5 Ways to Honor Your Families at Your Wedding
5. Raise a glass.
Saluting your parents and your entire family with a toast at the reception or
the rehearsal dinner is a great way to show your appreciation. Many couples also choose to present their parents with gifts either at one of the two events or in private before or after the wedding. If you choose to honor your parents with gifts, choose something that expresses your love and gratitude for all they have done and suits their tastes and personalities.
So to recap:
Here are the 5 Ways To Honor Your Familes at Your Wedding
Your wedding day marks the union, not just of you and your fiancé, but also of your two families. Finding ways to honor the recent and distant past on your big day is a special, sentimental touch that shows how much the two of you look forward to becoming a part of one another’s lives. With the right personalized wedding decorations and other thoughtful details, you can give a nod to the past as you celebrate the start of your shared future.
1. Flame and sand.
Lighting a unity candle during your wedding ceremony is a beautiful way to symbolize the union of your families. When you choose a candle set to suit your theme, you can even include your mothers by having them light the taper candles that the two of you will use to light the central pillar. If you’re concerned about windy conditions making candle lighting difficult during an outdoor ceremony,unity sand vases are a great alternative. At the right time in the ceremony, each of you takes a vase and empties it into another vase, mixing the two colors to symbolize the joining of your families.
2. Something borrowed
You’ve surely heard of the tradition of the bride carrying something borrowed along with something old, new and blue on her wedding day. When you’re racking your brain to determine what items to include, why not ask your mother and your mother-in-law-to-be for trinkets that you can include? These can count for your old and borrowed somethings and make for a wonderful way to honor both ladies on your big day.
3. Repeat history.
If you and your fiancé’s parents are still married, including special things from their weddings can be a lovely gesture. Talk to your parents about their weddings and think about special songs or readings that you might use in your own. You may also use similar flowers in your bouquets or choose the same color scheme for your personalized guest napkins and other decorations.
No. 4 Sweet remembrances
Taking a moment to remember a deceased parent or grandparent during your wedding ceremony is a wonderful way to have him or her present at your big day. You and your groom can pause at the beginning of the ceremony to light a candle or placing an embroidered handkerchief (with their monogrammed initials) on a seat. Other options to remember departed love ones include displaying their pictures wedding photo frames at the reception or carrying the personalized hanky around your bridal bouquet.
5. Raise a glass.
Saluting your parents and your entire family with a toast at the reception or the rehearsal dinner is a great way to show your appreciation. Many couples also choose to present their parents with gifts either at one of the two events or in private before or after the wedding. If you choose to honor your parents with gifts, choose something that expresses your love and gratitude for all they have done and suits their tastes and personalities.
There are many ways that you can honor your parents, grandparents and extended families on your wedding day. Whatever you choose to do, you can be sure that both your family and his will be touched by the gesture.