Can the mother of the groom host a bridal shower? Yes!

Can the mother of the groom host a bridal shower? Yes!

Traditionally, it has been considered poor form for family members of either the bride or the groom to host a shower since, as one mother of the bride friend points out, it is essentially asking for gifts. Even more traditionally, “back in the day,” there was only one shower, 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

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