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Mother of the Groom

What "Obligations" Do Brides and Grooms Have to Their Wedding Guests?

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

The bride and groom want to depart for their honeymoon the morning after their wedding, and this MoG was hoping I'd tell her she's totally right and that the bride and groom are being tacky "abandoning" their guests. But she's wrong. Totally WRONG.

3 Unbelievable Stories Of Mothers Of The Groom Behaving Badly

BRIDES | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

It's hard to be the mother of the groom. I've met some horrible, awful, really bad mothers of the groom at weddings over the years. Here are three of my favorite examples

Sneaky Has No Place in Wedding Planning

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.16.2015 | 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 05.01.2015 | 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.

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.

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 ...

5 Ways To Include Your Mother-In-Law When Wedding Planning

Renee Strauss | Posted 02.15.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

With the holidays coming up, you might want to consider involving your M.I.L. in your planning process -- at least a little bit.

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 Deal With A Difficult Mother-In-Law

Xochitl Gonzalez | Posted 11.18.2013 | Weddings
Xochitl Gonzalez

Remember, your relationship with your mother-in-law is one that is going to last a long, long time. The more you can do to make it blossom, the better! (

I Miss My Son's Wedding

Carol Smaldino | Posted 09.30.2013 | Fifty
Carol Smaldino

Nobody really prepared me for this, or maybe I just don't mix with people who talk about it. So many people talk, instead, about how tough the planning is, and how it's so much better to have a small wedding and how so many people aren't even getting married anymore.

Am I Too Old For Splashy Earrings?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Falconer Newhall

The long dress I was planning to wear to my son's wedding needed earrings. Not a necklace. Not a bracelet. Not a glitzy ring. I needed earrings with a presence.

Why I Will Never Wear High Heels

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 07.21.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Jon picked out his wedding attire in a half hour. I've devoted several all-day shopping trips to my wedding outfit and I'm still not done. Jon feels sorry for me. All that shopping. So many trips to the mall. So many trips into San Francisco. I feel even sorrier for Jon.

Motherly Love! 17 Amazing Mother-Daughter Moments

Posted 05.12.2013 | Weddings

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms out there! They're the first people you call when you get engaged, the people you vent to when wedding...

The Most Difficult Mother-Of-The-Groom Task

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.24.2013 | Weddings
Barbara Falconer Newhall

I got started on the project several weeks ago. I put on my best bra and a pair of knee-high nylon stockings and headed off to downtown San Francisco.

4 Ways To Take The Stress Out Of Wedding Planning

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Weddings
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

While wedding planning can be an exciting time for you and your family, sometimes it's easy to lose sight of why you're planning it in the first place.

The Amazing Moment I Shared With My Son's Fiancée

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 05.04.2013 | Weddings
Barbara Falconer Newhall

The three of us took the dress upstairs to a bedroom and closed the door. Peter's bride slipped the dress over her head. Christina zipped her into it. It didn't fit, of course. But my daughter-in-law-to-be looked beautiful in it.

An Eddy In Time

Lynn O'Rourke Hayes | Posted 09.16.2012 | Fifty
Lynn O'Rourke Hayes

I wondered if there wasn't something important, meaningful I should say. Some kind of pre-nuptial, motherly advice I could offer. But it wasn't required.

6 Things Every Mother-Of-The-Groom Needs To Do

Ann Blumenthal Jacobs | Posted 10.25.2012 | Weddings
Ann Blumenthal Jacobs

You've just hung up the phone and you can't believe it: your son has just told you he is getting married. Hopefully, you're thrilled (some mothers are, some not-so much) but now you are faced with an interesting question: as the Mother-of-the-Groom what are you supposed to do next?

The New Rules For Mothers Of The Bride And Groom

Sharon Naylor | Posted 01.03.2012 | Weddings
Sharon Naylor

Today's mothers of the bride and groom often find themselves caught between what they thought their roles were going to be and what they're being asked to do by the bride and groom.