Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life. It's the day you finally get to marry the love of your life. This is what you should remember when you reflect back on your big day, but we all know how easily family drama can consume the occasion—especially if you're struggling to find room for every family member to have a role in the wedding. If you're worried about offending those that might not make the cut, don't give up hope just yet. We have a few alternative ways you can incorporate your family members on your wedding day!
Be Creative With Your Ceremony
There are so many roles needed for a wedding ceremony. This gives you several options to include family members, including a few you may not have considered yet. Instead of hiring an officiant, consider letting an already ordained family member officiate or see if anyone would be interested in getting ordained online. You can also ask if anyone would like to give a blessing of their choice, which is a great option for those that have family members with various religious beliefs.
Utilize Everyone's Talents
Consider including relatives that have different talents, such as vocalists or musicians. Ask those that are musically inclined if they would like to perform a piece at the ceremony or reception. You can also ask those that can bake to help provide baked goods for the reception and/or help serve your guests. Don't be afraid to get creative and consider each persons' talents and how they could help!
Forget About Gender Roles
Gender roles are starting to become a thing of the past, and we're here for it! Why not have a mother-daughter dance, or have both your parents walk you down the aisle? Or include bridesmen and groomswomen in your wedding party? We think these are wonderful ideas for a modern wedding, and great ways to include all of your loved ones. Don't be afraid to be different—it's your wedding!
Your wedding day should be one of the happiest days of your life, which is why you shouldn't let family drama get in the way. Avoid all that unnecessary conflict by incorporating everyone on the big day!