Honor your Mother In Law
Question from Quora.com: How do I honor my future mother in law at my wedding?
Let her feel included in the planning. Keep her in the loop. If her ideas are different than yours, be kind, open and focused. It’s easy when stressed with the planning process to dismiss quickly. Thank her for her input. (then do what you want).
When your wedding day begins, find every opportunity to compliment her. Show your gratitude for her role in the life of your fiancé.
During family photos, look her in the eyes and smile. Let her see your joy because you’re marrying her child.
During the ceremony, ask for your fiancé’s parents blessing. Not permission.
At the beginning of the ceremony, when you arrive in front of the officiant, take a quick moment to look at your mother-in-law and say “thank you”.
During the reception, you could include a “thank you” to your fiancé’s parents. Public acknowledgment goes a long way.
Before you leave the reception, take her hands, look her in the eyes, share your hope for a happy future with her and her family.
Sending you good thoughts and prayers.
8/26/2021 03:28:50 am
As we were walking out the door, I wondered if I would look good in a tie. My dad agreed that I would look good in a tie, so we drove back home, dropped off the clothes that I bought and went to another store that sells a whole bunch of ties.
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Rev. Clint Hufft
Non-Denominational Officiant since 1995