6 Ways to Incorporate Your Mom in Your Wedding

Happy Mother's Day!

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we want to highlight just how special mothers are- especially on one of the biggest days of your life! They’re there for constant support, guidance and love throughout the entirety of the wedding process, and it definitely doesn’t go unnoticed. There are many ways in which to incorporate your mother on your wedding day, so here are a few moments you can share together!




Photo | Fondly Forever Photography

1. DIY Decor

Who doesn’t love arts and crafts, especially with mom! Save money on decor and details by making some of your own with mom. Whether it’s making reception place cards or putting together wedding favors for guests, you’ll love bonding over little moments like this with her.



Photo | Olga Plakitina

2. Vintage Hand-Me-Downs

Consider your ‘something borrowed’ to be a hand-me-down from your mother or mother-in-law. You could wear her wedding dress, shoes or veil, or perhaps a piece of antique jewelry handed down through the family. If you don’t physically have these items, another way to do this is to use her style as inspiration for your wedding day ensemble. Maybe pick a gown with similar lace or choose a pair of satin heels just as she wore.  This gesture shows you love and appreciate her, as well as the experiences she’s had before your big day.



Photo | A Paper Proposal

3. Stolen Glances

Snap a ‘first look’ photo with your mom to capture her reaction of you as a blushing bride. This photo can serve as a keepsake of this special moment you share with her!



Photo | Tulle & Chantilly

4.  Family Tree

Use polaroids or photos to display a visual family tree representing the bride and groom’s families. This ancestral tree can include great-grandmothers, grandmothers and mothers to commemorate those powerful women who came before you!



Photo | Once Wed

5. Meaningful Blooms

In your bridal bouquet, incorporate your mother’s favorite flowers or blooms that mean something between the two of you. Maybe you picked roses from the garden with her as a child, or her favorite perfume smells of freesia and lavender. Whatever you choose, the flowers will serve as a reminder of her being with you as you walk down the aisle.



Photo | Intimate Weddings

6. I Just Want to Say…

Write a sweet note to give your mother before the wedding ceremony begins. Thank her for inspiring you, assisting you and guiding you to be the woman you are today. There’s no way you could have pulled it all off without her, so a few kind words will mean the world. Feel free to get creative and put your message on a handkerchief, a photo of you two or postcard of your favorite place together.


How are you spending Mother’s Day? Savor the moments you and your family spend together!