Post # 1
Okay..I have been researching stuff on ehow.com since my Mother & I are planning my wedding. There was a tradition of giving two loose roses from the Bride’s Bouquet to the Mom & the Mom-Inlaw! As the Bride first walks down the aisle to towards the altar, she stopd & gives her Mom a single loose rose from the bouquet. Then when walking down the aisle to exit, the Bride stops & gives the Mother-Inlaw a single loose rose. Has anyone heard or done this before? I picture it in my head & I think it would be really sweet. The only thing that worries me is the part of stopping on the way down the aisle after the cermony is done & giving my Mother-Inlaw a rose. I just think of when the Preacher will announce us & we walk down the aisle to exit, that it would maybe be weird to stop right after that to give her the rose. I just picture our exit kind of being fast paced where everynoe claps & cheers & it might be a little odd to stop & do that? Anyone opinions?
Post # 3
I have never heard of that, but I would think that it would be easier to do both on the way up. Really, both ways kind of break up the flow.
I have seen where the bride and groom, right before the vows, give a rose and a kiss to their moms. They give their last kiss as a single person to the person that gave them their first kiss. I always thought that was super sweet.
Post # 4
I think it might look a little odd. And to be honest, I likely would have forgotten in the process. When I walked down the aisle, I walked toward my husband and really hardly noticed anyone else. If I had stopped to hand out roses to one or more people, it would have taken away from our moment.
Post # 5
During the ceremony, I gave my Mother-In-Law a single rose (not from my bouquet) and Darling Husband gave one to my mother. I like the way we did it. Doing it at different times seems odd to me, and on the way up the aisle I just wanted to get to my man. Haha.
Post # 6
I went to a wedding once where the flower girls gave a single rose to each mother and grandmother. ADORABLE! I will say… when I was walking down the aisle, I just wanted to get to the front of the church where my husband was, and I wouldn’t have wanted any “tasks” to do on the way there! Haha.
Post # 7
I gave my mum, my step-mom and my partner’s mom a rose before i joined my husband. I loved it! I didn’t feel rushed at all and i was very clear-headed.
I just love the look on my dad’s face in this picture. He was so happy i included his wife! LOL
Post # 8
I really like the idea. I think it’s less important to worry about the “flow” of events and more important to think about how that gesture will matter to the people themselves.
Post # 9
At the weddings I been to which have all been Catholic ones, usually the couple hands a bouquet to each mother before putting at the statue of Mary. This is part of the tradition.
Post # 10
At my friend’s wedding there was a part before the vows where the bride and groom each gave a rose to their parents and grandparents. It was really nice.
Post # 11
Thank you girls for all the advice….that’s exactly what I wanted..different opinions, so I could look at the idea from different aspects & decide what to do! Definitely going to do it, just need to think about when to do it during our ceremony….thanks again girls!! 🙂
Post # 12
@Mollytov: I love your picture you posted!! Your dress is so pretty & I love the sleeves on your dress! You just made me come to a conclusion that….. YES…… I am doing this b/c it would mean alot to my Mom & Soon To Be Mom…thanks!!!! 🙂
Post # 13
@LissaBell86: Yup. You can score some major brownie points with this. All three mothers were beaming and clinging to their roses after the ceremony.
Look at my cute little mumsie!
Good luck with your planning!