4 reasons the Mother of the Bride is more important than the bride.
Having attended so many weddings over the years, I can tell you first-hand that the most important person isn’t the bride, but the mother of the bride! Controversial? Maybe, but not when you really think about it. While the bride will obviously be centre of attention on the big day, the mother of the bride will be in the background making sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. Obviously, some mums would rather take a back seat, but when they do step up, wow, what a difference it makes!
So, to celebrate Mother’s Day, we take a look at why the mother of the bride can be so instrumental in ensuring your wedding is a day to remember.
She will take charge of all the stuff you don’t want to
There’s no doubt about it, weddings take a lot of organisation. Most of it is fun, such as deciding what to eat on the day, buying the wedding dress, deciding on the honeymoon, but other stuff, not so much. Do you really want to faff around with what time the cars need to be at the venues, organise accommodation for Great Uncle Walter or juggle all the various demands from the caterers, florists, wedding videographers and entertainers? Probably not.
That’s where mums come into their own. Make her the go-to contact for all your wedding contacts and she’ll not only take a massive weight off your shoulders, but also ensure everything goes like clockwork.
Leave the traditions to Mum
Weddings are all about tradition, so if you are looking for ‘something old, something new’, then leave it to the mother of the bride to sort it out. It could be that she knows of a family heirloom that would be a perfect addition to your wedding outfit or of another family tradition that would be wonderful to incorporate into the day. Either way, it’s the perfect way to add that extra wow factor to your big day and all without you having to lift a finger!
She will be the hostess with the mostess
It will be great when we can finally get back to having big weddings again this year (not that small ones aren’t also wonderful), but the bigger the wedding, the more mingling that needs to be done. Couples often reflect afterwards that they either don’t remember seeing people (a great reason to get a cinematic wedding video!) or feel they didn’t spend enough time with everyone. That’s where the mother of the bride steps in.
Traditionally, her role is to be the official hostess, so she will take the time to chat to guests, thank them for coming and make sure each and every one feels welcome. And if you do decide on having your big day captured on a cinematic wedding video, she’ll also make sure that if there is someone in particular you want included, such as Great Uncle Walter how has flown over especially from Las Vegas, then she’ll makes it happens.
Mum knows best
From helping you choose a dress to getting ready on the day, from sorting out the guest list to checking over all your wedding contracts, mums are a great source of information and inspiration! After all, the chances are she has been through it herself, and while you don’t want her to take over, tapping into her knowledge and even her wedding regrets, will help ensure your day is just perfect.
And she is a great person to have on side for any last-minute emergencies. Whether it’s booking a taxi for Great Uncle Walter from the airport to the venue or repairing a rip in your wedding dress, leave it to the mother of the bride to take control and ensure everything is just perfect.
Thinking about getting a cinematic wedding video?
Weddings are one of the rare times when family are all in the same place, and if last year has taught us anything it’s that you never know what’s around the corner. That’s why capturing your big day on video is such a good investment. Not only will you be able to share it with anyone who was unable to attend, but you will also be able to look back on all those special moments that would otherwise fade from your memory. Just ask mum what she thinks!
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