9 inexpensive rehearsal dinner ideas and ways to find more

9 inexpensive rehearsal dinner ideas and ways to find more

I asked a few experienced friends for inexpensive rehearsal dinner ideas. Most of these are suggestions from real-life rehearsal dinners, second receptions or similar events. Most are best-suited for casual get-togethers. Since the number one rule of the rehearsal dinner is that it 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

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

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