Begin the best daughter-in-law relationship during the engagement

Begin the best daughter-in-law relationship during the engagement

Between the excitement of the engagement announcement and the serious sleeves-rolled-up wedding planning, the mother of the groom has a one-of-a-kind, but narrow, window in which to strengthen the relationship with the bride and her family.  This is a great time to get to know Continue reading

Engagement party may be hosted by the groom’s parents

Engagement party may be hosted by the groom’s parents

An engagement party provides a lovely opportunity for families and friends to become better acquainted while also celebrating the future of the bride and groom. Although this event is traditionally hosted by the bride's parents, as with nearly all other wedding customs, the rules are Continue reading

Congratulatory call is first task for mother of the groom

Congratulatory call is first task for mother of the groom

“She said yes!” This was thrilling news for me. Not only were my son’s dreams coming true, but he had chosen a beautiful, wonderful girl who would be a loving, solid addition to our family. What mother of the groom doesn’t want that? If you’re into checklists, item number one for Continue reading