Your wedding day is the most important day of your life. It is a day which honours your relationship with your partner and marks it for eternity. It also paves the way of forming a new association with a new family. As a wedding gives a new branch to the family tree, it becomes highly significant for you and your partner to make sure that either family does not feel left out.
Before you start incorporating family, keep a tab on the number of family members you invite. If there are many individuals, stick to the bare minimum of inviting the closest ones. It will make your wedding day meaningful and special, not just for you but also for them! You can also try and utilise special family moments to make the day memorable. A country wedding could have endless ways of celebrating the most auspicious day ever. Here are a few unique ways you can celebrate the special day with your loved ones:
- Something borrowed made special – A wedding should have that ‘something borrowed’ highlighted to honour the family. Ensure that it is something memorable like a wedding band passed on to you by your grandmother or a family heirloom. If your family have a unique item that could be passed from one generation to another, you can honour your special day by starting this tradition!
- Family delicacy as a part of the wedding menu – Every family has a scrumptious delicacy that they are proud of. You can join one or two of the best family delicacies in your wedding that would make them smile and feel comforted about being remembered on your wedding day. It could be the main course or a dessert that may be passed on by an aunt, or your grandma.
- Flowers with Family significance – Flowers are traditional symbols of marking relationships and traditions bound to last forever. Incorporate the choice of flowers that has been consistent in your family, or has been a favourite for a loved one. It would make them feel as if you are bringing a piece of their big day on yours!
- Asks a family member to ordain – Asking a loved one to ordain the wedding is just the cherry on a cake! It could be a brother, uncle, grandfather or whoever you like. It makes them feel special and carries out the message that their presence is felt.
- Make your parents walk you down the aisle – Honour the two people who gave birth to you and ask both of them to give you away on your wedding day. Asking your parents to walk you down the aisle makes that very moment special. It ensures that they stay happy, as they pass down their blessings for your happy future.
- Incorporate family traditions – Every family has certain traditions. Whether you or your partner belong to the same group or follow different traditions, make sure a place for both the families to join their wedding traditions on your big day.
There are many ways of honouring families but what matters is how families stick together for your big day and always stay there to support you and your partner for your unique adventure, from now on!