GrooParents Derks Blog Postms, this one is for you! We want to reiterate how important it is for you to include your parents in your big day – heck, they brought you here, you should let them be a part of something so huge!

Most wedding-parent talk is centered around the bride and her family. Don’t let that deter you from including yours. Grooms usually do a dance with their mothers during the reception – we highly recommend you don’t forget to do that! It is a moment that means a lot to mothers on their son’s wedding day, and it will be hard to keep a dry eye in the house.

Some grooms include their dad in choreographed dances that they do with their groomsmen. Sometimes dads appear just as a cameo in the dance, and others they are a part of the entire routine. Either way, we love this idea! It is a great way to get dad involved, and it always makes for a great laugh.

During the planning process, we encourage you to encourage your parents to get involved. While we understand the meaning of “too many cooks in the kitchen,” even if they are around for wedding talk is more than enough for them to feel as though they are a part of the process. Just as it is with anyone who is not you or your bride-to-be, you do not necessarily have to take their advice or opinions on what should be done on the wedding day, but try to let them be a part of the process as much as possible.

Your parents are the reason you are here, and the reason that you turned out the way you did to make someone fall in love with you so hard that they want to spend the rest of their life with you. Let your parents know that you appreciate them!