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Mother of the Bride

'Something Old' -- Eleven Ideas From the Mother of the Bride

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 01.10.2017 | Weddings
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall As the mother of the bride with lots of years to her credit (my past reaches deep into the twentieth century), I'm feelin...

When to Simply Say Thank You and Enjoy the Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.08.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

The wedding guest should consider herself much-loved and fortunate to have gotten the invitation to stay at the wedding venue, and to accept it and enjoy it. While she certainly doesn't want to take advantage of a good friend, it would be very rude to insist on paying for her room at their daughter's wedding at this point, especially since she's already offered, and they've already declined.

How This Blind Mom Was Able To See Her Daughter Walk Down The Aisle

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 05.16.2016 | Weddings

When Joy Hoke's daughter got engaged in October 2014, she was beyond excited -- but also saddened that she wouldn't be able to see her only daughter w...

10 Things Not To Do When Your Daughter Gets Engaged

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.12.2015 | Weddings

A third of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, according to WeddingWire. And it makes sense: Families and friends are gath...

To Mom, Before My Wedding Day

Lindsay Henry | Posted 10.12.2016 | Women
Lindsay Henry

Carefully tearing the wrapping paper, I opened the gift and immediately felt my heartstrings tug on my tear ducts. Inside a white shadow box lined with copies of our wedding and shower invitations was an ivory purse, sparkling with beads and heavy with memories.

10 Things a Wedding Planner Is Not

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 10.07.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

If you're a bride or a groom and searching for a wedding planner, here are a list of things that a planner probably won't be able to help you out with. And, if you are in a wedding party, or going to a wedding where a planner will be there, you should read this list too. Trust me.

Mom Saves Letter For 20 Years To Give To Daughter On Her Wedding Day

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weddings

When Brooke Zugg was just 18 months old, her adoptive mother wrote her a simple but sentimental letter that was to be saved and opened on her wedding ...

Sneaky Has No Place in Wedding Planning

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.15.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I am not a fan of sneaky people during wedding planning. I answer to the brides and grooms who hire me and nobody else, unless they've been foolish enough to let their parents sign the contract.

15 Adorable BFF Moments Between Newlyweds And Their Moms

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 05.08.2015 | Weddings

If you've been blessed with a mom who is also your bestie, there's no better person to stand beside you on the big day. With Mother's Day in mind, ...

What's Your Role? Modern Tips for the Mother of the Bride & Groom

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 05.01.2016 | Weddings
Cheryl Seidel

Congratulations! Your baby's engaged! You may be wondering, what do I do now? Traditionally, there were very specific duties for the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom.

Vendor Shopping: More Than "What Do You Charge?"

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Never send an email that says "What do you charge?" or any other form of that question. Sure, you need to know the costs to see if you can even afford the vendor -- I get it. But you aren't picking up a pair of shoes here.

This Is What It Takes To Be A Top-Notch Mother Of The Bride

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 04.06.2015 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

Who Pays for What?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There is an old saying that you should always remember: "He who has the gold, makes the rules." Basically, if the parents are writing the checks, they are also writing the rules.

6 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To Your Mother-In-Law

BRIDES | Posted 01.22.2015 | Weddings

Sometimes it seems that mother-in-laws were put on the planet for the sole purpose of driving brides crazy.

How to Stay in Your Lane During the Planning Process

Summer McLane | Posted 11.11.2014 | Weddings
Summer McLane

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that their aunt or mom's best friend 'did' weddings, I'd be able to retire. People attend weddings and don't realize how much work actually goes into making them successful.

6 Wedding Tips for Parents of the Happy Couple

Reflective Bride | Posted 09.17.2014 | Weddings
Reflective Bride

Planning a wedding, though wonderful and romantic, can be a very straining process and there are some small things you as a parent can do to make things a little bit easier on the bride and groom.

It's Never Too Late to Date

Elyse Jacobs | Posted 09.10.2014 | Fifty
Elyse Jacobs

Mother of the bride, I thought, Perhaps a sign that I am next. While signs are highly overrated, hope is needed to stay the course.

These Wedding Photos Will Make You Want To Give Your Mom A Big Ol' Hug

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 05.11.2014 | Weddings

No matter how old you are, you'll always be your mom's baby -- even on your wedding day. Whether the two of you are sharing a private pre-wedding ...

3 Tips for Talking Wedding Budget

Maureen R. Goldman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Weddings
Maureen R. Goldman

When you are planning your own wedding (and likely even if you're not) it has to be done and done well. Don't be scared -- with these three fool-proof tips, you can do it!

How To Deal With Divorced Parents During Wedding Planning

Renee Strauss | Posted 04.21.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

The problem is that even when it comes to planning a happy occasion like a wedding, it can be very difficult to take feelings and treat them like inanimate objects -- you can't just put them in a drawer or lock them away for a period of time.

Bringing Mom To Help You Shop for a Wedding Dress: Too Much Drama?

Erica Laudon | Posted 03.11.2014 | Weddings
Erica Laudon

Your mom can be a great source of advice because she knows you so well, or she may have ideas in her head that conflict directly with your vision.

Are Weddings Getting Too Costly For Guests? Tips For Keeping Costs Low

Erica Laudon | Posted 02.11.2014 | Weddings
Erica Laudon

Are bridal attendant and guest expenses getting out of control? If you are mother of the bride or mother of the groom, how do you feel about these costs for friends and family members? What would you do about it?

How to Avoid Wedding Fights With Your Mom

Renee Strauss | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Whether it be a very short engagement or one that lasts for a year(s), once it is over, it is over. And it is best to ensure that the relationships endure -- especially the bond you have with your mother.

It Took 137 People To Get This Woman To Her Daughter's Wedding

Posted 11.22.2013 | Weddings

A week before her daughter's wedding, UK woman Frances Wilkins was rushed to the hospital, unable to move her arms and suffering from a very painful h...

Picking Out Your Mom's Dress for the Wedding: More Drama

Erica Laudon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings
Erica Laudon

So what do you do if you really dislike the dress Mom has already picked out? And if you're the Mom whose daughter picked out your dress, how do you let the bride know you want to wear something else?