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8 Ways to Incorporate Your Parents’ Wedding Into Your Own

While it is technically your day, your wedding is also an important moment for your and your future spouse’s families. If you’re so inclined, it’s often a nice idea to remember the other important weddings in your family’s history on your own special day. While you don’t have to make any grand statements at the actual event, there are a few small ways you can add a sense of nostalgia to your wedding.

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Wear Your Mother’s Veil
Sure, you could go all out and wear your mother or grandmother’s gown on your wedding day, but there’s a likelihood (especially if your parents got married in the 80s) that her gown is just not your style. A veil is less of a commitment and most classic heirloom veils will look beautiful with a variety of more modern gowns.

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Don Some Heirloom Jewelry
A delicate bracelet, necklace, or earrings previously worn by a relative on their wedding day can be a lovely symbol of your family’s history.

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Add Some Heirloom Quality to Your Bouquet
Wrap your bouquet with lace from your mother’s wedding gown or attach a locket or handkerchief to the stems.

Photo by Laura Elaine Photography 

Give Your Ceremony a Personal Touch
There are lots of ways you can incorporate your family’s history into your ceremony. Walk down the aisle to the same song your mother did, incorporate a reading or other musical selection that was performed at your parents’ wedding, or use actual items like wine glasses, unity candles or religious elements from your parents’ wedding during the proceedings.

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Wear Heirloom Rings
Wedding bands are often passed down from generation to generation, and it’s a beautiful way to honor those who came before you.

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Display Family Wedding Photos
You can display family wedding photos near the guest book, on the escort card table, or simply on their own table or mantle at the reception. Your guests may chuckle at your relatives’ fashion decisions, but it’s a nice way to showcase your family history.

Photo by Katie Slater Photography

Pick the Same First Dance Song
Classic first dance songs are making a big comeback! Share a first dance song with one set of parents – if the tune suits your musical tastes as well.

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Share a Cake Topper
Vintage cake toppers are all the rage, so why not use the same one your parents did on their big day? It’s a subtle, but nostalgic touch.

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