(Closed) How are you honoring your parents in the ceremony?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m not quite sure what you mean, but I think my Dad was honoured enough to walk me down the aisle. And we had our Mums be our witnesses and sign the resgister, so their names will be on our marriage certificate forever.

Post # 4
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My father considered it an honor walking me down the aisle! My way of honoring my mother was very subtle, but she noticed. I have her first name as my middle name – and to be honest, I don’t like it, it doesn’t sound good with my first name, haha. But during our vows we used our full names. I guess she turned to my aunt and said, “That was for me! She hates her middle name!”

That sounds mean, haha, but to me I thought it was kinda funny and shows how well she knows me that she knew it was for her.

But some traditional ways to honor the parents are a rose ceremony, or maybe insert a line in the ceremony thanking them. Something like this (from Mrs. Cherry Pie, a Bee Blogger from 08!), ceremony:

The bride and groom would like to recognize their parents on this occasion,
They offer their profound gratitude
For all the love and care their parents showed in raising them.
Parents, the unconditional gifts of love and support
That you have continually offered
Have inspired them to become who they are today,
And they thank you, from the bottom of their hearts,
Without you, this day would not be possible.

Post # 5
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Often the father is honored by walking the bride down the aisle. And the parents sit in the first front pew (seats).

Some couples honor their parents in the Prayer of the Faithful: “For the parents of [bride and groom] whose examples and guidance have formed the foundation upon which they will build their life together, we pray to the Lord”

Post # 6
2125 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

In mexico the parents sit up behind the couple during the ceremony…and at the reception, the bride delivers flowers to the mother. I dunno how it’s done here. 

Post # 7
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Garnety: thankyou!  love that addition to the POTF’s!  just texted my aunt who is writing them (she does it for her church)

Post # 8
1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Not sure what you are looking for.  But My dad will be honored by being walked down the aisle. 

My mom, his mom and his step-mom will be honored by giving them presentation roses at the reception as a thank you to the mom’s in their favorite flowers,

Post # 9
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@loveknows:  Both of my parents walked me down the aisle.  My mother lit the unity candle.  My mother and my father both received gifts from us…a rose and a cigar.  Then, at the reception, I had my mother say a prayer (since my father isn’t much of a public speaker). 

Post # 10
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We had both my parents read the Prayers of the Faithful. (They stood there together and alternated.)

Post # 11
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I asked our organist and singer to play Ave Maria when our parents are entering the church. It’s my mother’s favorite hymn, and I know it’ll make her cr. Plus, I thought it would be a nice way to honor the mothers.

Post # 12
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My Mother and Father are walking me down the aisle.

Mum is lighting the family candle (along with FI’s mum) and both our Dad’s are signing our register.

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