What is the best part of celebrations? And well a simple answer is, having someone to celebrate it with. A big part of Weddings are families and friends coming together to bless the couple. It is a Mother’s dream come true to see the apple of her eye as a Bride. There is so much, which the Mother of the Bride can contribute to, and some small tips for her especially to make the Wedding a celebration of a lifetime:
Tips to Remember
1. Plan well
There is so much to do in Weddings, and every wedding is perfect but better planning could smoothen the process. The Mother of the Bride could start with having a heart-to-heart dialog with her daughter and son-in-law; this will enable to have the couple’s wish-list as the core of the ceremony. If there is anything, which you have in mind, you could always guide the couple. The Mother could help with researching and planning for the Photographer; after all with everything in place, you do need it captured well too. Once the photographer is finalized the Mother could share the couple’s wish-list, which will help the photographer follow the same.
The heart of the ceremony is the Couple, and it is important to reflect and play the role of being as supportive as possible. The couple would appreciate if there were no streaks of being a control freak.
Every bit of the ceremony needs the parents-in-law to be in sync. Hence teaming-up could really help in a big way. The Mother of the Bride could take the initiative to interact and keep both sides update about rituals, guest lists, invitations, wedding attire, the wedding photographer, tasks to be shared etc. The shade of being competitive could most definitely be avoided after all it is not the team which does better, it is a collective effort will make the celebration a memorable one for the couple.
4. Reduce Stress
Weddings and stress is a possibility. And the Mother of the Bride could remember the “Keep Calm” Mantra and help the couple with reducing any stress during the organizing and on the wedding day. Play the cool and calm Mom, and have that soothing stress-free affect for the event, this will help during the occasion in a big way.
Adornments and attire by both the Moms-in-law needs to be shared, complimenting the colors and hues of the Brides’ attire could make it really vibrant.
Family and friends, who are an integral part of the wedding, need to feel that warmth. Introductions to the couple and the families are in order. Plan your guest lists well, share the guest lists and also keep the Photographer informed so that no member is left out from being captured.