Since we are having such a short ceremony, and also have a small bridal party, we are not making ceremony programs. While this may also be part of the recent trends that are going around, I also think that they are a good idea to use because they give your wedding guests a feel for who is important to you and who is taking part in celebrating your special day. I also think it's a great way to honor those that you love, by including a sweet note to them.
So, I am looking for some way to be able to express our thanks to our immediate family - thanks for supporting us and being there for us along the way. I don't want to just do this in the speech we will likely give at dinner, either, because I feel like that is kind of expected, and won't really mean as much as we actually mean it. I'm looking for suggestions on how we can really make it known to our family how much they mean to us and how much we appreciate all that they have done for us.
Are any of you doing something extra to show those you love how much you appreciate them?