Frazzled family members need a timeout to sit back and enjoy an evening of serenity. We suggest a relaxed gathering away from the big event, preferably in the company of just a few close friends. Sit them down for a simply delicious meal, with some quiet jazz and a bottle of wine.

Or, the day after the wedding, serve a luscious brunch. Scrumptious Apricot-Stuffed French Toats and Maple-Pecan Bacon will brighten their morning as well as yours. They'll return home well-fortified and ready to enjoy some peace and quiet.