When your little girl is getting married you’ll want to be ready to play your part in the wedding planning and the big day without overstepping your boundaries. Here’s how to fulfill your Mother of the Bride duties like a rock star.
Your daughter has just told you that she is marrying the man of her dreams.
What an exciting time for her and you!
When your little girl is getting married, you’ll want to be ready to play your part in the wedding planning and the big day without overstepping your boundaries. Here’s how you can fulfill your mother of the bride duties like a rock star.
Help Scout Locations
When the bride and groom decide on a city, help them scout locations. This will be especially helpful to them if they are living out of town from the actual destination. You can also help them with getting hotel room blocks together for out of town guests.
Be the Go To Contact
Often times, people want to bombard the bride with questions that someone else can easily answer. As the mother of the bride, take some pressure off your daughter and offer to be the go-to contact person for vendors and the wedding party.
You can get with your daughter so you have all the details of things she wants and expects so you can answer any questions and give her a break to focus on other things.
Help with Flowers
Helping the bride choose flowers is a great task for mother of the bride. Ultimately, it’s her decision, but she may need your input on what flowers will be best depending on the time of year of the wedding. Finding the right flowers is a big deal for any bride.
Help with Dress Picking
It’s tradition for mom to go with her daughter to try on wedding dresses. You can also help her decide on the style and colors for her bridesmaid dresses. You can check out Baby’s Breath Bridesmaids to find the right style and color for each woman.
Help with the Bridal Shower
Another task you can check off your mother of the bride checklist is helping with the bridal shower. Traditionally, parents of the bride don’t host the shower, however, you may choose to do so and that’s totally fine. If someone else hosts, you can offer to help with food or setting up.
While this is an exciting time in her life, your daughter may also feel stressed and overwhelmed. Be the supportive ear that she needs. Remind her how special she is. On the big day, tell her that she is the most beautiful bride. Be a shoulder to cry on and someone to vent to.
Other Mother of the Bride Duties
The most important of all the mother of the bride duties is to enjoy the experience. Sharing in your daughter’s special day will be a memory neither of you will ever forget. The role of mother of the bride is a wonderful one that you will cherish.
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