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How To Include Mom In Your Wedding Day

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Getting married is an enormous milestone for both you and your mom. It's a day filled with joy and celebration, and finding meaningful ways to include your mother is a vital part of the wedding planning process. To help you make your big day even more special, we've reached out to wedding experts and vendors who shared their practical tips on how to include your mom in your wedding.

Incorporate Mom's Wedding Fashion

Valorie Darling of Valorie Darling Photography recommends honoring your mom by incorporating her wedding attire into your own big day. Whether it's redesigning her gown or wearing her veil, these sentimental traditions make for beautiful moments and great photo opportunities.

Mom's Help with Getting Dressed

Kari Dirksen of Feathered Arrow Events highlights the sweet moments when moms assist in dressing the bride or groom. Whether it's helping you put on your dress, jewelry, or pinning the boutonniere, these simple acts create special, intimate memories.

Wedding Flower Decision Making

Choosing wedding flowers can be tough with so many options available. Liza Roeser Atwood, CEO of, suggests involving your mom in the decision-making process. Let her help you pick her favorite flower to include in your bouquet.

Special Signs for Mom

Kristy Rice of  Momental Designs recommends creating beautiful signs for the Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom at the reception. Adorn their chairs with these signs to make them feel honored and cherished on your special day.

Mom's Dress Assistance

Gina Jokilehto-Schigel of Shi Shi Events encourages moms to be a part of the pre-wedding excitement. Let her zip up your gown, adjust your veil, or tie your sash, allowing for a private, heartfelt moment before the ceremony..

Pre-Dress Moment

Vanessa Vierra of Vanessa Noel Events suggests carving out a moment for your mom before you put on your dress. Give her a gift or a heartfelt note to make her feel truly special.

Mother-Daughter Dance:

Break away from the traditional father-daughter dance. Dedicate a special song to your mom during the reception and share a dance with her, as recommended by Vanessa Vierra.

Bouquet Presentation

Erica Trombetti of Infinite Events proposes presenting your bouquet to your mom instead of tossing it. Alternatively, include her in the walk down the aisle for an emotional and touching moment..

Mom as a Behind-The-Scenes Photographer

Involving your mom as a behind-the-scenes photographer. With her unique perspective, she can capture candid moments that your professional photographer might miss.

Capture Sentimental Moments

Don't forget to cherish these special traditions and moments that celebrate your mother throughout your wedding day. These memories will last a lifetime for both you and your mom.
Incorporating your mother into your wedding can create unforgettable moments that celebrate your bond and make your special day even more meaningful. These practical ideas ensure that your mom feels cherished and plays a central role in your wedding celebration.

Featured Experts

Momental Designs
Wedding Florist
Fifty Flowers. com
Wedding Planner
Infinite Events
Wedding Photographer
Valorie Darling Photography
Los Angeles, California
Wedding Planner
Vanessa Noel Events
Bakersfield, California
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