Mother of the Bride Duties

Your little girl is all grown up and getting married! Of course you want to be there for her every step of the way. Here are some great ways to help.

Research Venues

There are probably numerous places the bride and groom have their eye on. Help narrow the list by calling the venues, asking logistical questions and getting price estimates.

Find the “Something Old”

It’s tradition for the bride to have something old and borrowed on her big day. Find something to give her that is meaningful and has been in the family for a long time. This could be jewelry, a headpiece or even something you saved from your own wedding day.

Help Her Pick the Dress

Make appointments at several bridal shops and help your daughter try on dresses. Give her honest feedback, but know it’s ultimately her decision. If you live far away, ask her to email you pictures of dresses she likes and provide feedback over the phone.

Organize the Guest List

There’s a lot on the bride’s mind, and it might be hard for her to think of everyone who should be invited to the wedding. Make a list of family members and friends whom she should consider inviting, and help her narrow down the list to the size of the wedding.

Keep Track of RSVPs

Put your address on the invitations and create a spreadsheet of all the RSVPs. This way the bride can focus on other planning aspects and just check in with you on who can and cannot attend.

Make the Guest Book

Add a DIY touch to her big day by making a guest book that the newlywed couple can bring home and look back on for years to come. There are plenty of creative ideas on Pinterest!

Get Her Ready on the Big Day

Assist your daughter with getting into her wedding dress and putting on her jewelry before the ceremony. Having you there by her side while she gets ready will make this time extra special.

Keep the Wedding Guests Happy

The bride will be very busy at the wedding. Help guide guests from the ceremony to the reception and be the go-to person for any questions they may have.

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