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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Last Kiss. . . Before the First Kiss!

Filed under: Add-on Ceremonies,Wedding Articles,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am

mothergroomhugHere’s a creative idea to celebrate a special moment for the bride and groom and their mothers during the ceremony.

In the wedding ceremony just before the “first kiss” as wife and husband, the minister calls the mothers of the bride and groom forward and says the following:

motherbridehugMinister: The mother’s of the bride and groom will now come forward as we honor them as mothers and to help us with the next part of the ceremony.

Both mother’s come forward and stand next to their child.

And now Ladies and Gentlemen, it is time for _______ and _______’s last kiss as singles before they become wife and husband. __(Bride)__ and her mother, __(Brides’ mother)__ and __(Groom)__ and his mother __(Groom’s mother)__, will now offer this kiss.

These mother’s their lips were the first to kiss them and bring them into this world and today a mother’s love – together with their blessings – will be first to send them on their way to their new life together as wife and husband.

Mothers. . . please kiss the Bride and Groom!

Note: This is a very tender and poignant – and sometimes emotional moment – for the mothers, the bride and groom and also for the guests.

Photo Credits: Haines Photography (left), Adina & Scott Haines, Norfolk, Virginia. –
Holly Pacione Photography (right), Colorado Springs, Colorado –

Copyright © 2010 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s Wedding Website. Larry James is a non-denominational minister and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or 800-725-9223. You will find more than 455 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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  3. Awesome addition to a wedding ceremony. I’m using this in a wedding ceremony next year.


    Comment by Joel — Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 6:10 pm | Reply

  4. […] Most important, give your mother something special to do that will help her to feel included. And… honor both mothers in a very special way during the ceremony. Read: “The Rose Ceremony” and note the special twist I have for that ceremony as the bride and groom walk out. Read: “Last Kiss… Before the First Kiss!“ […]


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