You’re now a mother of the bride! Your daughter has announced her engagement, and it’s time to let the wedding planning commence. Each bride has different ideas regarding your role, so we have a few of the top mother of the bride tips to follow this year that will help you through this process.
Always Be Considerate of Their Budget
Once you’ve decided what parts of the wedding you will be paying for, provide the bride and groom with an exact dollar amount. It’s good to create a budget checklist to avoid any unwelcome surprises.
The bride and groom will then know what is in their budget so they can plan accordingly. Do a bit of investigating online to find a fair budget if you need to.
Keep Wedding Complaints To Yourself
Words of encouragement are what your daughter needs to hear. This day is for her and her soon-to-be husband. While you may point out if a specific cake flavor is tastier than another, keep most of the comments and complaints to yourself. After all, this gorgeous day meant to unite two families, not divide them over inconsequential details.
Don’t Leave Out the Mother of the Groom
Don’t forget to involve the mother of the groom. After all, her son is getting married too. Include the mother of the groom in the planning. It will create bonding time and an excellent opportunity for you and her to get to know each other better.
Pitching in Money Doesn’t Give You Control
This day is still about your daughter’s marriage and the couple’s special moments. Be content and understand that your money may not purchase what you’d like. Offering the bride and groom financial help doesn’t mean you’re an investor in their wedding. Don’t put a damper on things by trying to control their decisions.
Don’t Assume You’ll Be Involved in All Decisions
A wedding is a special day for the couple. As early as possible, sit down with your daughter and discuss questions like:
- What does she think mothers give their daughters on the big day?
- What decisions would she like you to be involved in making?
- What would she like you to do during the reception?
- What kind of mother of the bride gown is she hoping you’ll wear?
It may be challenging for you to hear, but respect the areas where she doesn’t want your input.
Follow these top mother of the bride tips, and you and your daughter should still have a great relationship when the wedding is all over. Then, all that’s left to do is celebrate the happy couple for eternity.