Your wedding is a special time...
As bride and groom, when you marry, the focus is all on you. Yet your PARENTS have contributed to your life and most likely to your wedding. Instead of buying gifts for your parents, consider creating lasting memories by writing a treasured letter that will touch their hearts. In your loving letter, you can describe your fondest childhood memories as well as the values, life lessons, and ideals you'll bring to your marriage. Letter writing is fast becoming a lost art. That's a shame, because a thoughtfully written letter means so much to the loved one who receives it. With a bit of reflection and planning, you can bring your parents joy and validation for their parenting efforts. They will be deeply moved by your gesture and will always cherish this loving memento that lasts longer than spoken words alone. This booklet has been created to help you compose a heartfelt letter to your parents. It's also a helpful tool for a wedding speech to bride's parents or a wedding speech to groom's parents.
in this booklet include 72 positive descriptors that have been carefully selected as the most powerful and appropriate words, tips to help you come up with special memories, and a section for special circumstances such as if your parents adopted you. Just follow these five steps—Plan It!, Write It!, Package It!, Present It!, and Enhance It!—to enjoy the process and share the love.
Describe the important life lessons your parents taught you. Examples could include boundaries, friendship, integrity, generosity, moral standards, or appropriate behaviors. How will the future for you and your spouse (whom you'll want to mention by name here) be better because of what you have learned? This can be the strongest part of your letter.
For single parents: If you've always had just one parent, you might write about how your birth parent did such a good job that you never desired a second parent. You could also mention how this created a special relationship between the two of you.