15 ways to take care of yourself for your son’s wedding

15 ways to take care of yourself for your son’s wedding

A mother of the groom wrote to me about her upcoming son's wedding and an intimidating list of obstacles and issues riding along with the event. I could hear the oncoming train wreck miles and months away. When considering how to help her walk through these minefields, I realized that Continue reading

Rehearsal dinner budgets begin with this question

Rehearsal dinner budgets begin with this question

Your son is getting married and you've been asked to host the rehearsal dinner. Congratulations! One of the the first tasks should be to set a budget for this event, and the very first question that must be answered is: "What can I afford to spend?" Before we talk about the number of Continue reading

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 guest 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, 6.8 Continue reading