By Hope Ankney
In celebrity wedding news, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are getting ready to say “I do” for the second time! According to People.com, the celebrity couple held a rehearsal dinner for close family members on Saturday in South Carolina. Coming up on a year since the two secretly tied the knot in New York City at the courthouse, both Bieber and Baldwin wanted to host a bigger ceremony with their friends and family.
Justin and Hailey prepare for their second celebrity wedding with food and family. What are some ways to incorporate family in your wedding celebration?
Planning a wedding is one of the most stressful events to pull off. By the time the day comes, it goes by in such a whirlwind that it’s hard to keep up with everyone and everything. But, sometimes family can help in easing the chaos you might feel as everything comes together for the big day. By incorporating your family into your wedding celebration, it can feel more personal and even reduce stress or wedding jitters. Cupid has some relationship tips for both you and your partner for incorporating your family before you walk down the aisle:
1. Unique walks down the aisle: The famous Office scene where the entire cast dances down the aisle in Jim and Pam’s wedding is one that has been cemented in iconic television history. Everyone has seen that clip or even other ceremonies that implemented this idea. It’s a fun and easy way to incorporate your family and friends into a part of your wedding that’ll be incredibly memorable. You can have one song that is playing as everyone jigs down the aisle or you can try different songs for different groups. You can give the bridesmaids and grooms a song, the parents a song, and the flower girls and ring bearer a song. It’ll liven up the ceremony and make everyone feel included.
2. Musical loved one: Instead of hiring a DJ, if you or your partner have a talented family member, allow them to either open or close the wedding by singing or playing a beautiful song. It’s even better if the loved one has created their own, personalized song for the occasion. It proves to be very intimate, and it can give the family member such honor to perform at your ceremony.
3. Honoring the deceased: It’s always a very personal and touching part of a wedding if the bride and groom take time to honor family members and loved ones that are no longer with them. There are many ways to do this. You can ask for a moment of silence for the departed. You can have family members come light a candle out of remembrance. Or, my personal favorite, is for a tree to be planted in honor of those that have been lost. Make it an uplifting part of your ceremony where it seems like they’re celebrating alongside you.
How have you incorporated your family into your Wedding? Comment down below!