Things the Mother of the Bride Can Help With
For a mother and daughter, a wedding can be one of the most special events in their lives. It’s hard to believe that those sweet little angels we give birth to will turn into independent, confident women in the blink of an eye. Before you know it, your daughter will be off to college, entering the working world and introducing you to the man of her dreams. One day she will come to you with the news that she is engaged. As exciting as wedding planning might seem, there are some important things for a mother of the bride to keep in mind as you embark on this journey!
Most importantly, it’s essential that you remember that this is your daughter’s wedding, not yours. However, there are many aspects of your daughter’s wedding that you can help with. Outlined below are three mother of the bride duties that most brides love help with.
Mother of the Bride Duties
- Guest list – creating the guest list can be extremely helpful. You can organize the family and friends on your side of the family and even call the mother of the groom to get his side’s list. Create a spreadsheet for your daughter with names, addresses and number of people in the family. Don’t forget to include your daughter and her fiancé’s friends on the list. And remember that sometimes you need to make an A list and B list depending on the budget or venue space.
- Wedding dress shopping – this is a very special moment. This is what your daughter will wear when she marries the man of her dreams. She will most likely have photos of herself in this dress displayed in her house for years to come. Remember that your taste might not be the same as your daughter’s, and that’s okay. Share simple considerations and non-biased suggestions. For example, if she’s getting married in the middle of summer, on a beach in Florida, she may not want to choose a heavy, ball gown type dress, but instead you could point out lighter, more simple dresses.
- Venue selection – keep an open mind about venues and keep your opinions to yourself. Be helpful by pointing out both the pros and cons for each venue that you visit. This will allow your daughter to make the best decision for her and her dream wedding.