The Mother of the Bride

If you have ever planned a wedding, whether large or small, you know just how much hard work goes into orchestrating such an event.  Many brides who tied the knot this summer may have looked to their Mom’s for help.

Although the star of the show is always the beautiful bride, her mother often plays an important role. Providing emotional support or financial, she is very likely behind the scenes.

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Mother’s sometimes go unappreciated. We often take them for granted, especially around the time of “the big day.” Because so much is involved in planning a wedding it may be helpful to have your mother’s advice and opinions. You might not agree with all of them, but deep down most of us believe that mom really does know best.

Komarov has some great dresses that will be perfect for the wonderful mother of the bride (and groom)! http://www.komarovinc.com shows these and many more.

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Perhaps you are unsure about how involved you want your mother to be in the special day. If this is the case, why not skim through the list below with her. Provided by http://www.theknot.com, it can be a helpful tool to decide not only what you need, but how to honor mom as an integral part of the event. After all, your wedding is a big day for your parents too. The list is also a friendly reminder of some critical details that you will not want to overlook.

  • Help bride and groom scout out ceremony and wedding reception sites, and ask friends/family for vendor recommendations.
  • Serve as the main contact for wedding pros (especially if the wedding is taking place in your town and the bride lives elsewhere).
  • Help bride choose her wedding dress, trousseau, and wedding-night peignoir.
  • Compile and submit names and addresses of your family and friends to be included on the master guest list.
  • Talk to the groom’s family about whom they want to include on the guest list and manage the difficult task of limiting the number of guests, if necessary.
  • Help research family or ethnic traditions and heirlooms to incorporate into the ceremony or reception.
  • Determine what the bride wants you to wear on the big day and find a gorgeous mother of the bride dress. Then, consult with the groom’s mom on what you two will be wearing. You’ll both feel more comfortable if your elegance is in sync. Start looking for the perfect dress.
  • Attend (and possibly help organize) the bridal shower and the rehearsal dinner.
  • Escort the bride down the aisle if the bride’s father isn’t planning on it. (In a Jewish wedding both parents accompany the bride.)
  • In a Christian wedding, be seated in the first pew directly before the ceremony and leave the chapel first afterward.
  • Stand in the receiving line to greet guests; traditionally, as reception hostess, the mother of the bride heads up the line.
  • Sit at the parents’ table (if there is one).
  • Dance with the father of the bride (or other escort) and the groom during the formal first-dance sequence.
  • Remind the bride often how special she is and that she’ll be the most beautiful bride in history.
  • Let the bride cry on your shoulder anytime, day or night (you know, be a mom).

Here’s to all you brides out there and to your Moms and future Mother-in-laws too! May the day be perfect for all of you!

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2 thoughts on “The Mother of the Bride

  1. Oooooo… the last photo, the drifty muted shell pink… the exact colour I wore to my son’s wedding 3 years ago. How I wish I had known of Kamarov then, when I was still living in the States. Just beautiful, and exactly the image I was going for. Love it!

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