Neat idea: honoring the mothers
Posted 23 April 2010 - 10:07 AM
I'd still like to do something special for my FMIL. Since moving so far away from my own mom, my FMIL has really stepped in. She came with me to find my wedding dress and we've become close so I'd like to do something to honor her. Do you think this would work with only one mom present? I love my own mom very much but she can't afford to go to the wedding but will be at the reception when we return. Maybe I can think of a different idea to honour my mom at the reception?? Gosh, I have so many things to consider.
Posted 14 May 2010 - 09:56 AM
Honoring the wonderful women in your lives with a rose presentation is simple and beautiful. Before the ceremony, select a long stemmed rose for each mother/grandmother/person to be honored and tie a ribbon on the stem. Place the roses on the alter near the unity candle. Usually during the lighting of the unity candle, a special song is played or sung by a soloist. After the bride and groom light the Unity candle together, they each pick up the roses and take them back to where their mothers are sitting. The Groom presents his rose to his mother while the Bride presents to her mother, along with a hug and a kiss. The bride and groom then meet in the center and walk back up to the alter together, where they hold hands facing each other while the song finishes.
"We open this ceremony with a symbolic gift of beauty and gratitude to the women who gave the bride and groom life---their mothers."
(I then give the roses to the bride and groom who then present them to their mothers with a hug and kiss. Sometimes, as they embrace I have heard a bride or groom whisper in their mother's ear , "I love you, Mom.")
I give them that quiet moment and then say in my officiant's voice:
"Mothers, it is in your honor that I offer this quote from Homer's Hymns:
It is she who nourished you
she, out of her treasures.
are achieved from you,
the giving of life itself.
Officiant: (names of the couple) will present roses to their mothers. The roses symbolize the love and respect they have for the women who raised them.
Officiant: (names of the couple) wish now to honor their mothers through the presentation of roses.
Officiant: By presenting their parents with roses, (names of the couple) wish to honor their heritage and thank their families for their love and support.
I love being a Mrs.!
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