Wear Her Gown
If you (the bride) love the wedding dress that your mom walked down the aisle in, have it altered to fit you. Another option is to have a seamstress use the original dress but turn it into a new style that fits the time and your personality. For brides that prefer to buy their very own brand new gown, you can use a part of your mother's wedding day ensemble, such as the veil, as an accessory.
It is also a wonderful idea to take a swatch of Mom's bridal gown and use it to make a keepsake, like a handkerchief to carry with you down the aisle. This is an excellent way for a groom to carry a piece of his mother's bridal gown on the wedding day too.
Borrow Something of Hers
For your "something old, new, borrowed, and blue," get the borrowed item from your mother. She will be thrilled that you asked, and that item will have an extra-special meaning to her when you give it back. Since grooms don't normally take part in this particular tradition, you might ask your future mother-in-law to also borrow something of hers. There's no rule saying you can't have more than one borrowed item!
A First Look Moment
Unless she is the one helping you get into your wedding dress, ask your mom to leave the room before you step into the gown. Next, have your photographer capture the moment when you step out of the room and Mom sees you for the very first time, all dressed up to get married. First look photos don't just have to be reserved for the bride and groom.
Let Her Walk You Down the Aisle
A groom sometimes walks his mother to her seat at the ceremony on his way to the altar. In most cases, it's the father who walks the bride down the aisle. Since he's not the only parent "giving you away," ask your mom to take your other arm and let them both walk you down the aisle. Along the same lines, you can add another dance to the traditional mother/son, father/daughter dances at the reception and have a moment for a mother/daughter dance too.
Thank Her in the Program
Surprise your mothers with a very special thank you directed at each of them in your wedding program. It will be a very sentimental gesture that will most likely catch her off guard and make her feel extremely loved and appreciated. A handwritten thank you is always a touching gesture too, so you might even consider placing a handwritten copy of that same thank you inside each mother's personal program.
There are many more things that you can do to make your mothers feel extra-special on your wedding day, but these 5 ideas are great for getting your own ideas flowing. Moms provide us with a lifetime of enjoyable memories. Your wedding day at our scenic wedding venue near Knoxville is an excellent opportunity to make a few heartfelt memories for those wonderful women to treasure. Getting married at Country Jewell places your special day in a charming setting that all of your guests will remember fondly, and these sweet additions will enhance the event even more.
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