6 Wedding Planning Tasks for Moms

Wedding planning isn’t just an important event for the bride and groom, but for their moms as well. In fact, moms are probably more excited than the couple as they are likely more dreaming of their daughter or son’s wedding day longer that they have. However, with things becoming more modern these days, children are getting more independent, wanting to lead the planning of everything in their life, especially their own wedding. As a result, the role of moms falls into a more of a supportive role.

6 Wedding Planning Tasks for Moms

If you’re one of those moms, don’t worry as there are a lot of ways to help your children plan for their wedding without taking too much control of the process. Here’s how to do just that:

  1. Be the contact with the vendors. As the mother, you probably have attended a lot of weddings in the past. That means you’re aware about the ins and outs of the planning process and probably know where to find the right wedding team to ensure that your daughter or son’s wedding goes off without a hitch. Contact all the wedding vendors you know (bakers, photographers, videographers, and florists) as well as friends who can point you to the best wedding teams in town.
  2. Assist with the guest list. With all the tasks that come along with planning a wedding, creating the guest list is probably one of the hardest and most time-consuming. Lift some load off your son or daughter’s shoulder by helping in creating the right guest list. Since you’re the mother, you’re the one who’s “in the know.” You know how many kids does aunt Maya have now; if Mr. and Mrs. Adams are already divorced; if cousin Sheila already got married; or if uncle Tom is still alive. You also know how to spell their names with correct titles or terms of respect.
  3. Help with the invitations. In addition to creating the guest list, volunteer to help the couple choose their wedding invitation, put address on it for RSVP, and mail them. Also offer help for keeping track of the responses – sending responses when guests send back their response cards and/or following up with those who have not yet responded.
  4. Provide dress shopping support. If you’re the mother of the bride, be there when she’s choosing her wedding dress. The last thing that brides-to-be want to do is to go dress shopping alone! Even though your daughter knows what she wants for a dress, she’ll still need your advice when it comes to choosing the right one. In addition to the dress, you would also want to help her get the perfect headband, veil, tiara, and jewelry that match her dress.
  5. Help find the right venue. It takes a lot of research and phone calls to find that perfect venue for the wedding. And with all the many things that the bride and groom must worry about, they wouldn’t want to spend most of their wedding planning days in searching for the right wedding place. To lighten their load, volunteer to help them with contacting venues and finding all the necessary details they need to make the selection process much easier.
  6. Participate in planning the party. If you’re creative enough, participate in choosing the wedding decorations, wedding theme, party essentials, including flowers, event lighting, table cloths, burlap table runner, menu plans, and party favors, as well as other things to make the venue more amazing and the wedding unforgettable. If you run out of ideas, you can visit craftyweddingdecor.com website for design tips and other ideas.

Wedding Tips: Dressing the Bride’s Mom

When it comes to planning a wedding, we know that finding the perfect wedding dress is one of the first and foremost things that brides must decide. And I believe that now, you’re already busy shopping for that perfect dress for your special day, right? Well, that’s great! But while you’re busy looking for wedding dress, have you thought about what your mom would wear on your big day?

Weddings are a beautiful event celebrated with families and friends. Although they don’ want to steal the spotlight from you, your guests, particularly your mom, would also want to look pretty on your big day. So, once you choose your gown, I believe you would want to help your mom find her perfect dress, too. If you don’t have any idea, though, fret not. The following are some tips on how brides could help their moms find their perfect wedding dresses!

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Encourage her to shop early.

One of the common mistakes of mothers when it comes to planning a wedding is they shop for dress in the last few weeks before the wedding. They don’t realize that it could take months to order a dress and get the alterations they need. As the bride, you should encourage your mom to order her dress as early as possible to make sure that the dress fits perfectly well, and if it doesn’t, there’s still plenty of time to fix it. Also tell her that it’s okay for her to look for mother’s dresses even if you, the bride, haven’t selected your gown yet.

Help her to find the right wedding dress.

Sometimes, moms tend to put themselves last because in reality, they don’t know what to do when it comes to choosing what to wear and making themselves presentable. Most moms get pressured because of the fact that they no longer have the same body as before.  Since you’re the daughter and the one with knowledge of the latest fashion, help her to find that perfect dress to wear on your special day. One way is to look through bridal magazines and websites. You can also visit a few wedding boutiques near your place.

Ask her what she wants.

Even though you have a wedding motif, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your mom’s dress should match the color of your wedding theme. Ask her what design and color of dresses is she comfortable wearing. This will not only make her feel good and beautiful, but it will also allow her to enjoy more of your special day. Let her pick the color of choice that she wants, but of course, it’s also crucial to guide her choices. You mom can definitely wear any color that she wants as long as it’s complementary with bridesmaid dresses and your wedding palette.

While weddings are usually focused on the bride and groom, it’s also an important event for parents, too! Spending some time with your parents, especially your mom, during the planning process can be a great experience that you can treasure for a lifetime.