First Things First: R
R is for Relatives (everyone is getting some new ones!)
If your families – especially your parents – have not met yet, set up a casual dinner for you all to get to know each other a little better! Not going to lie – it can be nerve wracking the first time everyone meets but you might get lucky and your parents might hit it off! I have one couple whose parents became best friends after meeting – that was a really fun wedding because they had taken dance lessons together. Trust me, it was a riot!
On a similar note, if there is something in your future spouse’s family that you don’t know well, ask them out to dinner one on one. Who knows? Maybe you will wind up adding to your bridal party!