Your mothers can be honored in so many ways at your ceremony; they can light the unity candles that will add to the candle that you, as a couple lights. They can be acknowledged in the opening remarks that are made as an introduction. One of my favorite ways to honor and include them is in a flower ceremony. Usually, the bridal couple decides on a specific flower that embodies the spirit they want to express; gratitude, joy, respect. The mothers are presented with flowers at the beginning of the ceremony, and thanked for their influence in the shaping of each member of the couple. It is a lovely way to bring them to the center of the ceremony for a moment, and thank them for the way they have shaped your lives