3 simple steps to form (and fine-tune) the rehearsal dinner guest list

3 simple steps to form (and fine-tune) the rehearsal dinner guest list

Who is invited to the rehearsal dinner? This may be one of the first questions of the mother of the groom who often, but not always, plans this event. If you and your son's father are hosting the rehearsal dinner, working closely with the bride to develop the rehearsal dinner Continue reading

6 secrets to getting along with your ex-husband for your son’s wedding

6 secrets to getting along with your ex-husband for your son’s wedding

The chances that a mother of the groom will deal with an ex-husband in regards to her son’s wedding are, sadly, about one in two. Officially, it is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that tracks these statistics in the United States. According to the CDC, in 2011, Continue reading

5 popular places to find mother of the groom dresses

5 popular places to find mother of the groom dresses

You may have noticed that most searches for anything related to “mother of the groom” return “mother of the bride” results. Fortunately, when it comes to finding something to wear to your son’s wedding, we are looking for the same thing she is. Whenever I’m shopping for Continue reading

How I practiced to dance with my son at his wedding (not)

How I practiced to dance with my son at his wedding (not)

I can't say that the groom / mother dance was the first thing that came to mind when I heard my son was engaged to his dream girl. The rehearsal dinner and what I would wear were more immediate concerns. I thought about it soon though. And often. And my daughter-in-law brought Continue reading