What did you do for your Mother on your wedding day?

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Charbelle:  I invited my mom to get ready with the girls and I, but my mom and I aren’t particularly close.  Even so, it was still fun to have her there.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I didn’t do anything for my mother on my wedding day. It was my wedding day, not hers.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I gave a little speech and presented my bouquet to my mom instead of throwing it. I also thanked her in the program. And she walked me down the aisle. My mom is a good mom.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Charbelle:   I’m planning to have my mom walk me down the aisle – but then my dad has passed away – and she will be getting her hair done ahead of the wedding which, for her, is a huge treat.  🙂  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Yikes, this is something I’m concerned about. My mom isn’t contributing to the wedding at all financially, which she is SUPER sensitive about, so I definitely need to make sure that she doesn’t feel slighted when we do our thank-you speech.

She will be getting a corsage, and we got her a few little gifts, and all of the girls are getting their nails done the morning of, so she’ll be there. But I’d love to hear more ideas!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m having both my mother and father walk me down the aisle, so my mom will be an integral part of the ceremony.  As far as tokens of appreciation go, I’m making customized wine glasses for all of my BMs, and my mom and future MIL will get one too and I also made earrings for the bridal party, my mom and future MIL.  My mom will be there to help me get ready, and FI and I are giving our parents a thank you gift that morning with a nice frame and probably something else like a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant or for a nice spa day.  The parents and grandparents will also be wearing corsages and boutonnieres.  

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

I eloped, so that would be nada!

However, if I had a traditional wedding, I’m still not sure I would of done anything for her. I’m not close with my mother. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Our moms will be giving us the rings in our ceremony. I’m also wearing his mom’s veil and my mom’s jewelry.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@Bubbles42:  +1. These are lovely ideas! I think I will be wearing my mum’s jewelry. She has some seriously nice pieces that she never wears, I might as well rock them. Not that I have discussed this with her yet! lol.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My mom got ready with me and the bridesmaids. I gave her a pretty floral robe to get ready in (I got the same for my bridesmaids, but different colors). I also gave her a handkerchief that said something along the lines of “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, your baby I’ll be.” Husband gave the same to his mom. We also took photos of just me and mom, and mom tying my sash and putting on my veil. After the wedding when all the guests had left, I gave my mom my bouquet. She was touched that I had saved it for her, and thrilled because it was so beautiful. 

I also considered having a mother daughter dance with her (my parents are also divorced, and I was raised primarily by my mom). However, we decided together that my dad should just have that moment instead of both of them. Some other ideas so include your mom – have her do a reading, hold the rings, give a toast, present her with your bouquet. Good luck!

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