At the wedding reception the mother of the groom cuts the strings off an apron and hands them to the bride. She then gives a speech acknowledging that she is no longer first in her son's life and that his wife is.
I like it. There is usually a power struggle between a man's wife and his mother. I believe this new tradition is a way of avoiding that struggle and the issues caused by it. If my future mother-in-law does this I will be very happy. Since it would be her way of saying she accepts her new role in his life (and mine) I would feel more secure about including her in our lives more (and at least as much as I include my own mother.
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"These apron strings I gave you from winding around my heart entwined around my little boy and now they are cut apart. I give them to you Jamie Lynn, Blake’s yours to have and hold. I promise there are no strings attached so your love indeed unfolds. That place of being #1 I pass to you sweet girl although he is special to this mom, his wife now makes life swirl."
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i tihnk it has a good symbolism, even if it should be pointless.
It's the same as a father seeing her daughter off in marriage, except now the mother is seeing her son off.
But i think a mother should ALWAYS be aware that her son will put his closest family first! And that means wife and kids. And a son should ALWAYS know that mommy is not always right, and that sometimes family comes first. Also his mother should keep her fingers out of THIER affairs!1