How I practiced (not) for the groom and mother dance

How I practiced (not) for the groom and mother dance

I can't say that the groom and 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 it Continue reading

What gift should the groom’s mom bring to a bridal shower?

What gift should the groom’s mom bring to a bridal shower?

Proper wedding etiquette can be difficult to determine in a culture where "anything goes" is the new black. What sort of gift should the mother of the groom bring to a bridal shower? Answering this question isn't as easy as you may think. Some have asked if it is appropriate for Continue reading

Who hosts and pays for the rehearsal dinner?

Who hosts and pays for the rehearsal dinner?

Traditionally, the rehearsal dinner is hosted and paid for by the groom's parents and the planning is largely handled by the mother of the groom. In fact, if there is anything most people expect the mother of the groom to do, this is it. However, it is becoming more common either for Continue reading

4 secrets to wedding budgeting for the mother of the groom

4 secrets to wedding budgeting for the mother of the groom

The ever moving target of who pays for what can cause confusion when the mother of the groom approaches wedding budgeting. Occasionally, expenses are shared for in the traditional manner: the bride's parents pay for the wedding and reception and the groom's parents pay for the Continue reading