Today’s modern bride doesn’t always rely on mom and dad to foot the bill for the wedding. With brides getting married later in life, many are self-sufficient and enjoy paying for their own wedding expenses. However, it is still important to keep the mother of the bride involved in the wedding plans.
Below are some of the best-suited duties for the mothers of the bride that will leave them feeling loved and like they contributed something special to the memorable day. Remember, this is a tremendous day for the mother of the bride as well.
Guest List Involvement
The guest list is critical and the mother of the bride will have much to say about who is and is not to be invited. This is a great way to incorporate the mother-in-law too so that she feels involved as well.
Help with Menu Planning
Even if your mother is not a foodie, today’s mom wants to be involved in selecting a critical element of the wedding. The menu is one of the biggest elements of the wedding. Invite your mom to attend the food sampling and cake testing – she will love trying all of the goodies and may introduce some great ideas.
With so much stress in your life and a busy maid-of-honour, allow your mother to be in charge of organizing some time to de-stress you and a select few from the wedding party. Even more intimate, join your mom for a spa day that she put together and is proud to share with her beloved daughter. Lasting memories can be made while getting mani’s and pedi’s together.
Assist with the Bridal Shower
While it may not be the best of etiquette for the mother of the bride to throw the bridal shower, allowing her to be in charge of a major component is always a nice touch. Traditional etiquette shows that mothers of the bride should never be the host of the to-do, but can contribute funds and ideas to cash-strapped bridesmaids who are feeling a little shy on creativity. Be sure your mom is recognized at the shower – which will make her feel even more special.