As mother’s day approaches, we’re sharing some fun ways to enjoy wedding planning with the woman you call mom. Whether mom lives local or states away, here are some meaningful ways to incorporate mom in the planning process. It will mean the world to her. Trust us, it will bring your bond even closer.
Involve your mother by sharing with her your wedding vision while taking in all the excitement. Spend time listing out your priorities such as venue scouting, gown shopping, and even finding ways to add in special family traditions to your big day. Give mama the opportunity to invite a few of her guests to the main event. Let’s be honest, she’ll want to look over the final seating chart to see how close she’ll be to the dance floor and to her gal pals. If things start to get overwhelming, take a breather for some time to relax over a spa date. Share the hosting of any pre/post wedding events, even if it’s a virtual online one… for now that is.
On Wedding Day:
Let her shower you with hugs and kisses before the beauty team takes over and turns her baby into the bride/groom-to-be.
Take a 1st look photo of the first time of mommy and me. This would be a great opportunity to present any family heirloom gifts.
At the ceremony, have mom also be part of the ceremony walk down. Grooms can escort mom down the aisle and to her seat. Brides can also go untraditional by walk down with mom or both sets of parents.
During your thank you speech, make a speech of appreciation, she’ll be looking over and listening. Add in a song to the DJ’s play list of your mom’s favorite tune. Take her out for a spin on the dance floor and halfway through the song, have your groom takeover. It will put a smile on her face and work up a thirst for a glass of champagne.
If you’re heading to your honeymoon the next day, send mom a thank you text and some candid photos your guest may have taken that were sent to your phone.
After your professional photos arrive, send her framed photos of the magical day.
Show her your appreciation in a way she will enjoy!
Here are some Mother’s Day activities that are sure to put a smile on her face.
It is not too late for a nice card, especially if it is homemade. Bonus points if you have a cute kid to assist you.
Fresh flowers are a classic gift; even flowers from your yard can be meaningful.
Since most people have a smartphone these days, try filming a short video message for your favorite lady.
If you want to give something a bit more substantial, try a beautiful journal, scented candles, or even a frame collage of past memorable photos for her office.
Try to step away from your phones (unless you’re taking selfies) and spend quality time together. Brunch is nice, but making recipes together is even better. Make a favorite family recipe or a new one. Plant some seeds and see how much they grow over the year. Paint or draw a picture of something you both enjoy. Take a long walk and just enjoy being together.
Do not forget about Grandma! She is sure to enjoy any of these ideas as well.