Planning a Wedding: Bring on the Happy Tears
Your wedding day will undoubtedly be one of the happiest days of your life, but that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t involve tears. Don’t shy away from the dedications to lost loved ones or from the sappy speeches, because these are the special moments that will make the day stand out in the minds of others.
Honor Your Mother So, you won’t be wearing her dress because you have your heart set on the beautiful gown in the boutique. That doesn’t mean that you can recycle a piece of her dress to ensure that a piece of it is with you on your big day. Use some of the beading to create a hairpiece, have a section of the lace turned into a garter belt, or wear only the veil.
The Pre-Wedding Photos Before the wedding, schedule a photo shoot for your fiancé and yourself. Bring along your old photos, and incorporate these into your photoshoot, so you can place the pictures on the reception tables. For instance, you could each hold up a picture of your parents or grandparents on their wedding days, or pictures of the days of your births. It is a great way to add a touch of sentimentality to the day.
Capture the Moment Ensure that you are capturing those big moments in photographs. Most brides get a picture of the father-daughter dance, and a picture of mom helping with the preparations. But, don’t forget that moment when you are first revealed to mom and dad, grandma and grandpa.
Something Borrowed, Something Blue This wedding tradition is one of the best ways to include others in your big day. Recognize the new relationships being formed by asking your husband to wear a blue tie that belongs to your father, and in return, borrow a necklace or earrings from your future mother-in-law for the ceremony.