How to Honor Your Mom at Your Wedding

She’s been there for you through thick and thin. Here’s how to show Mom just how much her support means to you at your wedding

It’s wonderful to receive a question from a bride who really remembers what weddings are about: family!

A Hudson Valley bride asks…

“I was raised by a single mother who gave her all to give me everything that she possibly could. She held down several jobs in order to supply my sister and I with more than any child could want. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized how much she had sacrificed for us. I would love to honor her at my wedding in an exceptional way, as exceptional as she is. Can you give me a few ideas?”

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The Wedding Guru says…

For some, a mother’s love and devotion cannot be underestimated. I’m delighted that you want to recognize your mom in a special way and, yes, there are several things you can do!

  • Make your mom the Matron of Honor. She can escort you down the aisle, with or without someone else.
  • If it works with your tradition, you can ask her to light the Unity Candle with you.
  • You can write a special acknowledgement in your wedding program.
  • Ask Mom to make a toast at your reception — or you can make a toast to her.

Whatever you decide, it’s my opinion that Mom will be most appreciative!

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