Honoring grandparents at your wedding is a beautiful way to recognize their importance in your life and make them feel cherished on your special day. Here are some special ways to do just that:
Reserved SeatingDesignate a special section or rows of seats near the front for your grandparents. Place reserved signs with their names to ensure they have prime seats to witness the ceremony.
Family Heirlooms: Incorporate family heirlooms, such as jewelry, handkerchiefs, or a piece of clothing, into your wedding attire or bouquet. This can be a touching tribute to your family's history and heritage.
Memory Table: Set up a memory table at the entrance or reception area with photos and mementos of your grandparents who are no longer with you. This allows their memory to be present on your special day.
Special Dances: Dedicate a special dance to your grandparents during the reception. You can have a father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, and a grandparent-grandchild dance to honor them.
Personalized Gifts: Give your grandparents personalized gifts, such as custom photo frames, engraved jewelry, or a heartfelt letter, expressing your gratitude and love.
Include Them in the Ceremony: This is my faveorite! Involve your grandparents in the ceremony itself. They could do a reading, light a unity candle, or share a special blessing or prayer. Need a ring bearer, or flower girl? Grandparents are just the cutest doing these roles!
Escort Down the Aisle: If your grandparents are physically able, consider having them escort you down the aisle or be part of your processional. It's a touching way to involve them in the ceremony.
Acknowledgment in the Program: Include a special section in your wedding program that acknowledges and thanks your grandparents for their presence and love. (Have you seen our customized programs? We can add grandparents characters as well!
Bouquet Dedication: After the ceremony, present your bouquet to your grandmother as a symbol of passing on love and tradition.
Table Settings: Consider naming your reception tables after your grandparents or incorporating their names into the table settings or centerpieces.
Remember that the specific gestures you choose to honor your grandparents should reflect your relationship with them and their preferences. It's about celebrating their presence and love on your wedding day in a way that feels meaningful to all of you.