mother of the groom

"Why did they even invite us if they didn't want to see us?" she asked me. Make sure you spend time with all of your guests
My youngest son -- the baby in our family -- got married last weekend. Was I ready? Is any mother ever ready?
Sure you're excited, but keep a lid on it Mom!
If you're a bride or a groom and searching for a wedding planner, here are a list of things that a planner probably won't be able to help you out with. And, if you are in a wedding party, or going to a wedding where a planner will be there, you should read this list too. Trust me.
The bride and groom want to depart for their honeymoon the morning after their wedding, and this MoG was hoping I'd tell her she's totally right and that the bride and groom are being tacky "abandoning" their guests. But she's wrong. Totally WRONG.
It's hard to be the mother of the groom. I've met some horrible, awful, really bad mothers of the groom at weddings over the years. Here are three of my favorite examples
I am not a fan of sneaky people during wedding planning. I answer to the brides and grooms who hire me and nobody else, unless they've been foolish enough to let their parents sign the contract.
Congratulations! Your baby's engaged! You may be wondering, what do I do now? Traditionally, there were very specific duties for the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom.
Planning a wedding, though wonderful and romantic, can be a very straining process and there are some small things you as a parent can do to make things a little bit easier on the bride and groom.
No matter how old you are, you'll always be your mom's baby -- even on your wedding day. Whether the two of you are sharing
With the holidays coming up, you might want to consider involving your M.I.L. in your planning process -- at least a little bit.
Are bridal attendant and guest expenses getting out of control? If you are mother of the bride or mother of the groom, how do you feel about these costs for friends and family members? What would you do about it?
Remember, your relationship with your mother-in-law is one that is going to last a long, long time. The more you can do to make it blossom, the better! (
Nobody really prepared me for this, or maybe I just don't mix with people who talk about it. So many people talk, instead, about how tough the planning is, and how it's so much better to have a small wedding and how so many people aren't even getting married anymore.
The long dress I was planning to wear to my son's wedding needed earrings. Not a necklace. Not a bracelet. Not a glitzy ring. I needed earrings with a presence.
Jon picked out his wedding attire in a half hour. I've devoted several all-day shopping trips to my wedding outfit and I'm still not done. Jon feels sorry for me. All that shopping. So many trips to the mall. So many trips into San Francisco. I feel even sorrier for Jon.