5 Ways To Honor Your Families at Your Wedding (Part 4)

5 Ways to Honor Your Families at Your Wedding

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.

Tomorrow … No. 5

5 Ways to Honor Your Families at Your Wedding (Part 3)

Five Ways to Honor Your Families at Your Wedding

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.

Tomorrow … No. 4

5 Ways to Honor Your Families at Your Wedding (Part 2)

Five Ways to Honor Your Families at Your Wedding

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.

Tomorrow …No. 3

5 Ways to Honor Your Families at Your Wedding (Part 1)

Five Ways to Honor Your Families 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.

Tomorrow…. No. 2

Welcome to Li’l Inspirations Blog

Welcome to Li’l Inspirations Blog

The Original Personalized Weddding Handkerchief Company – since 1992

A custom embroidery company specializing in creating personalized beautiful, heirloom-quality keepsakes for many occasions, including: weddings, anniversaries, birth of a baby, baptism and christening gifts and more. Since 1992 I, Sandra, has specialized in personalized wedding handkerchiefs and baby blankets.

When my husband and I decided to have children,I knew I couldn’t go back to my corporate nine-to-five job.   There was always a creative side to me, and after having my first child, I would look for that truly unique and elegant baby keepsake gift but couldn’t seem to find a quality product that I could appreciate and softness my son would love to cuddle and snuggle. Therefore, I started creating the Li’l Inspirations baby line and shortly thereafter, expanded into the wedding industry. (One day – about 20 years ago (give or take a year or two) – when I was reflecting back on my own wedding day, I had my ‘ah ha’ moment, and that’s when I really started to focus on the bridal industry.)

The name of the company is inspired by my children.  My baby line inspiration comes from them as they were “li’l” at the time, so hence the company name….Li’l Inspirations. My children are a bit older now, and my main focus is wedding and bridal, but they think it’s pretty cool that my company’s name was inspired by them.

So, welcome to my on-line boutique. Free feel to click around and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to send me an e-mail or give me a call. ~Sandra, owner and President of Li’l Inspirations, LLC