Post # 1
Some people collect coins, shoes, stamps, I collect Moms. My mom passed away when I was little so I grew up with just my dad but there are 3 women in my life who are my moms. They are supportive, loving, and are always there for me. One is even contributing to the wedding financially and anothers daughter is my Maid/Matron of Honor. I can’t emphasize enough that these 3 women are not like supportive aunts but are my moms. I guess its also important to note that I am in no way related to any of them.
I’d like to incorporate them all in the wedding somehow but how. The one thing I know I will do is have all of them walk down the aisle like moms do but is there any thing else I can do? I don’t think we will have programs but if we do I think we will add a thank you to each.
Ideas? I want them to feel special.
Post # 3
I think that is great that they all are so close to you. Besides the normal corsage that mother’s wear, I am not sure how else mom’s are called out in a wedding other than a thank you to them via the DJ.
If you want to do something above the average you could ask the three of them to do readings as well.
Post # 4
I think a good old fashion thank you note (handwritten on real paper) goes so much farther than most people realize. A wedding is a fantastic opportunity to share you true feelings with those around you. So if I were you, I’d just write them each a really nice note letting them know how much they mean to you.
Post # 5
Maybe you can do a sand ceremony and have your moms each pour a part of the sand
Post # 6
I’m sorry to hear about your mother passing, but very happy to hear that these 3 woman took the role famously. And they should feel special on your day! 🙂
So, having them walk you down the isle is one great way to start. You can also have them dress in the same color (different dress) that doesn’t match your bridal party, but does match the “theme” of the wedding. (Ex: Colors are blue and green, have them wear gray, etc) Not a huge fan of this one personally, but I know many brides who love the idea.
Another thing, are you being introduced as Husband and Wife when you enter into the reception? Have them be announced as well as the bridal party!
Want more? Seating arrangements. I’m not sure if you’re doing a sweetheart table or one with the whole bridal party, but regardless, have them sit closest to you and your husband to show the significance of their relationship to you.
And if you REALLY want them to shine 🙂 Have the DJ or Band send out a personal thank you from the groom and bride to <insert names> for always being there, loving me, etc (insert the good stuff that will really let your guests know how much they truly mean to you)
Post # 7
I think you have to decide what your mom would do if she were here. Personally my mom didn’t have a huge role “on the day” and enjoyed it! That’s just her personality though. Low key – in the background. She of course was there when I got my hair/make up and wore corsage. We didn’t have any big “intro” so that wasn’t a big deal. Besides that she was in photos. Also she sat in front. I think those are all mom worthy responsibilities for your 3! Also moms love it when you spend time going over what she’ll wear on the big day and making plans etc. Good luck!
Post # 8
this is so sweet! are you having a unity candle? a lot of moms do that. have them sit at the head table.
Post # 9
These are great ideas. thank you everyone! I hadn’t thought about the ceremony piece yet. We thought about doing a flower press idea and if we do that as each ‘mom’ could select her own flower and add it to the vase when she walks down the aisle. Then when we press the flowers during the ceremony we could include all of them in the press and have it as a memento that included all of the people who helped raise me and my Fiance.
I like the idea of the announcing during the ceremony too.