Wedding & Beauty

Grandma’s Gift to the Bride

Is your granddaughter getting married? This must be a very busy – yet exciting – time for you and everyone in your family! If you already have a dress to wear at the wedding, the next item on your agenda is the wedding present. What Present Should Grandma Give? Some grandmothers are not sure of […]

Preparing for Your Grandchild’s Wedding

Your granddaughter (or grandson) is finally getting married! This is truly and exciting time for you, especially if it is the first of your grandchildren to walk down the aisle. However, it can also be nerve- wracking, and that is understandable. How You Can Prepare This is certainly completely different when it was your son […]

Wedding Etiquette for a Grandmother

While the grandmother is typically not expected to actively participate in the wedding planning, she plays an important role as one of the oldest female relatives. In turn, the grandmother is expected to show proper etiquette at the wedding. Your grandchild is getting married! Do you feel as excited as when it was your son […]

The Role of the Grandmother of the Bride

Imagining your granddaughter walking down the aisle may very well be as exciting as when it was your daughter who got married. But now you’re not the mother of the bride, you’re the grandmother. And you may very well be wondering what your role will be on your precious grandchild’s big day. The Grandparents’ Role […]

The Role of the Stepmother of the Bride

The question about the stepmother’s role in the wedding has always been a gray area. There is no manual on this, and even with the advent of the world wide web, you won’t find any definitive etiquette guide for the stepmother of the bride or groom. Questions about the role of the stepmother of the […]

Hair and Make Up Tips for the Mother of the Bride (and Groom)

You have probably been dreaming of your son or daughter getting married since the day you breathed life to them. And while the bride and the groom are the most important people on that day, the parents – who brought them into this world – should not forget about themselves. How Important Is Makeup? Once […]

Wedding Gift Do’s and Don’ts

While weddings are one of the happiest celebrations, finding a gift for the new couple is not — especially if its your son or daughter who’s getting married! Wedding gift etiquette can get even more challenging¬†if its a destination wedding, only a wedding ceremony or only a reception, or if the couple has stated that […]

Mother of the Bride Do’s and Don’ts

The days leading up to your daughter or son’s wedding can be very exciting – and stressful. ¬†The peak of the business can often bring out emotions that lead to misunderstandings. Excitement, stress and emotions = Wedding Surely, your daughter’s wedding day will be one of your proudest. You are probably almost as giddy and […]

How To Handle A Difficult Daughter In Law

We cannot choose family. This is true – even with in laws! This is not a special case either – many mother- and daughter- in law pairs don’t seem to see eye to eye. And while much has been said about the difficult mother in law, there isn’t a lot of tips on how to […]

Mother and Daughter In Law Relationship Do’s and Dont’s

It is not uncommon for mothers and their daughters in law to have combative relationships. This wobbly relationship is brought about by power struggle, control and jealousy about the husband / son. Life Changing This marriage between the son and his wife if a big change – both for the other and her new daughter […]