Your wedding day is all about you and your soon-to-be-husband or wife, but as the wedding planning progresses, you realize that you’re going to spend a lot of time taking other people into consideration.
From picking out the perfect bridesmaid dresses for your gals to choosing what cocktails to serve all your guests, there’s one person you will not want to forget about: mom.
You already know how special your mom is, but sometimes it’s important to go the extra mile to make sure she’s getting the extra love and attention she deserves during the entire wedding process. Because you know what, your mom is so worth it. From going wedding dress shopping to including thoughtful traditions, we’ve come up with a list of 7 ways that you can make your mother feel like a queen on your big day. Get ready to inspire tears of joy.
01. Include her in the getting ready fun
Your mom is already helping with so much during your wedding so you want to make sure she’s also feels included in the fun. When you and your bridesmaids go out to get your hair and nails done, take her along for some well-deserved pampering. Letting your mom know that you want her to look and feel as good as you do on your wedding day will make her shine with confidence. (Photo via Style Me Pretty/ Untamed Heart Photography)
02. Wear something borrowed
Whether it’s her one of her broaches, her favorite pearl necklace or even the same gown that she wore on her wedding day, adding a bit of your mom to your bridal look is going to make her feel incredibly honored as you walk down the aisle. Best part? This can become a sweet tradition that you can choose to carry on one day with your future son or daughter. (Photo via Style Me Pretty / Sylvie Gil Photography)
03. Walk down the aisle with her
It’s a tradition to have your dad walk you down the aisle and give you away to your fiancé(e), but if your dad won’t isn’t there on your wedding day, consider involving mom and asking her to do the honor. You might also want to think about creating your own tradition and walking down the aisle with your mother and father for a once-in-a-lifetime moment together. (Photo via Style Me Pretty / Meredith Perdue)
04. Consider her attire
Of course you’re going to have the most beautiful wedding gown, but don’t forget your mom will want to look and feel beautiful too! Spending some one-on-one time with your mom to worry about what she’s going to wear and be comfortable in will not only make her feel great but you two can also create wonderful memories as she tries on dresses and decides on the perfect shoes. (Photo via Style Me Pretty / Clayton Austin)
05. Acknowledge important traditions
Sure, there’s the *usual* wedding traditions that you want to include on your wedding day like wearing a white dress, walking down the aisle or saving the top of your wedding cake for later but think of also incorporating your mom’s heritage into the celebration. This will make your mom see how important she is to you while also adding a bit of a personal touch to your wedding day. (Photo via Style Me Pretty / Angga Permana Photo)
06. Let her know how grateful you are
This one might be a given, but in the midst of all the wedding planning and day-off preparations, you might forget to actually say “thank you” to the lady who you have your whole life to thank for. Whether it’s a simple card, a handkerchief with a sweet note or even just a hug, making your mom aware of how #blessed you feel to have her there will make her smile without a doubt. (Photo via Style Me Pretty / Kellie Kano)
How would you make your mom feel special on your wedding day? Tell us your ideas in the comments below!By Melissa A. Paniagua