Your mom is bound to be just as excited as you are about your big day. Sure, it’s your day, but honoring her (and your soon-to-be mother-in-law!) at your wedding will add that extra-special touch. Here are 12 ways to involve your mom in wedding planning details.
1. Dress Shopping
Probably the most traditional mother-daughter moment (and my favorite!) is to bring your mom dress shopping. This is when the mom gets just as, if not more emotional than the bride. This is one of the top moments for a mother of the bride so definitely make sure to include her in this moment.
2. Take Her Shopping
To me, there is no one better than my mom to go shopping with. Carve out a day to go shopping for her dress instead of yours and make a day of it. Have mimosas and browse through magazines or Pinterest for ideas before you hit the shops. Stop for lunch, take pictures along the way and make your mom feel extra special for the day.
3. Incorporate Her Dress Into Yours
Wanting to honor your mother by incorporating her gown into your wedding is such a thoughtful gesture. If you’re not able to wear her gown at your wedding there are so many ways to incorporate the dress into your day. I love the idea of repurposing it into a rehearsal or reception dress, you could repurpose it into the flower girl dress, wrap swatches of lace or fabric from your mother’s dress around the handle of your bridal bouquet, find a designer on Etsy who can turn the fabric into a pretty clutch, or even use some of the lace to make handkerchiefs.
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4. Have Some Mother-Daughter Time
Make sure to schedule in some time for mother-daughter pictures on your wedding day. They will be photos you will cherish for a lifetime.
5. Host a Craft Night
Ask your mom over for an evening of craft making and tasty snacks. Lay out your snacks and get to work on those wedding DIY projects you’ve been putting off.
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6. Wear Her Veil
While you may want to wear your own dress, why not wear your mother’s veil! It’s such a special touch and will save you money. Awesome!
7. Ask Your Photographer For A Generation Shot
When it comes to planning our wedding, our top priority was our photographer because we knew that our wedding day was an incredible moment that needed to be captured. Make sure to gather all of the women in your life for a special generation shot.
8. Something Borrowed
Every bride needs something borrowed so why not borrow something from your mom. Wouldn’t it be special if you and your mom went through her jewelry box to find something that says “mom” to you? What a special way to honor your mom by keeping her close on your special day.
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9. Getting Dressed on Wedding Day
Some of my favorite moments from my wedding day are those few intimate moments between my mom and I as she helped me put on my dress. It was a quiet time that allowed my mom to help me put on my gown and add the finishing touches to my look.
10. Walk Down The Aisle
It doesn’t have to be your father who walks you down the aisle. If you’re close to both your parents, why not have both of them give you away? Bring your mom into this tradition by letting her join your dad in escorting you down the aisle and handing you off to your groom.
11. Show Off What She Does Best
Does your mom have a beautiful singing voice, bake delicious desserts, or make gorgeous floral arrangements? Display your mom’s gift to personalize your celebration and honor her special talents.
12. Wise Words
If your mom has always been there for you with words of wisdom and positive advice, give her the opportunity to make a speech that kicks off your rehearsal dinner or reception off.
Did I forget anything? Let me know how you plan on or already have involved your mother and future mother in law in your wedding planning and wedding day. Share in the comment section. I love hearing from you!
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