How do I include my mother in my wedding planning?

Can my mom be in my wedding?

It’s completely acceptable for the mother of the bride to serve as MOH (technically you’re the matron of honor, but you can go by honor attendant if “matron” doesn’t suit you). Some brides we know have even choose their grandmothers.

What does the mother of the bride pay for?

Traditionally speaking, though, the bride’s family pays for the bulk of the wedding—venue, reception, photographer, flowers, etc. As such, the mother of the bride is typically more ‘in charge’ of these things (along with the bride, of course) than the mother of the groom is.

How much money should the groom’s parents give?

Parents of the bride and groom collectively contribute about $19,000 to the wedding, or about two-thirds of the total cost, according to WeddingWire. The bride’s parents give an average $12,000, and the groom’s, $7,000.

What is the role of the mother of the groom?

Traditionally speaking, the mother of the groom is responsible for planning and hosting the rehearsal dinner with the grooms’ father (typically) the night before the wedding. This is one of the biggest mother of the groom responsibilities, so make sure you start planning the dinner about six months in advance.

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Is it weird to have your dad as best man?

There is no rule that says the groom’s father must be the best man; many grooms do choose dad to do the honor, but just as many select a brother or best friend. So of course it’s okay! Having a dad stand up as groomsmen (or ushers) if they’re not best man, but that doesn’t mean the groom can’t ask dad to do so.

Can the mother of the groom be a bridesmaid?

The short answer: Yes, but you’ve got to get it right. Some may think it’s gauche for a mother of the bride or groom to too closely match the bridesmaids, but tradition actually dictates that the moms should wear attire that complements what your bridal party will be wearing.

Do parents still pay for weddings?

According to the WeddingWire Newlywed Report, parents pay for 52% of wedding expenses, while the couple pays for 47% (the remaining 1% is paid for by other loved ones)—so parents are still paying for a majority of the wedding, though couples are chipping in fairly significantly.

How much should you give your son for a wedding gift?

For closer friends and family, you may want to consider going to $200, or higher if you can afford it. For others, $100 to $150 is more than okay as a wedding gift amount.

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