It’s not just about the rehearsal dinner anymore!
You couldn’t be happier that your son has found the perfect woman to spend his life with—but you really wish you had more to do than pick out a dress and plan the rehearsal dinner, right? Well, you do! With more and more couples today paying for their own weddings—and just as many asking both families to assist in the plans—your role as the mother of the groom has never been bigger.
With everything from invitations to locations to flowers to choose, you can help your son and his future wife navigate the sometimes choppy waters of wedding planning with this comprehensive guide, which includes everything you need to know about the wedding industry today. What kind of gift do you want to give the couple? How can you help arrange accommodations for out-of-town guests? It’s all here, with plenty of practical words of wisdom to guide you through the choices.
But while helping to orchestrate the big day may be the fun part, you’ll find that you have more important, and ultimately more fulfilling, tasks, too—discovering what it means to be a mother-in-law and fine-tuning your relationships with the bride and her family. Naylor has plenty of advice on that front as well, from ways to share the spotlight with the bride’s mother as the wedding preparations begin to welcoming the bride into your family.
Filled with worksheets, checklists, and resources of all kinds, this information-packed planner provides everything you’ll need to know about celebrating the engagement, budgeting your time as well as your money, keeping stress in check, and making your son’s big day one everybody will cherish for years to come.
Wondering how to help your son and his future wife plan their big day? This practical guide is packed with everything you need to know about being the Mother of the Groom!
• Celebrating the announcement in style
• Sharing the spotlight with the bride’s mom
• Budgeting your time as well as your money
• Tracking down the best locations, food, and flowers
• Dressing for the special day
• Welcoming the bride into your family
• and much more!