Responsibilities of the Mother of the Bride & Mother of the Groom
Your daughter or son have announced that they are getting married, picked a date, and are now ready to start planning the big day. The first thing you might be thinking is "what can I do to help"? This is a quick overview of the responsibilities that you may be responsible for during this exciting time!
Expect to help the bride plan her wedding. You will be there to help the bride make decisions every step of the way. Keep in mind that your option counts but your daughter and her groom have the final say. This is a quick list of a few things the bride may need help making decisions on:
Remember to contact the Mother-of-the-Groom. Start with a phone call to extend congratulations to the family on this exciting news. Also keep her updated on decisions being made through out the planning process.
You will also need to find your dress. Once you pick a dress and color make sure to tell Mother-of-the-Groom the gown style and color.
During the Ceremony you may have a few other responsibilities. You may be lighting family candle before the entrance of the wedding party. Also, if the Bride and Groom decide to have a receiving line after ceremony traditionally the bride and grooms parents are also there to greet the wedding guests.
A great tip for the Mother of the Groom is to stay in contact with the Mother of the Bride. Start with finding out if the Bride and Groom have a number of guests that they are planning on inviting to the wedding. Then provide a guest list with keeping in mind the number of guests they will be accommodating in mind. Include the guest's full name and addresses. You will also want to help with planning reservations for out of
Find out what color and style the mother of the brides dress is. You will want to coordinate without matching her dress. You may also want to ask the Bride if she has a preference on the color or style of your dress.
Traditionally the Grooms parents take charge of the rehearsal dinner. Talk to the Bride and Groom about hosting, planning and paying for the rehearsal dinner in advance.
During the Ceremony you also have a few responsibilities. You may be lighting family candle before the entrance of the wedding party. Also if the Bride and Groom decide to have a receiving line after ceremony traditionally the bride and grooms parents are also there to greet the wedding guests. You will want to introduce guests from the groom's side to the bride, if she has not had an opportunity to meet them yet.