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9 Ways to Make Your Mum Feel Special on Your Wedding Day!

So, you’ve planned your wedding reception right down to the last place card – but have you taken some time to think about the more personal moments that you’ll treasure long after the day has been and gone?

It can be so easy to get caught up in the chaos of wedding planning without stopping to consider the most important details, like sharing the day with your nearest and dearest. And we reckon mums, in particular, are pretty deserving of some special attention at your wedding!

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’ve been thinking about some of the best ways to include your mum throughout this milestone occasion. Because let’s be honest – your mum has probably been dreaming about this day for just as long as you have (or maybe more!)

From transporting her in style to including her in some pre-party pampering, here are 9 of our favourite ideas to help your mum feel special at your wedding.

 

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Image via Figtree Wedding Photography

 

1. Order her a boutonniere 

Boutonnieres aren’t just reserved for the groomsmen! Surprise your mum and future mother-in-law with a boutonniere or corsage from your florist on the morning of your wedding, to acknowledge them as important members of your wedding party. A boutonniere will also help other guests identify your mum, and they’ll be able to wish her congratulations throughout the day.

 

2. Enjoy some pre-wedding pampering

Pre-wedding pampering is a rite of passage for any bride, so why not treat your mum and include her in the experience?

Enjoy some mother-daughter bonding time at a relaxing day spa (like the new Halcyon Spa or Santai Retreat) while you prepare for your upcoming nuptials. This is also the perfect time to ask your mum for her words of wisdom as you get ready for newlywed life!

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3. Give her a toast

Your wedding speech is an opportunity to give thanks to the most important people in your life, so surprise your mum with a toast on the night to show your appreciation for everything she’s done.

A few sentimental words to acknowledge your mum will be a moment she’ll treasure forever, so get everyone to raise their glass in her honour (and don’t forget to keep the tissues close at hand!).

 

4. Transport her in style

Get your mum to your ceremony in style with her very own ride! Whether it’s a sleek limousine or a vintage Kombi van, consider organising a stylish mode of transport for your mum and new mother-in-law so they can sit back and relax with a glass of champagne while they make their way to your ceremony location.

 

5. Include something borrowed on your bouquet

If you’re sticking to tradition, why not include a piece of jewellery or another “something borrowed” from your mum on your wedding bouquet?

A favourite pair of earrings, antique heirloom or even a piece of your mum’s very own wedding dress can all be discreetly attached to your bridal bouquet – allowing you to keep her close as you walk down the aisle.

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6. Dedicate a song to her

Is there a particular song that reminds you of your mum, or that has a sentimental meaning to you both? Make sure you add it to your wedding day playlist and get your DJ, band or musician to dedicate it to her so you can share a dance together throughout the night.

 

7. Get ready with her

The morning of your wedding will be a whirlwind of nerves and anticipation, and it’s definitely a time your mum will want to share with you.

Invite your mum to your pre-wedding accommodation to get ready with you and your bride tribe, as you get glammed up for your big day. The photos of you and your mum getting ready together (and her seeing you in your dress!) will probably be some of your favourites to look back on, so make sure your photographer is there to capture all of the candid moments.

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8. Help her with her outfit

Your mum was probably there by your side during your wedding dress shopping experience, right? So consider returning the favour by helping your mum choose the perfect mother-of-the-bride outfit. Spend the day visiting her favourite local boutiques, or plan a shopping trip in the city for just the two of you.

 

9. Gift her a photo album

After the day has been and gone, it’s the photos that you’ll look back on for a lifetime. Choose a selection of your favourite images from the day (especially the candid moments shared with your mum and close family!) and create a photo album to gift her as a keepsake.

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Image 1 via Figtree Wedding Photography / Image 2-3 via Ivy Road Photography

 

Although your wedding is ultimately a day for you and your partner, remember that it’s a milestone moment for your mum, too. The moments you share together on your wedding day will be the ones you hold close to your heart – so take some time to really make her feel special with a thoughtful gesture or unexpected surprise!

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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