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I am very close to my mom, but also want to keep things traditional...  But I am stuck on how to include my mom in the wedding ceremony.I was going to have both mom and dad walk me down the aisle, but figured that might take attention away from me (conceded sounding, I know).So, how else could I include mommy dearest??

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    edited December 2011
    My dad passed when I was a child. I have always been a moma's girl but I have also had a stepdad in my life for many years now....So, I am going to have them both walk me down, I understand what you are saying, but I don't think that they will take anything away from you. It will just show how much you love both your parents :) On a side note, you could have her do a reading or give her a flower and a hug sometime during the ceremony instead!
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    joe&laurajoe&laura member
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    edited December 2011
    Are you having a unity candle in your ceremony?  I've been to weddings where the moms each light one of the pillar candles after they are escorted in.  I've always thought it was such an awesome idea that includes the moms in a very important part of the ceremony.
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    KERJFKERJF member
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    edited December 2011
    we did what the PP said - our mothers lit our side candles for our unity candle when they walked down. and then we also handed our mothers a rose (hugs and kisses for mom and dad both of course) after we lit the unity candle during the ceremony
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    edited December 2011
    I kind of have a similar question.  I like the idea of the mom's lighting the candels but what could we do since we each have a mom and he also has a step mom?  Any ideas of what to do with three mom's?
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    LittleSweetieLittleSweetie member
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    edited December 2011
    I had all of the bio parents light our separate candles for the unity candle before the service. To us, it signified giving us life and later, each other.
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    edited December 2011
    Yea, I've thought of the Unity Candle lighting in the past... and the more I think about it, the more I like the Idea.I've also thought of the reading, but I think we will have someone who is not related do the reading.But the candles... yes.The flower giving and a hug... yes.Thanks ladies!
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    hkieslinghkiesling member
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    edited December 2011
    Another knottie posted this awhile back, and I shamelessly stole it without keeping track of who had it first (sorry): Wine/box ceremony: Where in a box we place a bottle of wine & 2 glasses. Then before the wedding, we each write down why we love one another, how we got to our wedding day (similar to vows). Then on the day of our wedding we each put our thoughts into the box & our mothers seal the box shut. If in the course of our marriage, one of us is ready to quit we open the box, drink the wine & read what we wrote before we got married. And, if that doesn't happen by our 25th wedding anniversary we open the box at or party and read them outloud.
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