Now that Mothers' Day is almost here, it is only fair we pay tribute to our fabulous mothers.
If you are a mother of a bride, you're probably as stressed out and as nervous as the bride herself.
There is no relationship like a mother/daughter relationship, and to help this relationship go through the hectic wedding planning process, we have some tips for you.
Mothers of brides especially in the Middle East are very into the wedding planning process, Arab brides are known to want their mother's opinion and advice on every detail regarding their wedding, but sometimes they can disagree on some details, which can be a bit tiring for the bride who is already so overwhelmed with the wedding planning process.
But there are many ways for you to show your support to your daughter, and now that you're both planning a wedding, there are some things the mother of the bride needs to keep in mind:
Keep up with your daughter
Chances are your daughter is imagining a wedding completely different from what you have in mind, she might want to break some traditions like the traditional wedding cake, or bouquet tossing, but remember that times have changed since you got married and brides nowadays have a totally different idea of a dream wedding.
Don't forget about the groom
You and your daughter might be planning everything and choosing all the details, but don't be surprised if the groom gives his opinion too, or if your daughter wants to get back to you once she discusses a wedding detail with her groom. Grooms nowadays are more interested in their weddings and want to be included in the decision-making process.
Let her speak her mind
Yes, you do know best and want the best for your daughter, but when meeting with a wedding vendor, give your daughter the first chance to speak and explain her views and ideas.
Cherish the memories
Once the wedding is over, you will remember those visits to the bridal shop for wedding dress trials, and those private lunches to discuss wedding flowers and color combinations, so enjoy every moment with your dear bride-to-be.
Don't be Pushy
No matter how much you think you're right, don't be too pushy when it comes to advising your daughter. So try to explain your point of view with a positive approach, and remember that the bride and groom have the final say in everything.
Get Your Dress As Soon As Possible
The sooner you find your dress and decide on it, the more time you will have to focus on the bride, her dress, and her needs.
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Many brides get emotional and stressed before their wedding day, some might even have a temper as well, but every mom knows her daughter too well to know that she is stressing out. So no matter how angry or frustrated your daughter is, try to keep calm and talk things through in a rational and logical way.