Mother of the Bride Rules

mother rolesCongratulations! Your little girl is planning her wedding day, and this bittersweet day for mom comes with a lot of expectations. Being the mother of the bride (or MOB) has changed quite a bit over the years; and while mothers did most of the wedding planning several decades ago, the bride and groom are the primary planners now. This can cause hurt feelings for a Mom who would like to see things a certain way; as well as to be as involved as possible, Here are some tips to help you to navigate this special time with ease and grace – and to reach the day of the wedding as close as you ever were.

Responsibilities of the mother of the bride:

Most importantly, be an attentive listener, an enthusiastic supporter and a constant source of compliments and encouragement.

Make sure your daughter and her fiancé understand what they can expect from you financially; and discuss what the total budget is so you can compile a reasonable guest list.

Ask your daughter to accompany her in finding her dress, as well as all of her accessories. It is the best mother-daughter shopping trip of them all. If you aren’t local, video chat!

Ask your daughter what she would like you to wear, then select your mother-of-the-bride dress as soon as possible. Contact the mother of the groom to coordinate.

Moms are great to follow up with the invitations and responses, and to get an accurate guest count. She can also be in charge of booking blocks of hotel rooms for out of town guests; and airport transportation if necessary.

Choosing the flowers for your wedding day is a fun and creative effort, and Peoples Flowers is looking forward to meeting with you – and your mom – to begin! For any Albuquerque area wedding, we are your one-stop floral source, ready to design gorgeous bouquets and classic centerpieces. Stop in today!