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.
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.
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.
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.
Each and every year, I encounter a few MoBs who want to plant themselves right smack in the middle of the whole wedding planning process and make everything take three times as long to organize and execute.
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?
There is no question that when your adult children tell you they are going to get married it is SUPPOSED to be a time of celebrations, toasts, and exciting plans for the upcoming wedding. But what do you do if you think your kids are making a mistake and you don't like who they've chosen to marry?
While brides know that nothing is more "en vogue" than casual, nontraditional celebrations at all budgets and that wedding "rules" are now meant to be broken, this is still coming as news to many a mother out there.