On your wedding day, you will be surrounded by those nearest and dearest to you: relatives, close friends, and special groups of people. There are several ways you can include those who matter most as a part of your wedding day, aside from being a bridesmaid or groomsmen.
Our Catholic couples know this one well! You can ask a special person or two to give a reading during your wedding ceremony. It could be a favorite piece of scripture, a poem, or an inspirational thought or blessing
Couples who are blending families together usually enjoy having this special element in their ceremony. You can ask anyone important to your family tree to contribute to pouring sand into the container.
Another perfect place to give to someone to honor their presence at your day is by having them say the prayer or blessing over the meal at your reception.
During the reception, you can schedule as many special dances as you want. You can have a dance with parents, grandparents, extended family, bridal party, a group dance with just your college roommates. Sky's the limit!
Honoring Loved Ones who have Passed On
For loved ones that passed on before the wedding day, there are several ways you can honor their memory.
Many couples set up a special table with photos and mementos of their loved ones, and some brides will also put a special locket or pin on their bouquet to carry their loved ones memory with them down the aisle.
Do you have any other special ways you are including family and friends in your wedding?
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