13 Sweet Ways to Include Your Mum on Your Wedding Day
Your wedding day is a monumental experience for everyone involved—especially your mum. If you’re wondering how to include mum in wedding activities, there are plenty of ways to make her feel special. While you can (and should) enlist her planning help leading up to the main event, she’ll be so happy to be incorporated in wedding day activities. Here, I’ve rounded up 13 sweet ways to include your mum in your wedding. These ideas are perfect for mothers of the bride and mothers of the groom—after all, both deserve to be honoured at their child’s wedding. (We have a feeling she’ll love them.
Have Her Walk You Down the Aisle
Traditionally, the bride’s father walks her down the aisle. But couples are putting their own spin on age-old traditions. To get your mum involved, have both of your parents take on the duty together. Or, you could reserve this honour specifically for your mum. There are no rules that say who can and can’t walk you down the aisle for your ceremony. If you know this is an honour you mum would love, ask her to take on the role.
Wear Her Jewelry
If your mum has a sentimental piece of jewellery that she saves for special occasions, ask her if you can wear it on your wedding day (if she hasn’t offered it already, that is). She’ll be beaming with pride to see you wearing her prized possessions as you say “I do.” For an even sweeter option, ask if there are any family heirloom jewels you can wear or include on your bouquet.
Include A Keepsake From Her Wedding
Looking for something borrowed? Consider adding something from your mum’s wedding day to yours. There are plenty of sweet ways to memorialize your mum’s wedding at your own—have a piece of her gown sewn into yours, wear her veil. Not only would this be a sweet nod to your mum’s day, she’ll be thrilled to see part of her wedding live on through yours.
Have Her Get Ready With You
You’ll be surrounded by your bridesmaids as you get ready on the morning of the wedding, so ask your mum to join the fun. Your time spent getting hair and makeup done together will be a special memory you’ll cherish for years to come. Don’t forget to purchase her a cute robe and a custom hanger to serve as keepsakes.
Take a First Look Photo Together
First looks are common with couples, but consider getting your mum involved in the fun. Her reaction to seeing your wedding day look will be priceless, and you’ll be glad to look back on the memory together years later. If you want to get ready together and still get first look photos, have her leave the room while you put on your wedding dress. From there, let your photographer bring the moment to life.
Honour Her Favorite Traditions
If you’re wondering how to include your mum in your wedding ceremony, honour a cultural or wedding tradition she loves. Set aside time before the wedding day to ask her about traditions that mean the most to her. Do research on your own, and determine the best way to adapt it to fit your wedding day. Whether you include a practice from her culture or a tradition she implemented at her own wedding, you’ll make her feel incredibly important by including it in your day.
Include Her Favorite Flowers in Decor
Surely your mum has a favourite flower. One sweet way to include your mum in your wedding day is to incorporate her favourite flowers in your decor. Style your bouquet to include the flowers she loves, or accent your ceremony aisle and reception tables with petals in her favourite colour. Your attention to detail will surely make her feel appreciated on your day.
Use Her Talents
Don’t hesitate to use your mum’s creative skills on your wedding day. If she’s the queen of home improvement, enlist her to help make wedding flowers, decor or hand-lettered signage. Or, if she’s more of a performer, ask her to give a reading during the ceremony or speak during the reception. Not only will this make your mum feel included, it’ll add an element of personalisation to your wedding day. Guests will love seeing the unique ways you and your mum worked together to make your nuptials feel personal.
Get Her a Wedding Day Gift
It’s customary for couples to get each other gifts on their wedding day, but there’s no reason you can’t get your mum (and dad) a token of appreciation too. Plenty of couples get thank-you presents for their parents, so there’s no shortage of gift inspiration. Buy her a piece of jewelry to accent her wedding day look, or get a custom keepsake you know she’ll adore. No matter what gift you decide on, your mum will be over-the-moon to accept it on your wedding day.
Don’t forget to thank you mum! She’s been by your side since the beginning, and your wedding day will be an emotional experience for everyone in your family. Take the time to express your thanks, either privately or in front of your guests with a speech. The sky’s the limit when it comes to ways to include your mum in your wedding day. What matters most, though, is taking the time to express your love and thanks for her.