Weddings can be overwhelming, particularly when there are so many people involved who all need to be thanked for their time and contribution. It might be your big day, but there are still plenty of people you will need to think about. Depending on how traditional your wedding is, the mother of the bride might have a huge role to play, or only help out when requested.
Traditionally, the mother of the bride hosts the engagement party while the family of the groom hosts the rehearsal dinner. The mother of the bride may also act as a hostess on the wedding day, which can give you much needed relief from the constant pressure to keep your guests happy.
It is customary for most people involved in the wedding party to receive a thoughtful gift, so make sure your don’t miss out the mother of the bride. Whether you spend a lot, or simply offer a small token of your appreciation, you can’t go wrong with these gift ideas.
The most hand-working accessory in any woman’s wardrobe is undoubtedly a pair of diamond earrings. Diamond earrings can dress up any outfit and will fast become a cherished part of her jewellery collection. If you’re hesitant, look around for a good deal by buying your diamonds online.
While you’re jetting off on your honeymoon, your mother will probably be staying at home and recovering from the months of planning. Why not say thank you with a spa weekend so she can unwind, relax and reflect on the big day.
There can be no better way to thank your mother for her time and contribution than with a personalised watch. Whether she loves the vintage styling of Thomas Sabo or the undeniable glamour of Tag Heuer, asking a jeweller to add a personalised engraving will help to make it extra special.
Plants or Trees
It can be tempting to buy flowers for everyone and call it a day, but a much more meaningful way to say thank you is with a small plant or tree. If your mother is a keen gardener, she will appreciate the sentiment and will have something in her garden that makes her think of your big day every time she sees it. Cherry blossoms and roses are particularly popular, and they won’t die after 5 days like most flowers!
It can take a while for your wedding photographs to be ready, so why not surprise your mother with a framed photo of the two of you? This can easily be orchestrated by having a ‘test run’ with your chosen photographer and asking your mother to sit for some photographs with you prior to the wedding.
However you choose to thank your mother, make sure she knows how much you appreciate all of her hard word, even if tempers can get frayed in the run up to the wedding.