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A wedding day is full of happiness, emotional moments and special people! Many have walked with you on your journey to this point of your life, especially your Mom! She has cared for you, watched you grow and has been right by your side during the planning of your big wedding day! Now that that day is finally here, why not do something special for the Mother of the Bride to show your love and appreciation! Here are a 6 sweet (and free) gift ideas for the Mother of the Bride!
A walk down the aisle
When you walk down the aisle in your beautiful wedding dress taking your first steps towards your new husband why not have your mom with you? Having your mom, dressed up in her mother of the bride dresses, beside you can be one of the most thoughtful and sweet gifts you can give her. According to the old traditional trends, fathers are the ones who escort their girls down the aisle but you can always do something new and have both your mother and your father walk with you as you move ahead to start a new life.
Another sweet (and free) gift idea to show your mom you love and appreciate her is to set up a special wedding photo corner at your reception venue and display special tribute photos of your mom, dad, grandparents and other wedding and special pictures of your family. She will appreciate all the wonderful memories displayed for all to see especially photos of the two of you at different stages of your life.
A wedding is the start of a happy new life but also a sad time because you will leave your parents home and move in with your husband. This can bring on some emotional feelings, especially for a mom, so why not create some new special moments with her before your big day? Spend some quality time together as a mother-daughter duo and go to the spa, grab a bite to eat, have a good ole bunking party, take a hike or pick a weekend to get away together! There are many sweet (and free) things that you can do together that the mother of the bride will treasure forever!
Who doesn’t love to dance so why not have a special dance with your mom at your reception? This mother-daughter duo dance should come as a surprise to your mother and should put the spotlight on her. Pick a few songs that she loves and plan it out in secret with your wedding planner! The mother of the bride will cherish the gift and memories for a lifetime, plus its absolutely free!
Let your mom help
You may be a perfectionist and you may have a clear vision for your wedding and other arrangements but letting your mom contribute during your wedding planning bliss can make both of you happy, especially her. Let her come up with some of her own ideas and help to make some of the arrangements. Some ideas include helping with the invitations, looking at venues or actual wedding day preparation. She will appreciate being involved and staying busy is good for the mother of the bride, especially if she is a bit sad that things will be changing soon.
Shop till you drop
Walking down the isle in your dream wedding dress will be something you never forget so why not take your mother along when you say yes to the dress? Remember mom knows best so she will be a great and honest judge as you shop for an amazing dress plus its a great gift (and free) of quality time that you will be giving her. She will also need to pick out a special dress for your big day for her special role of mother of the bride like a plus size mother of the bride dresses with jackets.
Happy Wedding Day!