Mothers and Weddings

As Mother’s Day is fast approaching, it’s time to celebrate everything to do with mother’s and weddings. Whether you’re wondering how to share your special day with your mum, or if you’re a mother of the bride wondering what your duties on the big day are, we’ve got everything you need to know.

How to involve your Mum in your Wedding Day

You might be caught up in everything you need to do on your wedding day, but don’t forget this is a special day for your Mother too! There are lots of little ways you can make your mum feel involved in your wedding day, to ensure it’s a memorable day for all:

Make sure your mum is involved from the start by getting ready together. Having your mum around while you have a morning of pampering will help keep away any feelings of nervousness and butterflies. You’ve both worked hard to organise everything so take this time to relax together and look forward to the day ahead.

Make sure your mum is involved in having her hair done, and getting her make up done with the bridesmaids. While your getting ready, pour a glass of something bubble and raise a toast to your mother. She’s been the one to help you get to this point in your life, so why not take this opportunity to show her how much she means to you?

At some point during the day, make sure you take some time out with your mother and photographer to have some pictures of you and your mum together. A great time to do this is while you’re getting reading on your wedding morning. This way your photographer will naturally capture all the special moments you have with your mother before the action begins!

Mother of the Bride Checklist

The mother of the bride is expected to stay calm during the big day and help keep the little things under control. There’s a lot that will be expected during your big day, but remember you are important during this day too!

As the Mother of the Bride you should be the first of the bridal party to arrive at the ceremony. Make sure you leave ahead of the bride, with the maid of honour. This way you can arrive ahead of time to make sure everything is set up and looking perfect for your daughter’s best day. You should usually be escorted up the aisle by the chief usher and sit on the front row at the left hand side.

Ususally the mother of the bride and the father of the groom are the ones to sign the register at a church wedding. Once the couple are offcially announced husband and wife, you will be escorted by the groom’s father to the vestry for this. If your daughter has no maid of honour you will also be the one to look after the bride’s bouquet while the ceremony is taking place. This is the moment to return it to your daughter ready for the final procession out of the church.

Traditionally, you are the official hostess of your daughter’s wedding, so try to welcome the guests when they arrive, and make sure people are being looked after!

No matter how you choose to include your Mother in your wedding day, or celebrate your daughter getting married, relax, have fun, and enjoy this special day!

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