Family Vacations

My husband and I just got back from visiting my family in Pennsylvania. I love to visit and we had a fabulous time. We spent some time on Lake Erie, took a boat ride to one of the islands and spent a lot of time relaxing and cooking out with everyone. It is always tough to leave but once I’m back in Colorado, I remember why I live here.

This week and weekend are packed with client meetings, venue tours and a variety of fun events with our friends. I can’t wait to see the new Spiderman movie at the IMAX tomorrow night. Tonight we are going to see our favorite band, FACE. Have you heard of these guys? They are phenomenal. I even hired them for my wedding last year.

Tip of the Day: To get your family more involved in the wedding planning process, start early if possible. Get your two families together to talk about the budget, style and size of the wedding. Obviously, this is easier to do if they are geographically near each other. If both of you have siblings, consider asking them to be a part of your bridal party. The same for nieces and nephews for ring bearer and flower girls. Consider asking parents or siblings to participate in the ceremony with readings. Does a family member have a singing talent? He or she could sing a song during the ceremony or at the reception. If someone has a large house, they might want to host some of the activities such as an engagement party, bridal shower or even a rehearsal dinner or welcome reception. A special aunt may be honored to hand out programs at the ceremony. There are many wedding day opportunities to include special family members and friends.