Family weddings are the best. With a family as large as mine, we have relatives and friends that are spread all over. But joyous occasions like a wedding brings everyone together.
Growing up, my immediate family was just my parents, my younger brother and me. But on my mom's side of the family, I have 10 aunts and uncles; and on my dad's side I have 4 aunts and uncles. So you can only imagine how many cousins I may have. I hate to admit it but sometimes I don't even remember a family member's name because I haven't seen them is such a long time.
As we grow older and start our own families, we drift into our own routines. It was a great break from the norm when we received the save the date card -- we knew the wedding was going to big, fun and full of family. It was definitely one of the year's highlights.
And at the end of it all, we welcomed in a new family member.