The Confetti guide for mothers of the bride. Everything you need to know about what to wear, duties and responsibilities and the big day. Congratulations! Your daughter’s tying the knot,…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: June 6, 2006
As soon as your daughter and her fiancé have set a date, sit down with them and discuss how you could be involved in, and contribute to their wedding. By talking this through at the beginning, you’ll…
What does a modern mother of the bride do?
If you’re playing by the traditional rules, (and plenty do) the answer is: a lot. Traditionally, the bride’s mother:
But nowadays, you don’t do it all on your own. Modern mums of the bride listen to the couple’s views and don’t interfere if their daughter insists on doing everything herself, and the groom’s parents may also get involved in the organising.
As soon as your daughter and her fiancé have set a date, sit down with them and discuss how you could be involved in, and contribute to their wedding. By talking this through at the beginning, you’ll avoid arguments later, when stress and time pressure come into play.
Try not to be upset if the couple insist on doing everything themselves. One of two things will doubtless happen. Either:
Not only is organising a wedding more of a collaborative process nowadays, mothers of the bride may also get to do a few things they didn’t do in the past. Today’s MOBs:
Might go on the hen night ‐‐ find out more in our Stags & Hens section.
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