Valley & Co. Planning Tips: Bringing Your Family into Your Big Day
We are Nick & Aleah Valley of Valley & Co. and we are so excited to guest post for our dear friend Erin who is off getting married! Congratulations, Erin!Weddings are a reflection of the couple tying the knot but it's so sweet to nod to your heritage and family. This can be done in so many subtle and sweet ways:
1. If your brother is a talented guitarist, have him strum you down the aisle or play a sentimental set during cocktail hour.
2. Tie in special touches from a grandparent or parent by using a brooch, pocket watch, or handkerchief in your bouquet.
Photo by Nick Abadilla
3. Ask Grandma to bake up her famous cookies for your dessert or late-night snacks! You can print up her recipe and cinch to a brown paper bag as an added treat for your guests.
Image via Apartment Therapy
4. Consider holding your bash at your family home or vacation house. This can just be so much fun, especially if it's a retreat you cherish and has been in your family for some time.
Photo from Amore Studios
5. While some brides and groom have a cousin who is a DJ or photographer or an aunt who is a florist that they want to include, don't put anyone on the spot by asking for a complimentary service. Make sure that your family and friend can enjoy your wedding day and won't be put out by providing a service. Typically if they're comfortable with lending their talents, they'll ask you what they can do.
Happy Planning and a big thank you to Erin for having us guest blog while she's tying the knot! Here's to a lifetime of happiness!