Starting Your Own Family Traditions
Using a family tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation can make your wedding more meaningful. Looking to start a family tradition for your wedding that can be passed down to your children and their children?
Here are a few ideas:
- Save some lace so your daughter can have it sewn into her wedding veil or wedding gown years from now.
- Save some lace from your wedding gown to be sewn into a christening gown for future generations.
- Save the unity candles from your wedding ceremony and relight them during a special occasion (such as an anniversary or birth of a child).
- Have your names and wedding date engraved on your cake knife and when your children get married, pass it on to them. They can add their initials and wedding date. This can be passed from generation to generation and makes a wonderful memento.
- Take pictures of the children in your wedding. When they get married, you can present them with a picture from when they were in your wedding years ago.
- Have your guests sign fabric squares or even a tablecloth with indelible ink. You can then have the squares sewn into a keepsake quilt or you can use the tablecloth on each anniversary.
- Ask family members of both families to submit their favorite photos of the bride and the groom as they were growing up that can be made into a keepsake scrapbook and presented to them at the reception.