "backstage bridal passes" for the friends who were invited to be "bridal chamber maids."
For the sake of time, we kept our tea ceremony to our immediate family, but you could do much more elaborate, lengthy ceremony in which elders of all types (incl. distant relatives, employers, friends of family, etc.) are involved.