(Closed) Day before Mother’s Day wedding

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I’m glad you asked that, because I was wondering what to do. I’m getting married the day before Father’s Day. It’s also my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary, and my father’s birthday is 2 days before the wedding. I want to do something secret and special to honor all those things.

One thing you could do is have a special song and dedicate it to your mom, but keep it a secret beforehand. I had a friend suggest that I do this for my father. Other than that, I have no other good ideas. lol

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m also getting married the day before Father’s day, @fiftyfootbride!  I have no idea what to do for my dad/the dad’s at the wedding!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

One thing that I also considered was sort of random, but I think my dad might enjoy it. For some reason he loves popcorn, and I asked the caterer to gind one of those popcorn cart maker things and have one at the reception. I might do that for him, and then dedicate a song for my parents’ anniversary in the ceremony.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you’re not having a day after brunch and not leaving for your honeymoon right away, I’d say it would be great for your new husband and you to take your moms out for a special brunch with the newlyweds (or maybe with your dads too). That way you can celebrate mother’s day with them by blessing them with personal time with you – which is quite the commodity in tye hustle and bustle of your wedding weekend.

If you wanted to do something at your actual wedding, I’d say honor the mothers in some special way. I’ve seen weddings where the couple gives their mothers flowers right after saying their vows. It was so special. Or, if you wanted to honor all the mothers in attendance, have an annuncement at the reception – thanking them and asking for applause – or give them all an extra favor (a flower, special mothers day type card, etc)

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

@melodicsighs- I love the flowers idea. It makes me almost tear up thinking about that!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Definitely a toast or speech!  And maybe you could surprise your moms with extra special corsages or nosegays for their flowers?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve been to a wedding the day before Mother’s Day the last two years! I think the only “nod” was a thank you in the program.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My fiance found this on Martha Stewart…(funny huh?) But he wants to do this for our wedding guest (it’s a small wedding) so they feel a part of it too. [attachment=319862,39395]

But you could do it for the Mothers…have the sign say MOTHERS PLEASE TAKE ONE.  I think that would be nice and inexpensive!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

@jingle- That’s a good idea too! My church does something similar to that on Mother’s Day. They give the mothers special corsages to pin on.  They also ask, in the beginning, for the Mothers to stand and be recognized. That might be a little much for a wedding, but it’s a thought. 🙂

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like the idea of giving small corsages to all the moms present, though honestly, I’m another “day before Father’s Day”, and we will probably just make a small mention in our toast to our guests. It’s the day BEFORE after all!

Excited to see so many date twins, btw!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We got married on Mother’s Day!  One thing we did was invite all the moms in the family to come to the salon and get ready with me, my sisters, and my SIL.  My Mother-In-Law didn’t do it, but my mom got her done professionally for the first time in years, and she looked so pretty!  Also, during dinner, we walked around to each table to greet guests individually.  We gave each mom a rose when we got to her table.  There were only about 25 moms present, so it wasn’t that expensive, but everyone seemed to really enjoy it.  Also, my Fi and Father-In-Law passed out boxes of choclates to all the moms the night before at out rehearsal dinner.  That was pretty sweet, too.

If you have a big wedding, I like the idea of having a vase of flowers so that each mom can grab one for herself.  Or the day after/Mother’s Day brunch idea; that would be cute, too.  🙂

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