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Mother of the Bride

3 Tips for Talking Wedding Budget

Maureen R. Goldman | Posted 03.20.2014 | 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 02.20.2014 | 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?

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! (

Surviving the Dreaded Momzilla

Stacie Martin | Posted 11.10.2013 | Weddings
Stacie Martin

Brides tend to forget how emotionally invested mothers can be as her little princess gets married. Momzillas come in different shapes and forms, but all need to be regarded carefully as to not risk the relationship between mother and daughter.

How I Became A Superstar Mother-In-Law

Robin Rouse | Posted 10.07.2013 | Weddings
Robin Rouse

In this day and age, it should not have come as a surprise that the big announcement arrived via email: "Loved Ones, we just wanted to let you know th...

If You Think a Bridesmaid Is Going to Cause Drama, Dump the Bridesmaid

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.14.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I just heard a horrible story from a girlfriend of mine who is getting married in five weeks. Her sister-in-law (not her future SIL, her brother's wi...

10 Annoying Things Your Mom May Do On Your Wedding Day

Bitchless Bride | Posted 07.24.2013 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

I'm not a mother of the bride (MOB) hater, but even with that disclaimer, I guarantee that this article will not make me very popular amongst you moms...

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...

PHOTOS: 10 Totally Awesome Mom Moments

Posted 05.11.2013 | Weddings

By Carly Totten for Lover.ly We love moms! There is something about Mother's Day that makes us want to say it a little louder and a whole lot more ...

6 Things You Must Do The Day Before The Wedding

www.glamour.com | Posted 04.11.2013 | Weddings

The hours leading up to your wedding should be totally serene—and they will be, if you take care of these six things the day before!...

This Is Supposed To Be A Mother Of The Bride?

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty

This is supposed to be a mother of the bride? That was our first thought when a Huffington Post reader pointed out some very fetching dresses ...

Why I Made My Daughter Buy Fancy Wedding Shoes

Sally Friedman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Weddings
Sally Friedman

Resting in the back of Nancy's former bedroom closet, our daughter's wedding slippers now bore the unmistakable marks of an outdoor wedding on a summer day.

5 Lessons For Every Mother Of The Bride

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 04.29.2013 | Weddings
Janice Van Dyck

The difference between mother of the bride and mother-in-law comes down to just one day.

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.

5 Things Every Bride Should Be Thankful For

Bitchless Bride | Posted 01.21.2013 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

What are you, bridey, thankful and grateful for? If you find yourself stumped, please allow me to give you a few ideas

Why BOTH Of You Should Plan The Wedding

madamenoire.com | Posted 11.09.2012 | Weddings

When my friend Lauren was planning her wedding, her mom was doing the most....

When Your Children Marry

Sonia Taitz | Posted 12.23.2012 | Weddings
Sonia Taitz

She has chosen her partner, and --appropriately -- our most personal conversations have ended for now. Should her feelings swell, negatively or positively, the first person she will share them with is her new husband.

Got In-Laws? Get a Game Plan!

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Reading a person's body language, listening to what they say to one another and how they say it and noticing who is talking to whom about what can give good information about them and their relationships.