The Role of the Mother of the Bride

Mother of three Jacky Tucker is offering to take on the role for a bride who may not have a mother available to help. Jacky's daughter has said that she will not be getting married and Jacky is keen to make sure that she does not miss out on the chance to take on this important role.

I have also been contacted by brides who are keen to involve their mothers in the planning for their big day but are not sure how best to do this.  

Like other key wedding decisions you make it's important that you both decide together exactly what you want to ask the Mother of the Bride to take on. Even the most independent couples may welcome a helping hand so here are just a few things you could include on Mum's 'To Do' List:

  • Pull together the initial draft of the family section of the guest list. This could include help with trimming down the list and handling any tricky conversations with extended and distant family members
  • Accompany the bride wedding dress and accessory shopping
  • Assist with the selection of flowers and other important design and theme elements
  • If the bride and groom's parents have not met, arrange an informal get together - a great opportunity to discuss how best to help with the wedding plans
  • Accompany the bridesmaids to the ceremony
  • Walk the bride down the aisle in the absence of the bride's father
  • Arrange the transport and safekeeping of the wedding presents at the end of the reception

And last but by no means least....Provide the bride with a sounding board, emotional support, shoulder to cry on.....

Phew, quite a list!

Don't forget there's always help at hand for you and the Mother of the Bride from a professional wedding planner who can provide impartial input to your ongoing planning or step in on the day. You and mum can then relax and enjoy your special day!


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