Apart from the bride, it’s her mother who sacrifices a lot during the wedding planning stage. In most cases, the mother of the bride accompanies her daughter to dress fittings, food samplings, and others. She’s the one her daughter always runs to when the preparations hit snags and hitches along the way. A mother willingly and lovingly shares her time, effort, and experience to make her daughter’s wedding very special.
The above-mentioned are more than enough reasons to thank the mother of the bride. However, there is yet a very special reason why she deserves a resounding “Thank you”. She is, after all, the reason why the bride exists in the first place. A bride ought to thank her mother for the gift of life, while the groom should thank her for bringing up and giving up her most treasured possession – her daughter.
If you’re a bride or a groom who simply wants to express your gratitude, you could give her a special gift. While material possessions can never thank her enough, that shouldn’t stop you from giving her a token of your appreciation. Here are some gift suggestions that you might want to look into.
1. A piece of jewelry
It could be a bejeweled brooch, a pair of diamond earrings, a love tennis bracelet, or a dazzling pearl necklace, the choice is up to you. Jewelry is always a great gift idea because of its lasting sentimental value. Just imagine; if you give it to your mother or mother-in-law, she will be reminded of you every time she wears it.
2. Picture frame
Are you an expert in Photoshop or any other image-editing software? If you are, you could make a collage of the bride and her mother and put it in an antique gilded frame. Nothing beats a personalized gift such as that. Alternatively, you could buy a silver or wooden frame that can accommodate two photos. Place a photo of the bride and her mother on one side and reserve the other side for the wedding picture.
3. Customized gifts
For mothers of the bride who are funky or free-spirited, perhaps you could give her a shirt with a funny graphic in front and the words “Mother of the Bride”. If she just had a house built or if she will be moving into a new house now that her daughter is setting off to her new life, you may want to consider these personalized housewarming gift ideas.
4. A spa package
Even the most well planned wedding can still lead to stress, so, after the wedding, it would be a good idea if the mother and the bride could spend time together in a spa. Aside from relieving both of them from the stress they’ve accumulated throughout the course of the wedding preparations, the spa date could be an awesome bonding activity for both of them.
5. A framed invitation
Mothers are normally sentimental. Naturally, the mother of the bride would want to relive the day of her daughter’s wedding from time to time. So, aside from giving her a copy of the wedding video, you could have a copy of the wedding invitation framed in a silver picture frame that has been engraved with the date of the wedding and the names of the bride and groom.
While there are other gift ideas out there which are perfect for the mother of the bride, you can use this short list to guide you in your search for that special and meaningful token of gratitude.