Mother of the Bride Duties

In traditional times mothers knew just what was expected of them when their little girls became engaged, and they helped their pride and joys plan and execute all facets of their

mother of the bride duties

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dream day. But for modern MOBs, the lines are sometimes a bit blurred. Sure, new-age brides-to-be are a little more modern in their sensibilities and their expectations, but there are still a few tasks that will never go out of style for mothers of brides.


An average wedding today costs over $25,000 to plan and execute. With this increase in size and style comes an increased need for a wedding planner and designer to make sure the wedding is as smoothly run as it is lovely. While planners take on some of that advisory (and paper-pushing) role that moms used to fill, one thing is for sure: You know your daughter better than anyone, and she’ll still need you to help her make decisions on what would best suit her on her wedding day. You’ll still be part of the process but with all the fun and without all the heavy lifting.


While you may or may not be asked to go dress shopping with your daughter—though you typically would have been part of the dress-finding process—you’ll likely still be asked to help your daughter get dressed on her wedding day. From stepping into her gown, to fastening it, to applying and tying a sash, assisting your daughter as she dresses is a timeless moment and one that continues to be a duty—and an honor—fit only for mothers.


Traditionally MOBs are considered the official hostesses of the wedding day, and act as The Great Unifiers between guests and both families, warmly greeting and meeting and making everyone feel comfortable and welcome. These days this role is still filled by the Mother of the Bride. Whether your daughter decides on a ceremony of 30 or 300, this is still an important part of your daughter’s day and a task that only the mother of the bride can perform so perfectly.



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