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Neat idea: honoring the mothers

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#71 anna524

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    Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:30 PM

    that is such a nice idea!!!

    #72 brendee2005

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      Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:36 PM

      I LOVE this idea! So sweet

      OK! I FINALLY found some information on how to get this to work! I found that some couples present the mom’s with roses after they light the unity candle. So, since my FI and I are doing a sand ceremony, we are going to do it right after that. We are going to have the officant say something and hand my FI and I the roses and we are going to present them to our mom’s. The only thing I am debating is if each of us are going to present both mom’s with a rose (each mom would get 2 roses) or we just present a rose to our own mom. I have some sample wording below and I am going to get my officant’s opinion on the wording too. Hope this helps!

      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.

      Beautiful children

      beautiful harvests

      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.

      #73 wp2011

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        Posted 02 August 2011 - 11:23 PM

        what a cute idea! so do they already have corsages or boutannaires or anything on at the beginning of the ceremony?

        #74 adevnturelovers

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          Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:14 AM

          OMG I love it!!!!! i was debating on having both of my parents walk me dwon the aisle , but decided to have just my dad. My mother is everything to me and I just couldnt figure out how to honor her. As well as for my fiance's mom she is so important not only to him but to me, I know everyone will be suprised and see something so unique. thank u ladies for sharing!

          #75 mandijacole

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            Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:07 PM

            I LOVE this idea!  I am going to steal it and use it :)  I have been trying to think of a good way to honor our mothers.

            #76 mrssemenuksoon

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              Posted 16 October 2011 - 04:18 PM

              Oh my goodness! I LOVE this idea...I am going to borrow your idea as well for our ceremony!!! My Fiance agrees it is special and perfect for our mothers! Thank you so much for sharing!

              #77 sxcT

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                Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:15 AM

                This is exactly what we needed.  Thanks for sharing.  I think it will be so heart-felt and meaningful, especially since my mother is everything to me. 

                #78 lovepea

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                  Posted 25 October 2011 - 11:04 AM

                  Great idea.  My mom and mom in law to be mean so much more to me than either dad, yet the dads get all the honors traditionally at the wedding. 

                  #79 alittlerandr

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                    Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:13 PM

                    Fantastic idea - love it!

                    #80 susan1672

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                      Posted 26 October 2011 - 01:12 PM

                      LOVE this idea!!

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