Now that your wedding is quickly approaching, you're probably working hard at checking things off your to do list. However, there's one thing you should add to your list: Spending time with your mom (and future mother-in-law!). Your wedding is a major moment for all the mothers involved, too — after all, she's about to watch her little one walk down the aisle and into a new life. So, while your calendar may be full of dress fittings and cake tastings, it's important to squeeze in some quality mother-daughter bonding. Here are some of our favorite ideas.
If you're both able to sneak away for a couple days, book a spa weekend at a nearby resort — a great idea because you'll be able to balance mother-daughter time with some alone time for yourself during treatments. Plus, being away from home and your mother-daughter routine will help foster deeper, more meaningful conversations that you probably wouldn't have in your normal life.
Sign up for a class at a local culinary school and spend the day cooking, eating, and drinking in the kitchen. Afterwards, ask her to teach you to make how to make some favorite family recipes — she'll be touched and you'll have another mother-daughter date to look forward to.
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Another interactive idea: A mother-daughter floral arranging class. Not only will you and your mama bond over beautiful blooms, you may even come up with a few ideas for your own wedding florals.
Start a Project Together
We love the idea of working on a family tree together that celebrates your past and the future; plus, it would make such a meaningful display at the wedding. Another idea: Work on assembling a box of treasured family recipes that your mom can pass down to you.
When you're in the midst of planning your wedding, you may get caught up with the nitty-gritty details and lose sight of the bigger picture and what really matters. For a good dose of reality and perspective, why not spend the day volunteering with your mama somewhere? Doing good will make you both feel good; plus, it will help reduce stress and build a stronger connection to your mom and your community.