How can I make my mom feel special on my wedding day? It’s a common question and for good reason. Most people would say that their mom is one of the most important people in their lives. She raised you, she comforted you and she loved you through many years. You may even feel like you wouldn’t be who you are today if it wasn’t for your mom’s love and dedication.
Your Family is Just As Excited as You Are
Your wedding day is the perfect moment to let mom know just how special she is. Weddings are emotional days that are full of joy, laughter and love. Add to the fact that many moms have often dreamed of their children’s wedding days for years. It’s a milestone much like your first steps, first day of school and moving out into the world. Because of how important this day is, you’re sure to want to honor mom and make her feel as special as can be.
Your wedding is of course a romantic day about your love and the joy of pledging to commit and spend the rest of your lives together. But wait, there’s more. As you’ve probably learned from the minute you announced your engagement, your wedding isn’t just about the two of you. You’re bringing together two families. Both of your moms are probably just as excited to be a part of your special day as you are.
By giving your mom special time and love, you can proactively also avert any dreaded mom takeovers. Because your day is meant to be how you want it to be, while honoring and making those important to you feel. Here are just a few ideas to make your mom feel special on your wedding day.
Make Your Mom Feel Special on Your Wedding Day By Setting Aside Time for Photos
Reserving a special time to take pictures with your mom before the ceremony is something you will always thank yourself for. This is a great idea for brides and for grooms. Take this time to spend one on one time with your mom. This is the perfect opportunity for you to ask her for any last minute advice. This is a very easy thing to do and most likely won’t cost any extra money. Ask the photographer for candids and posed shots. These pictures will make the perfect addition to any wedding album and can even be framed and given to your mom.
Reuse Pieces from Her Wedding Day
Moms hang onto things from their wedding for a reason! It has become increasingly trendy to wear a family member’s dress on your own wedding, but that isn’t your only option. Before the wedding, sit down and ask your moms what they saved from their own wedding. Wedding jewelry is a great option since most moms keep at least some of it. You might also want to ask about decorations. Many people keep centerpieces, decor and even flowers long after a wedding. No matter what you go with, it would warm any mother’s heart to know that their child wanted a piece of her wedding in their ceremony.
Offer Your Mom Your Bouquet
Bouquet tosses have always been popular, but many people are finding alternatives to this tradition. One of the sweetest we’ve seen is offering your bouquet to your mom. It’s a cute little way to thank her for getting you to this moment. It is up to you whether or not this little switch up will be a secret! Don’t forget to tell your photographer, though. This sweet moment is one neither of you will want to forget.
Set Time Aside to Dance with Her
Brides may not think to have a dance with their mom since it isn’t considered ‘traditional’. Brides have a father/daughter dance and grooms have a mother/son dance, right? Wrong! You can dance with literally whoever you want! This is a time for throwing out old, gendered traditions. No matter what your gender is, taking time to dance with your mom can be a wonderfully intimate, emotional moment. It is one of the few opportunities to have some privacy with your mother and it should be taken advantage of. It gives her a moment to share the spotlight with you and it also gives you a wonderful memory to reminisce about together.
HINT: Play her favorite tunes. Maybe there’s a song that you and your mom always danced to growing up. It doesn’t even have to be a slow, sappy song to be special. Perhaps you two would jam out to Whitney or Britney. Whatever has bonded you both is the right choice. Don’t forget with Guestie, you can have your guests make song suggestions that will automatically sync to your Spotify. It’s an easy way to make sure all of your favorite people feel included in your special day.
Book a Spa Day
Mothers are usually featured pretty heavily in wedding photos! They are running around, putting final touches on things and making sure that everything is running smoothly. It’s hard work being the mom to newlyweds. Make sure she has a day of pampering before the big day arrives so she can feel and look her best. This small token of gratitude is a great way to show thanks for everything she has and will contribute to your wedding. You could book this spa day together, with the bridal party or even with your soon-to-be-spouse or future mom-in-law.
Write Her a Keepsake Letter
Writing letters to your significant other is nothing new in the wedding world. It’s surprising that writing a letter to your mom on your wedding day is such a novel idea. Weddings can be hectic and sometimes they are even the perfect breeding ground for squabbles. In the whirlwind and excitement, it can be easy to forget small, tender moments between the people you care about. You might forget to tell mom what she means to you, or maybe in a moment of chaos you forget the right words. Writing a letter for your mom to open before the ceremony makes sure she knows exactly how you feel. It is something she will always treasure.
Jazz Up Her Seating
Making your mom feel special doesn’t have to be complicated! Consider adding a few decorations to her seats during the ceremony and reception. This could be as simple as balloons or streamers that are her favorite colors or you could opt for something a little more sentimental. Include a garland that has pictures of the mom and bride or mom and groom together hanging from it, or have a hand embroidered kerchief waiting for her. The more personal, the better!
Make Your Mom Feel Special on Your Wedding Day by Introducing Her to Everyone
Your mom will feel so much more included if she’s introduced to all of your guests before your wedding day. We know, that sounds like A TON of work, right? But it’s actually super easy and fast with Guestie. You and your guests can add photos and tags that show their interests and connection to you. Surprise mom with a special message that you can include on her (and all of your guests’ profiles). Awwww…she will be so pleasantly surprised and touched!
As you can see, it’s easy to make your mom feel special on your wedding day. All it takes is a little pre-planning and a touch of creativity and personalization. These tiny gestures will only cost you a small bit of time, but they will mean the world to your mom. She’s sure to hold these memories close to her heart for years to come.