Photo by Framewerks from Wu Jiezhen & Jared Kong’s wedding
Traditionally, fathers are the ones who get to walk their daughters down the aisle, and give them away at the end of it. Instead, have your mum stand up with you as well.
Whether before or after the vow exchange, you can choose to give your parents a special flower (it can be their favourite bloom, or one that’s part of your bouquet).
Photo by Alex Goh Photography from Sophia Liu & Remi Chauvy’s wedding
We’ve seen a few real weddings where couples include their parents, and grandparents’ wedding portraits amongst their photos at the reception table, or at a spot where you know guests will take notice.
This one may be a little obvious, but we’ve heard of some couples skipping the speech entirely, or not giving their parents special mention.
Photo by NAFIMAGES from Rohajirah Rohmadon & Muhammad Noor Aliff Ghani’s wedding
#5 Thank them in your wedding programme
This can come in the form of a printed speech, or a special poem (if you’re literary-inclined).
If you’re having a video montage of photos, begin them with images of your parents’ own wedding, plus family pictures of them with you as a child.
Photo by Kai Picture from Yvonne Khoo & Luca Tedde’s wedding
#8 Give mum (or dad, too) a bouquet
If she’s a big fan of flowers, consider dedicating your bouquet (or another specially prepared bouquet) to her, like this Singapore couple did. You can accompany it with a little speech, and present it to her after.
Don’t neglect your groom’s mum too though. Prepare a similar bouquet for her, and ask your groom to do the same, if he prefers.
Photo by All Aflutter Photography from Estelle Marianne Goh & Oliver Lee’s wedding
It’s a very sweet idea, and gives off the message in a classy and sophisticated manner.
Have your first dance to your parents’ favourite love song, or a song that they danced to at their wedding reception. (Also read: 10 songs to add to your wedding playlist in 2019)