So it seems that there is a wedding coming up in your family. It might be a brother, or sister, or cousin, or even an aunt or an uncle. But because it’s your family, you have to treat it a little bit more judiciously than if it were just a friend.
So, a few things to focus on when it gets closer to the big date include preparations such as
paying attention to the wedding registry, creating the perfect personalized gift, watching your diet if you plan on looking your best, and preparing for any travel that needs to happen to the wedding location or the reception.
Pay Attention To the Wedding Registry
To avoid lots of purchasing confusion in the modern world, most people getting married will set up a gift registry. Wedding registries ensure that there aren’t duplicates of gifts and that there is a list somewhere of all of the things that the bride and groom believe that they need. It’s a great organizational tool, and creates a sense of consistency as well as preventing a lot of extra work if there are returns and exchanges necessary from wedding gifts otherwise.
Create the Perfect Gift
Outside of the wedding registry gifts, because it’s a family member involved in this particular nuptial ceremony, you may want to create the perfect customized gift that shows a reference to your relationship with this family member. Common ways to do this are with a gift that either is a photo of the two of you together, or perhaps some way of recognizing a personal or private story that you are a part of. You can also look at some beautiful ornamental gifts, like a Welsh love spoon, that they could use to decorate their new home.
Watching Your Diet
People want to look their best at weddings. It’s a big collection of folks are dressed in their best clothes and should be on their best behavior, and there are potentially hundreds of people around who are all looking to see in the scene. So, some months in advance, consider going on a diet that will allow you to feel your best. Crash diets don’t work! Find something legitimate and stick to it so that you can reach her goal.
Prepping For Travel
If the wedding is out of town, or the receptionist far away, be sure that you prepare for travel. You may need airline tickets, train tickets, or just to make sure that your vehicle is all tuned up. You don’t want to end up missing a wedding or reception because you don’t have reliable transportation, or maybe you didn’t get good enough directions to the location, or in some other way you are unprepared for the journeying aspect. We’ve all heard horror stories about traffic making bridal party members late – don’t let this happen to you!