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

How I practiced (not) for the dance with the groom

How I practiced (not) for the dance with the groom

I can't say that the dance with the groom 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