Having your mother or mother figure by your side on your wedding day is memorable. A large portion of the mother and daughter wedding moments happen during the getting ready portion of the wedding day. You don’t want to miss including these unforgettable mother daughter wedding moments on your big day!
Before or after you get into your wedding dress, take a few minutes to admire your dress together. This is a moment we want to just step back and let you think about your upcoming ceremony.
Having your mom help button or zip up your wedding dress is pretty common. You may be surrounded by bridesmaid when this happen, or you can have it happen more privately. Some brides choose to include their mother-in-laws or stepmoms in this moment.
A few extra helping hands goes a long way! Once you’re in your wedding dress, you might not have as much flexibility. Thankfully, your mom, grandma, or other attendants can help with that.
Writing special notes to your loved ones is a wonderful way to thank them for their support and love. If you are eloquent, you can write a lovely long letter. Or, you can keep it simple and sweet. For an extra measure of sentimentality, you can read them aloud to your mom, grandma, stepmom, or mother-in-law.
Including your stepmother or mother-in-law in the various wedding day moments is inclusive and loving. If you have a great relationship with your future mother-in-law and/or stepmom, this is easy to do! Whether you include them in the special notes, the getting ready portion, or other aspects, they are sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness.
We know that your mother may not be present on your wedding day. There are many ways to honor your late mother, or include them because they couldn’t be there for other reasons. Our bride Allie was gifted a handkerchief with her mother’s handwriting on it. She also had a special glass memorial pendant attached to her bouquet in honor of her late mother. Another idea is to include a photo of your late mother or loved one in a bouquet ornament.
Having your mother walk you down the aisle is a full circle moment for her! Your father may no longer be in the picture, or may not be able to attend the wedding. If they’ve passed away, this can be an especially tender moment for families. You may decide to have both parents walk you down the aisle! For our special bride Catherine, her mother walked her down the aisle. Unfortunately, her father had a horse-riding accident a day or two before and was only able to attend the wedding via Zoom video. Her mom was able to beautifully fill that role!
Moms aren’t the only important ladies in your life! Take a few moments to include multiple generational photos in your picture request. These might be formal or casual moments that are captured. You’ll appreciate having moments with your grandmother(s) to enjoy for years to come.
Of course, we need to be sure to take a photo of you and your mom together, just the two of you. In all of your wedding day attire, we’ll grab a picture of the two of you focused on the camera. It’s what I like to call the “money-shot” and is a must have Mother Daughter Wedding Moments.
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