Writing a letter is a universal way of telling someone how we feel. For many people, expressing themselves through written words is more manageable than doing it through speech. When you are about to get married, consider composing a letter for your mom.
A letter to mom on the wedding day generally expresses several sentiments, including love, gratitude, and trust. Below are eight examples and templates of letters to mom on your wedding day to help you draft your piece.
Letter to Mom on Wedding Day: Heartfelt Examples
1. Dear Mom,
I’m sure it’s not been easy seeing your little girl so stressed with wedding planning. I’m sure it’s not been easy watching your little girl grow up.
However, I want you to know that none of this would be possible without your love, care, and guidance over the years. You have taught me everything I need to know, and you have shaped me to be the woman I am today.
Thank you for being my anchor, especially over the last few months. You are so organized, resourceful, and creative. Until today, I still don’t know how you were able to manage to iron out all those issues with the vendors. (You can definitely plan weddings as a side hustle. I’ll be your assistant!)
Anyway, in all seriousness, thank you for always being here for me. I am the luckiest daughter in the world because I have the funniest, kindest, and most passionate mother in the world.
You show me how to overcome every challenge God puts my way (with perfectly styled hair and a stunning outfit). You show me what it is like to be compassionate in a world that can be so bleak. Every day, you show me what the power of love is.
You are my biggest inspiration, mom. You are my biggest source of strength. I hope to be half the amazing woman that you are.
Your loving daughter,
2. To the World’s Best Mom,
First of all, I know what you’re thinking: “The dress Simon bought me is too expensive; I can’t wear this!” There have only been a few times you’re wrong, mom, and I believe it is one of those times.
I can’t ever quantify or put a monetary value on how much you have done for me. You took care of me when I was sick, stood by me when I was at my lowest, and supported me when I was facing challenges.
The dress — which looks perfect on you, by the way — cannot even begin to amount to what you’ve spent on me financially, physically, and psychologically. I know I wasn’t the easiest kid to raise, but thank you so much for not giving up on me.
You made me feel seen, mom. I never felt unloved, judged, or burdensome whenever I was with you. I don’t know if you realize how much of an impact that has had on me.
I am here, ready to marry the love of my life, and to face this lifelong commitment because you taught me that love is always worth it. Love is worth the good days, bad days, dull days, and everything else life has to offer.
I am here, learning to spread my wings and fly because you are the wind that embraces me. So I want you to rock that dress, look your best, and flash your gorgeous smile (which I inherited from you, thank God!) because tomorrow is not only my big day, it’s yours, too.
With all the love,
3. Dear Mom,
As I write this letter, I have your old wedding dress on my bed. To be honest, I initially chose this dress because of the “something old, something borrowed” tradition. I thought it would be a lovely way to integrate some tradition into our wedding.
However, the more I thought about it, the more I understood its significance.
Back in preschool, we had been asked about what we wanted to be when we grew up. I couldn’t answer; there were simply so many things I wanted to be. I dreamed of becoming a chef, an astronaut, a teacher, a professional athlete, and more.
Now that I look at your old wedding dress, I realize there’s really only one thing I want to be: a woman as caring, loving, and kind as my mother.
You were by my side for every injury, success, failure, victory, joy, and heartbreak. Your smile helped me believe there will always be good in the world. Your hug helped me realize that I do not have to take on this world alone.
I know that there is still so much for me to learn. To be honest, mom, I’m scared. In my heart of hearts, I know that I want to start a family with Lester. However, I also realize that parenthood is a massive responsibility. I don’t know how you did it so well, mom.
But like I said, I am not alone in this. I know that I can always lean on you and rely on your guidance. I can already hear your voice telling me to “take it one step at a time.”
Tomorrow, I’ll take this advice to heart. I will walk down the aisle, with you and dad beside me, one step at a time toward this new chapter of my life.
I love you so much.
To be honest with you, I don’t know how to write this letter. As a family, we don’t usually verbally express what we feel. I just know that you love me with the way you fuss over me when I’m sick, when you call every day asking how I am, and when you pack food for me to take home every time I visit.
I’d like to believe that you know how much I love you with my actions, too. But in case I haven’t been clear: I love you so, so, so much.
I will never forget that one day you picked me up from school. You were wearing a formal outfit, but I can only vividly remember your orange blazer. When I asked you why you were dressed up, you told me not to worry about it.
Later that evening, I heard you and dad talking. You had an interview with a new job you were hoping to get. I was overwhelmed with emotions; right there, I realized that family always puts each other first.
As I get married, I want you to understand that I am not leaving you or our family. If anything, our family is more extensive now. There are more people to love — in the unique way you do — and I know that’ll make you happy.
Thank you for everything, Mom. I would not be who or where I am today without your words of wisdom, homecooked meals, and bright blazers. I love you so much.
5. Dear Mom,
I remember you used to read bedtime stories to me and my younger brother every night. I got my love for storytelling, fiction, and romance from you. I have read hundreds of books since then, and one quote still stands out to me:
“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” — Agatha Christie.
At its best, a mother’s love is the purest of all love. It sees your flaws, insecurities, and shortcomings and embraces them. At its worst, a mother’s love is the most threatening — a mother will do everything in her power to give what’s best to her children.
I see this in you every day, mom. You fought for us to have a roof above our heads every night, meals to eat thrice a day, and high-quality education. I may never know the true extent of what you have sacrificed for us, but know that I will forever be grateful.
You are my favorite strong female character. You are my heroine. You are my knight in shining armor, and you are the queen that everyone looks up to. You are all of this and so much more.
I love you, mom. I can’t wait to hold your hand and walk down the aisle with you. There’s no person I’d rather be with for this part of my big day.
You are my light,
Templates for Letter to Mom on Wedding Day
6. Dear Mom,
[Share an anecdote that has shaped your relationship with your mother or your worldview. Be specific about what you remember.]
[Express your gratitude to your mother. You can be as general as you want, or you can thank her for specific actions, qualities, and more.]
[If there’s anything you feel the need to apologize for, write it here.]
[Close the letter with a promise to your mother. You can be as sentimental and cheesy as you like.]
7. Dear Mom,
[Tell her how you think she feels. An example would be, “You’re probably still in disbelief that your child is finally getting married.”]
[Reassure her that you feel ready to enter this commitment because of what you learned from her. This part is a fantastic opportunity for you to thank her for guidance, etc.]
[Share anything personal, such as fears, doubts, goals, motivations, etc. You can also include an anecdote in this part. Alternatively, you can make promises to your mom.]
[Close the letter by sharing your excitement, expectations regarding your wedding day, etc.]
All the love,
8. To the World’s [adjective] Mom,
[Start with a quote from a movie, book, song, or another form of media to which you or your mom can relate. There are plenty of quotes about motherly love, relationships between a mother and her daughter, etc., available online.]
[Reflect on the quote you shared. Why do you connect to it? How is it true about you, your mother, or your relationship? Feel free to expound using an anecdote.]
[Express your gratitude to your mother. Be as general or specific as you want.]
[Use this space for anything you want. Ask a question, share a personal goal, express a concern, etc.]
I love you, mom. You will always be my [descriptor].
Your [adjective] [son/daughter/child],
Writing a letter to anyone, whether a daughter-in-law or a current partner, can feel intimidating at first. Start by reflecting on what you want to include in your letter; it might help to create an outline or jot everything down on paper.
Looking at resources such as examples and templates can make the process of writing a letter to your mom on your wedding day more uncomplicated. You can also search for writing tips online, which will give you practical advice.
However, the most important thing is to be true to yourself. Write from the heart. You do not have to be highly eloquent or poetic; you just have to be authentic. Your mother will appreciate that.