Welcoming The Groom Into The Family : 7 Best Tips – I’m sure that when you got engaged, it was a dream come true. You knew from the first moment that he was meant for you.
But as any bride knows, planning a wedding is not always easy. In fact, it can be downright overwhelming at times!
So today I want to help ease some of your wedding stress by offering some tips on how to welcome your betrothed’s family into yours as part of the pre-wedding preparations.
Open up and share your family traditions.
The best way to welcome a groom into the family is by opening up and sharing your family traditions. You can do this by inviting him and his family to participate in any of yours, or by creating new ones together.
It may be tempting for some brides to keep their families’ customs private and exclusive, but I highly recommend instead that you take pride in them and share them with both your soon-to-be husband’s family and with him.
It’s okay if he doesn’t follow along perfectly; as long as he appreciates you for trying, it will have been worth it!
Prepare Welcome Baskets.
Welcome baskets are a great way to show your new family that you care. You can make them yourself or buy them from a store, but whatever you do, make sure to include food and drinks as well as other items.
Food is an obvious choice when choosing what to put into welcome baskets.
You should always include snacks, like cookies or candy bars, not just because they’re fun but also because they’re practical considering how much time their children will spend in their rooms watching TV shows without eating anything for hours on end!
If you want to go all out with this gift idea then consider buying some dried fruit so that when the kids get hungry again later in the day (which they will) we won’t have any problems finding something healthy yet delicious-tasting available inside our homes!
Get to know his parents too.
- Ask about their family history.
What did your future spouse’s parents do for a living? What did their parents do for a living?
What were some of the major events in their lives that shaped them? How would they describe themselves as children, teenagers, or young adults?
Are there any stories from when you were growing up that stand out to you (or anyone else in the family) that could be shared with me so I can get to know who they really are?
- Ask about their interests and hobbies.
Do they have any outside interests or hobbies besides work and being a parent/spouse/child/grandparent?
If so, what are these other interests and hobbies? What’s one way I could help support those activities without stepping on toes or crossing boundaries (for example: if one person loves taking photographs outdoors but another person doesn’t enjoy it at all)?
Do some research on the wedding traditions in his culture and incorporate them into your wedding checklist.
If the groom’s family is from a different culture, it might be helpful to do some research on the wedding traditions in his culture and incorporate them into your wedding checklist. If you are not sure, ask the groom’s parents or ask him directly.
In the months leading up to your wedding, reach out often to his parents and siblings.
In the months leading up to the big day, reach out often to his parents and siblings to make sure they’re taken care of and feel welcome.
Give them a call or send them a gift. Ask if they have any questions or concerns about the ceremony or reception. Offer to help with logistics they might be concerned about, like transportation or lodging arrangements (if they’re traveling from out of town).
If you have time before the big day, invite them all to a rehearsal dinner where you can meet each other in person and get a feel for how well you all mesh together.
If money is tight, consider hosting this event at home rather than having it at an expensive restaurant—it’s still important that guests feel welcome!
Make sure everyone is comfortable during the ceremony itself.
Make sure there are plenty of seats available for guests who may need extra space due to mobility issues; also make sure there are restrooms nearby for those who may need them during speeches or other activities that require standing up for extended periods of time (especially if someone has diabetes).
Don’t forget about food! A good rule of thumb is one plate per two people at tableside service so no one feels like they’re missing out on appetizers while others get seconds (and thirds).
And finally: don’t forget drinks! Make sure there’s plenty left after dinner so guests don’t go thirsty while mingling around afterwards because even though alcohol isn’t necessary in order for people to feel comfortable around each other after eating delicious food… sometimes it helps 🙂
On the big day, make sure that both sides of the aisle are introduced to each other during the reception.
There are a few things that should be done to ensure everyone is on the same page.
- Introduce your parents to the groom’s parents.
- Introduce the groom to his new in-laws.
- Introduce your friends and family to both sides of the aisle.
Show your betrothed how much you love him by welcoming his family into yours during this special time!
One of the most important things you can do during this special time is to welcome your betrothed’s family into yours.
During the engagement, it’s easy to get caught up in planning and creating a memorable event for both sides of the family.
But it’s important for everyone involved to remember that this is about more than just getting hitched; it’s about creating a new family!
So don’t forget: show your betrothed how much you love him by welcoming his family into yours during this special time!
- Invite them into your home.
This may seem obvious, but if possible, invite them over for dinner or drinks before or after the ceremony or reception.
You’ll not only give them an opportunity to spend time with their future son/daughter-in-law one-on-one (which is always nice), but also allow them an opportunity to see what kind of home environment they’ll be moving into when they move in together once married.
We love our families and want them to feel welcome at our weddings.
You don’t need to go overboard with your efforts, but thinking about how his family will feel during the big day is a great way to show that you care about who he is and where he came from.
The best way to do this is by being open-minded when it comes time for introductions and making sure that both sides of the aisle are introduced on the big day!