Traditional Mother Roles in Weddings

mother rolesCongratulations! You’re engaged, and the big day will be here before you know it. Between now and then, the details can seem overwhelming -but there is no need to despair! Your Mom is ready and able to help and give wise advice.

Your mother is probably almost as excited about your wedding as you are, and she is likely just waiting for you to ask for her to step in and help. There are some traditional ways the Mother-of-the-Bride typically assists her daughter in wedding planning. Here are some great ways to involve your mother, as well as to take some of the pressure off of you.

The Dress – The biggest decision for any bride is what she will wear. If you want to gauge the impact, a certain dress will make on your guests and future husband, Mom’s reaction will probably be a terrific guide. But what if you’re in sunny Tucson and Mom lives up north?

Technology is your friend! Texting photos or even engaging in a FaceTime chat from the bridal shop so Mom can watch as you try on dresses can make you both feel closer, and allow her to be a part of the special decision.

The Organizer – Let Mom help with all those calls to caterers, florists, photographers, musicians, planners, venues and clergy. She’ll be invaluable to help you stay organized while you navigate the choices. Make it fun by giving her a journal or notebook just for the wedding. That way, she can keep track of it all in one place, and it might even turn into a keepsake after the nuptials.

Guest Wrangler – Mom can help you make decisions about the guest list. She will know those family members from your side who need to be invited, and how to contact them. She can also help coordinate with the groom’s family to gather their information as well.

The Strong Shoulder – When you feel like all the planning and decision-making are just too much, Mom will be there. What better way to de-stress than to take a day away from the wedding frenzy with Mom? She’d be happy to accompany you to the spa, salon or anywhere else that might help you both relax and remember what a special time you are involved in – not to mention some wonderful bonding time!

Casas Adobes Flower Shop is your one-stop shop for bridal bouquets, centerpieces, venue décor, altar flowers – everything you need to decorate your day beautifully! Let us help you make gorgeous decisions regarding this part of your day – we look forward to seeing you soon!

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