Mum's the Word
For brides and grooms that are close to their mothers, the wedding day offers a perfect opportunity to offer a special thank you for bringing you both into the world and guiding you to one of the most important days of your lives.
Many MOBs and MOGs (mother of the bride, mother of the groom) take on a large proportion of their children's wedding day planning, whether that encompasses basic logistics, sending invitations or providing more detailed help like hunting for family heirlooms to display as part of the celebration.
In addition to putting up with all of your pre-wedding stress, your mum is generally the one who has been there for you through thick and thin… so there is never a better time to say thank you.
Below are five different gift ideas for wedding day mums – just to let them know how grateful you are.
It is common for MOGs and MOBs to take on a hostess role at their son or daughter’s wedding. If your mum likes entertaining, then she will love a personalised glazed bowl, engraved with a personal message and the date of your wedding. This is a charming memento that can be proudly displayed for all future guests to see, and a sweet way of showing her how grateful you are.
For brides following the old tradition of ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ there's a high chance that mum will be tasked with searching for something ‘old’ – perhaps a family heirloom. Why not treat her to something new in return? Swarovski necklaces can be personalised with the birth stone of your choice. Even better, their necklaces come in a matching set with one for the MOB and one for the MOB, so no one gets left out.
MOBs and MOGs are often the go-to contact for caterers, florists, planners and entertainers on the wedding day when you are busy getting styled up in advance of the ceremony. As such, it is useful if they stand out when your wedding venue is crawling with other people rushing around making sure everything is in place before guests begin arriving. A stylish ‘Mother of the Bride/Groom’ t-shirt will help them stand out as the people in the know before the ceremony. It’s also a great gift that will make both mothers feel an equally important part of the proceedings on the big day.
Perfume is a timeless, classic gift, whether you are buying for a bridesmaid, the bride’s mother or even the bride herself. Couples getting married in the Land of Smiles have a whole host of exotic perfume choices at their fingertips. One wonderful example being Thann’s solid perfume, which is designed to be massaged into the temple pulse points of the body (neck, wrist, behind the ears) for a long-lasting aroma. This particular perfume is made by one of Thailand’s top cosmetic brands, and hints at subtle notes of orange and spearmint.
Soft as Silk
Thailand is famous for its fine quality silk, which comes in a rainbow of vivid colours and patterns. Silk is also an ideal bespoke gift for MOBs and MOGs, whether you select a handmade shawl, blouse or bag. Top quality silk can be found easily in stores across the Kingdom, but Jim Thompson remains the most famous silk producer of all if you want to treat your mother to something extra special. Jim Thompson silks unite Thailand’s heritage of silk weaving with a range of contemporary styles, making them an ideal keepsake for the mums to treasure for years after their son's or daughter's big day.
"The Signature Weddings is a bespoke destination weddings service offering a wide range of options to couples. However, some of the products and services mentioned in the blog articles on this page may not be available as part of the Signature Weddings' service."