Unless you plan on having a record-breaking number of bridesmaids, chances are you won't be able to include all your family and friends in your bridal party. But that's only one way you can get the gang in on the celebration. Including your loved ones in different aspects of the big day can be mutually beneficial: they will take pride in contributing to your wedding, and you can cut costs and stress with their help crossing off your to-dos. Just be sure you're taking their talents and interests into consideration and not just treating them as hired help. And maybe plan a fun postwedding get-together as a thank-you for the volunteers who made your wedding day possible. Here are some suggestions for ways to include your friends and family in your wedding.
— Additional reporting by Macy Williams