3 Ways to Honor Your Loved Ones On Your Wedding
Many of us couldn’t have pulled off our wedding day without the help of our loved ones. Whether it’s offering a second opinion on linen colors, referring over an amazing baker for your cake, or even gifting you some funds to help make the day even more special-wedding planning is most certainly not a single-person event. For those looking for a special way to say Thank You or to honor their parents or other loved ones who helped with their day, here are three great ways.
1. Involve Them in the Day
I think the easiest way to say thank you to those who significantly helped you with your wedding is to make them feel special by involving them in your day. Tell your Mom that you are really looking forward to her helping you get ready. Have a First Look with your Dad. Ask them both to give a toast at the reception. Moments like these will make them feel appreciated in their efforts to ensure you have a lovely wedding day.
2. Honor Those Passed
For those loved ones who are no longer with us, there are some sweet ways to honor their memory. Create a memory table with framed photos of your late loved ones. Reserve them a chair at your ceremony in their honor. Add a special heirloom of theirs to your bridal bouquet. Have your signature cocktail be one that they loved. Here are some more great ideas for honor deceased loved ones.
3. Celebrate Their Long-Lasting Marriages
I absolutely love this new wedding tradition of doing an anniversary dance. This is where all couples are asked to join their partner out on the dance floor. The MC slowly starts eliminating couples by asking those who have been together under 5 years to please sit, then 10, then 15, then 20, and so on. The last ones’ standing are those with the longest marriages- something truly worthy of admiring! This is a sweet way to showcase the legacy of love in your family, epically if your grandparents and parents have been together for quite some time.
Bonus- Gift Them an Album
After the wedding day is done, you’ll parents and loved ones will light up with joy at the mention of the happy memories that were created that day. Something that will really bring tears to their eyes is to gift them a duplicate wedding album (often a smaller sized version of the couple album, usually called “Parent Albums”). Imagine their happiness when they unwrap a beautiful custom book full of all these amazing moments they witnessed with you. They’ll love it!
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