Wedding Planning With Your Mother
Mothers usually love to be included in your wedding planning, but it can be tricky if you live far away and are coming home for your wedding.
Some Handy Hints
Here are a few suggestions to help make your mum a part of the lead up to your wedding day
- If you are buying your dress overseas or interstate, take photos of wedding dresses you’re considering and send them to your mother. Better still, if you can, call your mum on FaceTime, WhatsApp, etc. while you’re shopping so she can see the dresses you are trying on. You might have to take a friend with you to hold the phone so your mum can see you wearing the dresses. As well as a photo of each likely dress, also take photos of any detail such as lace, beading, etc. so she can have a closer look at the fabric
- Delegate some tasks to your mother. Ask her to arrange accommodation for people travelling a long way to be at your wedding, look into buses or taxis for getting guests to and from the venue and check out wedding cars or limousines if you’re thinking of hiring cars. Perhaps your mother could help with sourcing wedding favours and attaching name tags to them
- Send your mother a photo of the type of bouquet you like and ask her to get quotes for it and other wedding flowers
- Ask your parents whether there are any family traditions that you could include in your wedding or any special family items that you might use. If you are going to do “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”, your mother can probably help with that
- Send your mother a photo of your colour scheme. If your mum is getting a new dress for your wedding, she can make sure that her outfit won’t be the same colour as the bridesmaids’ dresses or clash with them
- If your mother has nice handwriting, perhaps she could handwrite names on place cards or write signs directing people to the ceremony area
Wedding planning with your mother can be an enjoyable experience for both of you.
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