Honoring your parents

I love it when couples honor their parents in their wedding. Hwo did you (or how do you plan to) honor your parents for your wedding?
Posted on August 7, 2007 at 6:53 am
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Glimmercat
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I wanted to honor my mother as she was the involved parent in my family. I considered having her walk me down the aisle, but I didn't want to dishonor my dad and deny him that. Add to that, my parents divorced only a few years ago...awkward.
So...my fiance and I came up with a way to honor our mothers together: he escorted both his mother and mine down the aisle as part of the ceremony. Daniel (my groom)walked between both of our mothers and they carried in the candles that would be used to light our unity candle later in the ceremony. There's a picture of them in my bio. Actually, a lot of our guests seemed to be impressed and commented about it. I was just glad to have an opportunity to include my mother in a special way. :)
Posted on August 7, 2007 at 10:53 am
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My pastor told me that some Asian families take time out in the ceremony to bow to their parents. I decided not to go with that. Some choose to present flowers.
Posted on August 7, 2007 at 2:09 pm
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we're going to present flowers to them during the ceremony. we're also doing the unity candle...
Posted on August 9, 2007 at 10:34 am
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Presenting flowers is a really beautiful way to acknowledge and honor your parents. I also love the idea of a parent's dedication dance, though I think it's only if you don't have a father/daughter dance... otherwise there are too many official dances.
Posted on August 13, 2007 at 10:08 am
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I've also seen flowers done, but I'm not really sure if our parents would really appreciate it. I would think a small gift would be nice? Like a certificate for a romantic dinner for two? Or, these can often be cheesy, but a coupon/invitation to make them a big dinner cooked by the new couple. And from what I hear, time with the new couple is coveted!
Posted on August 13, 2007 at 10:35 am
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My cousin had his Mom & Dad walk him down the aisle and both of hers as well when they got married. I thought it was a nice touch it made it really sentimental and personal. Flowers are always a good idea too but I don't think people notice it as much.
Posted on February 6, 2008 at 1:48 am
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I'm thinking of having both parents walk me down the aisle.
Posted on February 6, 2008 at 1:36 pm

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