Hopefully, you know that there will be a lot of things to take care of, including your parents. Yes, you read that right. You’ll have to make your parents happy on your wedding day. And if you don’t know how to make them happy, read this post.
In this post, we’re discussing how you can make your parents happy on your wedding day.
So, let’s get started…
11 Ways To Make Your Parents Feel Special
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1. Let them be part of your wedding ceremony.
Of course, this is your wedding, and you want everything your own way. However, don’t forget that your parents are an integral part of your life. Let them also have a say in your wedding, at least when they’re contributing to your wedding. They’ll love it when you’ll take their advice on certain issues or ask for help at your wedding. Parents love these small gestures.
2. Buy them a present.
A modest gesture of your love and appreciation can go a long way. You don’t have to go extravagant for the same. You can give anything from a framed portrait to a handwritten message to your parents to make them feel special.
3. Do the first look.
Yes, we know what you’re thinking; a “first look” is typically a photoshoot with your spouse-to-be. However, there is no rule that you can’t have your first look with your parents. So, don’t think too much; let your wedding photographer capture the moment when your parents see you in your wedding gown for the first time. Trust that this is going to be the most nostalgic moment of your wedding that you will cherish all your life.
4. Schedule a photo shoot with parents.
Wedding day is going to be a fully packed day for you. There will be numerous rituals to take care of. Amidst all, there will be your photo session. You’ll want hundreds of images taken, from you getting ready and walking down the aisle to your first kiss as a married couple on your wedding day. And in all those hubbubs, you might forget to pose with your parents, which you may regret later for sure. So, to avoid any such mistake, it’s better to block out some time to take photos with them. You can also have your other family members, like your siblings and grandparents, to have the best shots of your life.
5. Let your parents accompany you to the aisle.
You may find it a piece of regular advice, but it’s crucial. Consider having your mother and/or father accompanying you to the aisle. Depending on your tradition, you may have one or both parents escort you down the aisle. And yeah, don’t miss to give them a hug and a kiss before you take your place. It’s something that they will cherish for the rest of their lives.
6. Dress in family heirlooms.
Many brides prefer to wear their mother’s wedding gown, and similarly, grooms also do the same. You can also consider wearing your mother’s wedding gown (if you really love it). But, it’s not always necessary.
You can discreetly gesture to the past by wearing modest pieces like your mother’s veil. And grooms can consider wearing their father’s tie or cufflinks.
7. Let them know you know.
Don’t forget to give credit for the things that you believe they deserve credit for. Of course, there are a lot of things that your parents would have done for you, from raising you to playing a significant role in shaping who you are today, not to mention, they assisted you in planning your dream wedding and funding for it. They deserved to be credited for the things that they have done. Give them credit by including a remark in the ceremony program about them and thanking them in your wedding toast.
8. Join in the fun.
Whether your parents love dancing or not, the father-daughter dance and the mother-son dance are still significant. You don’t have to do any spectacular moves; just keep things simple, pleasant, and fuss-free. Pick up songs that are special to you and reflect your connection with your parents. You can choose any song; the idea is to have a good time with your parents on your special day.
Pro tip: Make a playlist of cheerful songs that you and your parents have enjoyed listening to together.
9. Add a little taste of home to your wedding menu.
Another wonderful way to make your parents happy on your wedding days is to add a little taste of home to your wedding menu.
You can do it by adding your family’s signature dish to your wedding menu. Your mother’s Shepherd’s pie or father’s legendary Eton mess or apple pie, just ask your caterer to add your family’s hallmark dishes to your wedding menu. Having one of their dishes at the wedding will make your wedding menu unique and let them feel special.
10. Dedicate a song to your parents.
Why not including your parent’s first dance song in your wedding playlist? Just think about it! It will undoubtedly entice them to leave their seats and take to the dance floor.
11. Spend some time in private with your parents.
Finally, when everything is said and done, make sure to spend some time in private with your parents before making your grand exit with your partner. Thank them for everything they have done for you over the years and for being there with you on your special day. Your parents will be happy to have those special moments with you—and you’re going to cherish these moments for sure!
Wrapping it up…
So these are the best 11 ways to make your parents happy on your wedding day. Utilize these simple ways throughout your day to show your parents that you care for them and love them.
Happy Wedding… ☺ ☺