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IWC Top Tips For The Mother Of The Bride/Groom

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The mother of the bride/groom role is a happy one and something to be extremely proud of. Watching your son or daughter get married will be an amazing experience and is going to melt your heart and leave you with some wonderful memories.

So, how do you conduct yourself during the planning and what should you do on the day? Read our top tips below for inspiration.

Planning

· Be careful where you assert your opinions during the months of wedding planning. It’s an emotional time and can be quite overwhelming for all. Always keep at the forefront of your mind that it’s your daughter’s/son’s wedding, not yours.
· Be clear with the jobs you’d like to take charge of but be sensitive when asking.
· Don’t invite long lost aunts, uncles, cousins. In fact, don’t invite any guests without liaising with the couple first. It’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement of your son or daughters’ special day, but remember, it’s their day.

On the day

· Be extra supportive and prepared on the wedding day. Have a survival kit and, ‘just in cases,’ to hand. Stash some tissues in your purse, mints, and energy bars. Safety pins, and paracetamol are also handy to have. In fact, bring along anything you think they may need last minute.
· Be there to play host. The wedding couple are the focus of the day, but it will be difficult for them to mingle and chat with everyone. Be there side kick and take the time to talk to guests and thank them for coming.

Lastly, be the wonderful, amazing mum you’ve always been. Your son or daughter will be relying on your wisdom, advice, and emotional support during the planning, and on the biggest day of their lives.

For us, your main job is very simple; to support and tell your son or daughter how much you love them.

Ready to start helping your son or daughter to plan their dream wedding? We’re here to help in any way we can. From connecting you with friendly suppliers that will support your dreams, to helping you to define your wedding aesthetic. Get in touch today to learn more.

Debbie and Becca x

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