T0-Do List for Mother of the Brides
Being the mother of the bride undoubtedly gives you an integral role to play in your daughter’s wedding. It gives you the responsibility to carry out the planning that goes on if you choose to accept the challenge.
There are two kinds of mother of the bride. Some tend to get actively involved to plan their daughter’s wedding chores while others avoid participating much. Doesn’t matter which grouping you fall in, there are still several things you can naturally handle. In fact, if your daughter involves you, most of the tasks become certainly easier.
These are various sweet ways for you to support her daughter:
1) S for Support and S for Shopping!!
When it comes to verdict a wedding dress, mothers can be the best partner as they could provide the most honest feedback. Their advice based on their experience could be a lot helpful for the bride. She can also share the link of some nice wedding dress available online.
2) Taking groom’s mother into confidence
Mother of the bride should contact the mother of the groom in order to discuss about how the planning is going so far. The most important thing to be discussed is spending of money, i.e., how the expenses would be distributed between both the families. The conversation regarding expenses could be turned into a dinner meeting making it a bit relaxed for both families to have an open discussion about how all things could be managed along with defined duties assigned to each family based on mutual consensus.
Moreover, both the mothers could decide to surprise their children with something unique like a surprise parent’s dance making bride, and groom rubs their eyes in disbelief. Moving forward, the groom’s mother should be informed about the dress that the bride would be wearing and could also be enquired about the groom’s suit.
3) Organizing the Guest List
Organizing the guest’s list is one of the most important responsibilities that eventually lie on the mother of the bride most of the time. Noting down the names and addresses of all the guests from both sides after consultation from groom’s side is a very important duty that must be carried out with perfection.
4) Help to finalize wedding budget
Like millions of drops make a river, small expenses can pile up into a really big amount at the end. Therefore, recording every expense is of great importance, and the mother of the bride could really well handle this duty. Setting a budget before finalizing the major decisions could be a great help in reducing the expense.
5) Arranging a convenient place for travelers
The wedding guests list definitely includes people from out of town. To accommodate them, mother of the bride can reserve hotel rooms for them. She should pick a nice hotel that is economical yet comfortable. She could keep good coordination with the management regarding the service of the hotel in order to make it the most convenient place to stay for the guests.
6) Selection of the menu
Choosing the menu dishes for the big day could be a difficult choice to make as you need to keep your guest’s taste preference in mind. Here as well, mother of the bride could use her experience and share her part in deciding the final menu.
All in all, being the most special lady to her daughter, the mother of the bride could help her daughter in deciding the floral arrangements followed by coordination with the event director. The person is responsible for managing the event and other such related personnel to inquire about how they plan to play their role in finalizing the event before the big day comes.
It nonetheless depends on how active the bride is. If the bride is a born planner, her mother would not have to worry much about the arrangements as it is being taken care of by the bride herself
It is. However, the mother of the bride’s duty to have some control in planning the arrangements but that being without enforcing one’s own likeness and taste i.e. giving the bride full sovereignty to make the final decision.