December 10, 2020

Sweet Ways to Honor Your Mom on Your Wedding Day

FILED IN: wedding tips

If you are like us, you are obsessed with your mom. They have been with you through thick and thin, and we couldn’t imagine our lives without them! It’s not just a big day for you, but it’s a big day for her too. She deserves the extra recognition because, in many ways, she made you who you are. Whether that is giving her a gift or letting her walk you down the aisle, she will feel so appreciated. Here are some special ways to show her some love on your wedding day.

Walking down the aisle –  It’s tradition to have your dad walk you down the aisle, but we love it when moms are involved too. Nowadays, it’s becoming more common for brides to walk down the aisle in a non-traditional way. Here are some cute photos where moms have walked the grooms and brides down the aisle. 

Photo by Jonnie + Garrett 

Photo by Carrie Patricia Studios 

Photo by Ryan and Denise Photo 

Picture perfect –  If your mom or mother-in-law feels comfortable being around your bridesmaids while getting ready, let them join! They would probably love to be around you while getting ready. We also love the idea of doing a first look photo with your mom. Grab your photographer (and some tissues!). This is the perfect time to get some sweet candids of you and your mama before you officially become a Mrs.

Photo by Cami Parker Photography 

Photo by Olivia Markle Photography 

Photo by Lauren Buman Photography 

Surprise her with a sweet gift – a little token, along with a heartfelt note or even a spa day just you and her is a great way to commemorate the day. 

Photo by Ryan Nicole Photography 

Photo by Justin Douglas 

Photo by Steph Wahlig 

Involve her in some dances – Start off with a song you two love and then invite other mothers and daughters to the dance floor. Our top bops for mother/daughter dances are “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion and “ I Hope You Dance” by Leann Rimes. 

Photo by Katrina Wallace Photographers 

Photo by Kayla Fisher Photography 

Photo by Olivia Markle 

Honor her memory – If your mom can’t be physically present on your wedding day, she will definitely be there in spirit. You can set aside a place at your reception or reserve a front-row seat at the ceremony for her. Place a beautifully framed photo, a lovely floral arrangement, and perhaps a glowing candle to honor her memory.

Add her favorite flowers – You can add some flowers in your bouquet, scattered through your reception, or add to her corsage. Another way to honor your mom or step-mother is by presenting a rose showing both gratitude and respect to them during the ceremony typically after the unity portion. 

Reusing special jewelry or clothing – some brides have worn a piece of their mother’s jewelry or repurposed some fabric from mom’s wedding dress as a bouquet wrap, ring pillow, or handkerchief.

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