May 31, 2012
Congratulations, your little girl is getting married! Being the mother of the bride (MOB) is not an easy role as your daughter and your future son-in-law probably have their own vision of their wedding ceremony and it may differ dramatically from yours.
Here are some tips which may help avoid many “animated” discussions with the happy couple and will ensure that your daughter’s Special Day is truly amazing…for both of you.
- First and foremost, be a warm listener, confidant, cheerleader and a source of support for your daughter. You want to help the couple with the planning but at the same time you want them to enjoy the entire process. So unless asked be careful that you don’t take over. Just offer assistance, if asked.
- Ask your daughter what you can do to help. Discuss the wedding budget and what you are willing to pay for; help manage the guest list, plan a shower, make phone calls; manage the invitations and RSVPs, etc. Just be available to help with any tasks that are worrying the couple, should they ask for your help
- Embark on an adventure to help your daughter find the wedding dress that will transform her into a stunning bride and delight at how beautiful your daughter is. This will require the patience of Job and the determination of Steven Jobs. Be honest, yet supportive. Also let the bride help choose the style and the look she wants for you.
- Help your daughter and her groom select a venue and suppliers based on their wedding style, budget and vision. Your experience will definitely come in handy. Today it’s all about choosing the right venue that matches the couple’s expectations, selecting the right suppliers to create their dream wedding and of course sharing thoughts about the theme they have chosen. Help with decisions on which supplier to book but try desperately not to interfere. After all, this isn’t your day
Your daughter is asking for your opinion and possibly for some advice on helping her plan her wedding day. But remember, she is about to become someone’s wife, she is no longer your little girl, so walk carefully and speak softly when offering your suggestions.
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