How Involved Should the Mother of the Groom Be With, Well, Everything?

Getty Images Defining roles early on in wedding planning will help make the entire process more smooth. You’ll know who is responsible for what, when each person has the final say, and exactly when you do (and don’t!) want someone’s input. While you might know exactly what you want your fiancé to take care of…


Easy Ways to Bond With Your Mother-in-Law Before the Wedding

Getty Images As your wedding day approaches, you’ll reach a point where you realize you’re about to join your fiancé’s family, as well as begin a family of your own. One of the most important things to do that will help that transition go smoothly is to get to know your in-laws a little better!…


Help, My Future Mother-in-Law Has Way Too Many Ideas for My Wedding

Getty Images Navigating a relationship with your future mother-in-law can be tricky. You want to stay on her good side, but you may still be getting to know each other, which means some of those limits a relationship forms might not exist yet. This can be especially challenging when you’re dealing with the details of…


The Best Way to Introduce Your Future In-Laws to Your Family

Aaron Delesie Getting married is about more than just the two of you becoming a family. Your families are being joined together too! And if your parents haven’t met your fiancé’s parents yet, introducing the in-laws is a big pre-wedding “must do.” So what’s the best way to make this monumental occasion a little easier?…


What to Do If Your Mom Is a Little Too Excited About Wedding Planning

Lauren Fair Photography Has your mom been dreaming of your wedding day since the moment you were born? There’s a pretty good chance she’s got a folder of ideas torn out of magazines, as well as wedding-planning books in her online shopping cart, ready to be ordered the moment you get engaged. But what if…


How to Handle Your Traditional Parents When Planning a Modern Wedding

Sean Money and Elizabeth Fay It’s no surprise that times have changed quite a bit since your parents got married, that’s for sure. But what can you do when they might not see things your way or are stuck a bit in the past? Planning a modern wedding with traditionally minded parents can be a…


Mothers of the Bride (and Groom!) Will Love These Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts

Photo by KT Merry For a mother of the bride, this upcoming Mother’s Day can be a great opportunity to let your mom shine and honor her in a special way. By giving an extra-special gift to your mother, you can show your thoughtfulness and appreciation not only for being your mom but also for…


In Prep for Mother’s Day, Real Moms Share the Most Memorable Moments From Their Child’s Wedding Day

Courtesy of Instagram/brownpaperparcel When you think of a couple’s wedding day, all eyes and attention are typically on the soon-to-be married. Yet, with Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s important to give a little love to all the moms of brides and grooms out there too. We asked moms to share the most memorable moments of…


How to Recover When First Impressions (with Your In-Laws…) Don’t Go as Planned

©Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection First impressions can make or break a relationship. You might blow someone away and become fast friends (or fall in love at first sight!), or you may blunder and find yourself wishing you could do it all over again. When it comes to your relationship, one of the first impressions you really…


How to Turn Wedding Planning into Your Best Mother-Daughter Activity Yet

Carly Michelle Photography When you start wedding planning, you’ll start to see all the things you’ve dreamed of since your first stint as a flower girl. But there’s a chance your mom has been dreaming about it even longer. When the time comes for you to actually start planning, you know Mom is going to…