Planning a wedding can be stressful for many reasons, but one of the biggest might be that you want to include all the important people in your life in the ceremony.
While we can’t necessarily tell you how to include your best friend’s half-sister’s boyfriend, we can recommend a few ways that engaged couples can honor both sets of parents in the lead-up to their wedding.
Improve Your Invitations
Traditionally, wedding invitations only included the names of the bride’s parents. This originates from a time when it was the bride’s family who planned and paid for most of the wedding.
Today, however, more engaged couples are including the names of both sets of parents and step-parents in their wedding invitations.
Ensuring your guests know the names of the people who raised you will definitely make your parents feel more included in the ceremony. It also lets your guests know that your big day is only happening because of your parents.
Include Their Ideas
Parents can be, well, opinionated when it comes to big events in their child’s life.
Whether it’s about your wedding dress or the types of food that you want to serve, both sets of parents can have ideas that conflict with your desires. That doesn’t mean you should shut them out of the process, though.
Remember, your parents likely understand all of the trials and surprise problems that can pop up at the last minute based on previous experience, so it might be beneficial to heed their advice at times.
Speech! Speech! Speech!
Speeches are one of the most important moments of the wedding because it gives your friends and family a chance to speak from the heart about you and your fiancé.
If you’re looking for ways to honor both sets of parents and show them how much they matter to you, give them all the time they need during the speeches to tell you, your new spouse, and the entire crowd how they are feeling and what it was like to watch you walk down the aisle.
Planning a wedding means taking the advice of friends and family, so why not take a bit of advice from professionals with a history of wedding planning? Give our event experts a call today at 228-867-6322 or visit us online to find out how to give your wedding that Southern charm you won’t find anywhere else.