While May and June are very popular wedding months, they are also the months where we celebrate our Moms and Dads for all that they do for us! Your wedding day is the perfect time to recognize the ones who have been supporting you since the very beginning. Whether it’s your biological parents, step-parents, future in-laws, or the parent-figures in your life, it’s important that they know how thankful you are for their love and support! Here are some of our favorite ways to show gratitude to the ones you love the most on your big day… Enjoy!
1. A Gift Okay, this is an obvious one, but I still had to mention it because it’s so true… Sometimes a little token of our thanks goes a long way with our parents. For instance, a picture frame holding two pictures (one from the past and one from the present) is a great way to show that you’re thankful for how they’ve stood by your side through all those years! Or maybe you go the “gift-card route” and give Mom and Dad a date night! Let’s be honest, they deserve it after all those months of planning and talking about YOU! 2. A Song (or Dance) I’m not talking about offering up your voice or your dance skills… unless you’re talented in those areas. But during the wedding it is always a nice gesture to include one of your parent’s favorite musical numbers. Whether you agree to walk down the aisle to the same song your Mom did, or you get the DJ to call both Mom and Dad out on the dance floor for a blast from the past, your parents will appreciate getting to relive their special moments in life on your big day. 3. A Speech After your Best Man and Maid of Honor offer their toasts to you and your sweetie, why not recognize both of your parents by thanking them through a toast of your own? Not only will your parents be thrilled at the recognition, your guests will enjoy getting a taste of your childhood. And make sure it’s a surprise to your parents… You’ll love their expressions! 4. A Minute Alone I know on your big day, the last thing you’re thinking about is drinking a cup of coffee with your Mom… Afterall, you can do that anytime, right? While that may be true, think of all the stressful encounters you’ve had with your parents throughout the planning process. I know my planning had more than a few. Take just 5 minutes on the morning of your big day to sit down with your Mom (or Dad) and tell them how truly thankful you are for their love and support through all this wedding chaos. And having a cup of coffee just adds to the enjoyment… You’ll need that caffeine! 5. A Written Note Giving your parents a special note written specifically to them on your wedding day is something they will treasure for years. Afterall, it has all your thoughts, feelings, and gratitude from that day captured in a time capsule and given to the people who helped you get there.