So to try and keep this short and sweet, between me and my fiance we only have one living parent left and that's my mom. Were not a super young couple (33 and 45) so our friends and family have very full and busy lives and the 'wedding' season for our friend groups has definitely passed - we dont feel too bad about not including them in our wedding day; however, Im trying to decide what to do about my mom.
I have this vision of a romantic destination elopement/private ceremony with just my fiance and I (and maybe our pup) where we can focus on us and the huge commitment we are making to one another (which I've told my mom about my whole life and, being the amazing support system that she is, is 100% okay with and on board with our eloping).
Im struggling with two things: First, if I do include my mom, how do I work that into my vision and will she feel awkward when we split off to have our romantic moments? and second, if she doesn't attend, what other ways can I include her in the process?
Shes coming with me to try on dresses and I talk to her about everything but I want to be sure she feels like the important part of my life that she is.