Beyond the speeches and the gifts - what else can you do to say thank you?
Write them letters
A note is a long-lasting token and a wonderful ‘little something’ to give your parents, siblings and so on on your wedding morning. Letting them know how important they are to you is an emotional responsibility - so if you might not have the words to vocally express yourself, putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) is a great alternative.
Ask them to play a role in your ceremony
They could welcome guests, give a reading, walk you down the aisle (because you can have more than one person do this), give a musical performance… The list is endless. Explain you’d like to include them in some way and ask if they have any ideas.
Give a nod to their weddings within your celebration
Honour your parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents and so on by displaying photographs from their wedding days - a wonderful way to honour their celebration, whilst adding your own to family history.
Dance with them!
So, traditionally speaking: there’s the first dance, and the father-daughter dance. But how about a dance that includes other members of your family? From a choreographed number with your cousins to a relaxed twirl around the floor with your grandparents - keep dancing all night long!
Invite them to a special post-wedding family catch-up
Keep the celebrations going by hosting a family get-together after the wedding. Whether it’s the next day, the next week, the next month… Whenever you book it in for, emphasise you want to enjoy some quality family time with a group of your favourite people. Lovely!