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 […]

Mother of the Bride vs Mother of the Groom: How Their Roles Differ

One of the biggest challenges mothers today face — other than finding that perfect dress and matching shoes for their children’s big day — is the changing times. Wedding trends vary and change year after year — and along with that the etiquette surrounding weddings, and people’s roles also change. Many moms are caught between […]

Should the grandmother be invited to the bridal shower?

The very simple and easy answer to this is YES! The grandmother of the bride and groom should be invited to the bridal shower. And if health, proximity or other factors will allow, the grandmother should attend.   The purpose behind having a bridal shower is to “shower” the bride with gifts that will help her […]

How to help your daughter prepare for her wedding

Preparing for a wedding is stressful for everyone involved, but nobody is going to be more stressed than the bride. If your daughter is getting married and feeling overwhelmed, here are three things that you can do to help, as the mother of the bride: 1. Listen The biggest mistake mothers of the bride make […]

Staying stress-free in the lead-up to a wedding

Whether you’re the bride, the groom, family, or a close friend, a wedding can be an intense experience to be a part of — especially if you have responsibilities in the preparation for and execution of the big day. If you’re not properly prepared for the experience, you’re going to be stressed on the day […]

Getting it perfect: 3 tips to avoid last-minute wedding trouble

When you’re planning the big day, it’s easy to let one or two little details fall through the cracks, even with all the help and focus in the world. There’s simply so much to know, do, remember, and follow up on. So to ensure your special day is as perfect as possible, follow these three […]

The importance of a wedding planner

Anyone who has been through it will tell you, a wedding is a massive undertaking. There are so many things that must be done to prepare, and it can be rather hectic for quite a while. For this reason, a wedding planner can be your very best friend. A real-life example In the case of […]

Understanding body shape when choosing a flattering style

When it comes to clothing, the term “one size fits all” rarely applies – maybe to scarves or hats, but certainly not to dresses. While the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom need to take care not to detract from the attention the happy couple will be getting, this special day […]

Coordinating the mother of the bride dresses and mother of the groom dresses

Now that you’ve found your dream dress, it’s time to think about what the other women in your wedding party will wear. To look cohesive, it’s a good idea to get the women in your life some suggestions. The women in your life may have very different tastes, and there’s a lot of important women […]

Managing stress as a mother of the bride

While the spotlight is on the bride in the minutes, hours, and days leading up to a wedding, it’s easy to forget that she’s not the only one with a mile-long to-do list and a matching mountain of stress. Sending out invites, securing a venue, sorting through catalogs of mother of the bride dresses the […]