Flower Girl

One of our favorite twists we’ve seen is grandmothers taking on the role of flower girl. It’s unexpected and guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s faces.

Grandma flower girls
Photo: Genevieve Leiper

Grandma flower girl
Photo: Little Rascal Studio

Grandma flower girl
Photo: Thomas Felts Photography

Family Recipe

Is your grandma known for her secret meatball recipe? Ask if she’ll share it with your caterer – or even cook it herself – so that everyone can indulge in your favorite family recipe on your big day. Plus, maybe you’ll get lucky and she’ll include a copy of her secret recipe in your wedding gift!

Mini meatball subs at wedding
Photo: C. Baron Photography

Something Borrowed

Vintage-inspired accessories continue to dominate the runways, but there’s nothing quite like the real thing. If your grandma still has her wedding veil, wearing hers is a wonderful way to honor your family history.

Grandma wedding veil
Photo: Amber J. Photography

Or see if she’ll lend you a special piece of jewelry. Even if it doesn’t fit or isn’t quite your style, you can always incorporate it into your bouquet.

Grandmas wristwatch wrapped around bridal bouquet
Photo: Ladeda Fine Art Photography

Special Dance

Your wedding may already feel inundated with special dances, but we have a feeling no one will mind sitting through this one. Give the groom a designated dance with one of his grandparents, or the bride a dance with hers – or invite all the grandparents out on the dance floor and spend some special time with each of them.

Grandparents special dance at wedding
Photo: Choco Studio

If you’re lucky enough to have grandparents who are both still alive and married, honor them by playing their wedding song and inviting them to share a special dance by themselves.

Grandparents wedding dance
Photo: David Schwartz Photography

Multi-Generational Photo

Maybe your grandma doesn’t want all eyes on her during your wedding. Instead, incorporate her in a special photo op. Gather all of your parents and grandparents, and have each pair hold up a photo from their own wedding day.

Grandparents special wedding photo
Photo: Snappy Shots by Bev

Invite your grandma to get ready with you the morning of your wedding, and be sure to capture her first look at you in a wedding gown on camera.

Grandma and bride getting ready for wedding
Photo: Maria Vicencio

Grandma and bride emotional moment before wedding
Photo: Dreamlove Photography

Another frame-worthy idea is this multi-generational shot with your mom and grandma showing off your rings.

Grandma mom and bride showing off wedding rings
Photo: Joshua McCoy

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