Just over a year and a half ago, my wife and I were wed in a small church ceremony in her parent’s home town. It was a beautiful August day, and it was everything we could have hoped for. We had all of our close family and friends in attendance, and everything went smoothly… even though my wife and I live over 450 miles away from where her parents live.
My wife’s family was amazing in helping make our wedding beautiful, and it would not have been possible without their generosity and assistance. They helped with organizing and planning the day, providing wonderful music, and creating programs, menus, and decorations.
Organizing and Planning
Because my wife and I live almost 500 miles from where our wedding took place, we needed a lot of logistical help. My wife’s parents took a lot of time out of their schedule to scout out several locations for the wedding reception and the rehearsal dinner. My wife and I drove out there a few months before the wedding to make the final decisions. But without their assistance, we would have been lost.
My wife’s parents also helped us narrow down several choices for flowers, the cake, the jazz trio for the reception, and an organist for the wedding ceremony.
Wedding programs, menus, and more
My wife’s sister is a graphic designer. She volunteered her services to design the wedding programs, and she designed and made menus and place cards for the reception dinner. She also helped us select our wedding invitations. We ordered the invitations through the company she works for, and even though she didn’t design them, she was able to get us a nice discount! 😉
My wife’s family is very musical and several family members performed before and during our wedding ceremony. Before the service, my wife’s cousins played the flute, and her brother played the piano. During the wedding ceremony my wife’s sister and sister-in-law sang a beautiful song while accompanied by my wife’s brother. The gift of music they gave us added a personal touch that we will always remember.
We are very thankful for their help
My wife and I sincerely appreciate her family being so involved in our wedding. In my opinion, it was the best gift they could have given. The best part is, they wanted to be a part of our special day as much as we wanted them to be a part of it. I think that is what makes weddings so beautiful – they bring families together in many different ways.
If there is any wedding advice I can give, it is this: Involve your family in your wedding plans. They have a wealth of love, talent, and advice to help make your day brighter and more beautiful.
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