DO – Get rid of your own expectations
At the end of the day, even if you’re paying for a part of the wedding, the bride and groom are in charge. Too much conflicting input can cause stress when they’ll be stressed already!
DO – Help pick the dress
Dress shopping is one of the most exciting times to experience in the run up to a wedding, make it a day not to forget!
DO – Choose your outfit as soon as possible
This then gives you time to let the groom’s mother know what you have picked to save any embarrassment on the day when you both turn up in the same outfit or colour!
DO – Discuss the wedding budget
Talk about what you’re will to pay for and how many guests will be attending in the early stages, so everything is out in the open.
DON’T – Leave it to the day to meet the groom’s family
If the groom’s family live far away or you haven’t had as much time as you’d hoped to get to know them, make sure you do.
DON’T – Try and take over
You want to enjoy the day as much as your daughter, if you’re in too deep with the planning then you’ll be stressed and won’t be able to relax.
DON’T – Think you have spend a fortune on your outfit
The dress you bought from Mark’s and Spencer’s 10 years ago isn’t going to suffice but neither is splurging hundreds of pounds on something you will never wear again. There’s a lot of great high street stuff out there to flatter all figures and won’t make you feel frumpy either.