No matter what type of wedding you are planning to have, chances are you will find it is decidedly time-consuming than what you probably anticipated. Unfortunately, when we feel overloaded, many of us fall quickly into the trap of neglecting important relationships – and our Mom’s are usually one of the first in line!
The good news is that because your Mom loves you, she almost always makes it easy for you to redeem yourself. For the most part, you’ll probably find that what she wants more than anything is to be included in the planning but, in particular, your special day!
Pampering Is A Priority!
A sure fire way to make any woman feel special is to treat her to some pampering – your Mom is absolutely not immune to this! Treat your Mom to some pampering before and on your big day to really help her shine.
On your wedding day, be sure to include your Mom is having her hair and makeup professionally done. She will, of course, be in many of the photos and this will also help her feel more confident, which will show in the pictures.
Before the day, you can also include her in any visits to the beauty salon or spa for manicures, pedicures, facial or body scrubs you might have organized for yourself. She will adore spending this time with you, and it’s a great way to do so when you’re relaxed, rather than stressed about minute wedding details.
A Hidden Dress Bonus
Many brides are meticulous about every detail of their wedding; however, shockingly, not all of them include the mother of the bride dresses in their planning! Even though your Mom won’t necessarily be walking you down the aisle, it doesn’t mean she won’t be on the frontlines!
Your mother will be greeting the majority of the guests at some stage during the wedding or reception, so you want to make sure she looks good and feels confident.
The best way to do this is to go shopping for mother of the bride dresses together. This way, you not only get to spend precious time with your Mom, but you also have the added bonus of making sure she picks a dress you like!
For mother of the bride dresses tea length gives a youthful, flattering look – try and sway your Mom toward trying them out. This length is so versatile for many venues, your Mom will be sure to look fabulous and stand out from the crowd – as she should!
Three Little Words
When you break everything down to a basic level, there are probably just three words you can say to your Mom on your wedding day that will be all she wants to hear – I love you. You can either just say the words or find a special way to let her know.
Fill a heart-shaped locket with a picture of you as a baby and another as an adult with ‘I Love You Mom’ engraved on the back. Write her a card telling her all the ways she is special to you. Whichever way you choose, make sure it’s not after she puts on her makeup as she might ruin it with tears of joy!