“Once in a lifetime you meet someone who changes EVERYTHING”
My mom loves to throw parties, so she was thrilled when she could get our close family together to celebrate our engagement. She did a beautiful job. The get-together was held at one of our favorite Italian restaurants in a private room that she had decorated. She had party favors on the table, pretty place cards, the sweetest invitation, a gold A & C that she had my dad spray paint gold and glue flowers onto…everything was sparkly and gold. It was perfect. We had all of our favorite foods and all of our immediate family there to celebrate with us.
My mom had everyone fill out wedding/planning advice – funny or serious and we got some pretty hilarious ones as well as some really good advice. She even had some distant family and friends who couldn’t make it fill some out and send them to her. My parents gifted us with custom champagne glasses that we could use at our wedding, and we got some really cute and thoughtful gifts from the rest of our family. Our parents made speeches, which made me tear up of course, and everyone had such a nice time – we loved having both sides of the family together. We felt so special and grateful to have everyone there to celebrate with us.