10 Ways to Include Mum

It’s a special moment for her too – in celebration of mother’s day, we’ve got 10 easy ways to make your leading lady’s day.

  • Story by Photo Anna Kidman

It’s a special moment for her too – in celebration of mother’s day, we’ve got 10 easy ways to make your leading lady’s day.

1. Go shopping for her dress with her

A second opinion is always a welcome help when it’s time to make any big fashion decision – and her day as mother of the bride is sure to rank among the most monumental in her life. Make a day of trawling the shops – being sure to stop for lunch and a glass of celebratory bubbles when you find The One.

2. Prep and preen

A quality manicure is a tried and true confidence booster – accompany her to the salon as a pre-wedding treat.

3. Pictorial tribute

Create a space in your reception to cluster together family photos, including her wedding photos and those you snapped together from throughout your childhood.

4. Love seat

Whether it’s a long-stemmed rose or a heartfelt ‘I love you’ note, a warm gesture to set apart her place setting will make for a touching surprise.

5. Something borrowed

Does she wear a pair of earrings that you love? A brooch her grandmother gifted her? Incorporating a treasured piece of jewellery into your ensemble is a sweet way to have her with you all day long.

6. Sweet talking

As a culinary tribute, arrange to incorporate one of your mum’s favourite sugary treats into the dessert menu.

7. Give her the royal treatment

Arrange for a car to take her to the wedding and back home afterwards – a simple touch, but one that will make the celebration all the more idyllic.

8. The sound of music

When compiling your reception playlist, ask if she has any requests and pass them on to your DJ.

9. Invite her to share a reading at the ceremony

Traditionally, your dad gets to say a speech at the reception; letting your mum help choose a reading – and deliver it – is one way to give her have a moment in the spotlight too.

10. Allocate her the role of witness

Someone will need to sign your wedding certificate, so why not let it be your mum?


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