With our own children being so young right now it is hard to imagine the feeling of seeing them walk down the aisle (or seeing them watch their bride walk down the aisle, for all of us boy mamas). Cue the tears! Though it is worlds away for us, for many of you your mothers will get to experience this memorable moment so soon.
We are sure she will be crying happy tears and we want to give you a few ideas of how to express your gratitude to the person who has likely been there with you every step of the way.
When thinking about gifts for mothers our ideas fell into two categories: Gifts that can be used at the wedding and beyond or gifts that will be keepsakes of the special day. Pick one or a few off the list to show your mom how much she means to you and how appreciative you are for everything leading up to your wedding day.
The weekend of your wedding your mom will be packing for many different events: rehearsal, wedding, morning after brunch. She may be staying at a hotel to be closer to the reception location or traveling across the country. Set her up in style with a new weekender bag. We love investment pieces like this that are practical but also have useful longevity.
Keepsakes after the wedding day:
05. Photo Book
Sometimes mothers are more involved in the planning process than grooms. If this is true for you and your mom it would mean a lot to her to have a gift to show your appreciation for her participation. Take photos along the way of the different things you did together: mailing the invitations, cake tastings, venue selection, dress shopping, you name it! Then put together a photobook to give to her at the rehearsal or following the wedding if you want to include some day-of photos. There are many photobook options but you can’t beat the quality from Artifact Uprising or MILK.
06. Watercolor Painting
This is another piece that you can customize for your mom. Think about something that was really important to her on your wedding. For example, the dress, the church, or the flowers may have been something that you did especially for her. Take that detail and get a print, sketch or painting made of it, frame it and voila – a memento to forever be displayed on mom’s wall.