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Mother of the Bride/Mother of the Groom

Updated on October 2, 2018
Mothers of the Bride and Groom and family.
Mothers of the Bride and Groom and family. | Source

Mother of the Bride Duties and Responsibilities

As Mother of the Bride she will assist the bride:

  • Select her wedding dress and accessories
  • Choose a dress color and style that compliments the wedding party outfits.
  • Gets together with Mother of the Groom to coordinate dress color and style.
  • Choose her Bridemaids and Maid or Matron of Honor.
  • Choose the wedding theme colors.
  • Research the family traditions to incorporate them into the ceremony/reception.
  • Choose the location for the reception and plan the menu.
  • And groom compile a quest list for their wedding.
  • Choose wedding invitations, place cards, and thank you cards and help to address them.
  • Pick out a photographer.
  • Pick out a wedding cake
  • Help the bridal party with bridal shower arrangements.
  • Pick out of flowers and bouquet styles.
  • Pick out, order, and/or make the wedding favors.
  • Escort the bride down the aisle if father is unavailable.
  • Greets the guest as they enter the reception.
  • Sits at parents table.
  • Dances with the Father of the Bride.
  • Dances with the Groom.
  • Makes sure that all of the quests are having fun.

Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom Dresses

This is site has a superb selection of Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom dresses available in sizes 2 to 38. They have a wide variety of popular colors. The knot also carries the accessories including: bridal party gifts, invitations, napkins, ring bearer pillows, flower girl baskets, jewelry, and more.

This site contains a large selection of dresses in sizes 4 to 26, available in 29 beautiful vibrant colors. They have a terrific selection of accessories including, headpieces, shoes, gloves, jewelry, and more.

This site is for the discerning shopper, the one who needs to watch their pocketbook. At his site you get a beautiful dress without the out-of-site pricetag. They offer a wide variety of styles and colors and are available in sizes M to 4XL. They do offer some accessories including, gloves, shawls, slips and more.

Poem to Mother of the Bride from Groom

Dear Mother-in-Law

by Michael Weber

To the mother of my wife
I have some things to say
So many things to thank you for
Lord, help me find a way

I see your love in my wife's eyes
The way you held her close
Of all the people in your life
She knows you loved her most!

Your love spills out with every breath
With every sigh and laugh
When she tells of you and dad
in some hilarious gaff

And when she looks at me
With soft and tender eyes
I know it's 'cause her heart was filled
With love from someone wise

From her youth she heard the words
That strengthened her young soul
And now those words pour forth from her
Like water from a bowl

She builds the words, thoughts and deeds
She learned from you, her Mom
Into her own blessed children
like a precious healing balm

She weaves a strong yet tender wall
Of Love around us all
So all her children are kept safe
From every slip and fall

Every day I see your love
In what she says and does
And I say a prayer to God each day
For your heart, your prayers and your love.

Mother of the Groom Responsibilities and Duties

Some of the responsibilities of the Mother of the Groom are:

  • After the engagement is announced, invite the brides parents over for dinner.
  • Host an engagement party.
  • Inquire how many guests they can invite to the reception.
  • Get together with Mother of Bride to coordinate dress color and style.
  • Attend all showers and bridal parties.
  • Plan and host the rehearsal dinner.
  • Offer to help the bride in any way she can (call florists, help make favors, help address invitations).
  • Stand in the receiving line and greet guests.
  • Make sure all of the guests are having a good time.
  • Sit at the parents table.
  • Dance with the groom.

Wedding Guest Book
Wedding Guest Book | Source

Poem to Mother of the Groom From Bride

To My Dear Mother-In-Law

Did you ever really know the job that was in store

When you were helping your son to grow

Midst diapers, toys & more?

Well now it's time for you to know

That I am the grateful one,

Because you did so much to bestow

such tender love on your son.

For the early sharing of your heart

You helped his spirit grow.

Your gentle caring from the start

Has made the man I know.

Thank you dearly for sharing your son

and showing him how to care.

Thank you for all the work you've done.

You' re a mother beyond compare.

Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom "Chick Kit" gift
Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom "Chick Kit" gift

Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom Gifts

  • "Chick Kit" - Thus particular kit contains wedding tissues, wedding camera, Mother of the Bride frame, Mother of the Bride Survival Cake, purse sachet, bra sachet,mints, novelty pen, and a choice of flavored Margarita, Martini, Bellini/Mimosa Mixes or Cocoa. Can be bought at:
  • Personalized robes
  • Personalized tote bag
  • Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom frame
  • Personalized antique style compact or mirror
  • Engraved silver jewelry box
  • Coupon for a free day at the spa including full treatment
  • Mother of the bride or mother of the groom bath basket
  • Mother of the bride or mother of the groom t-shirt
  • Mother of the bride or mother of the groom personalized aprin
  • Mother of the bride or mother of the groom mug
  • Mother of the bride or mother of the groom cap
  • Personalized mother of...mousepad
  • Mother of the bride or gorom calender including pictures of bride or groom growing up for each month.
  • Personalized ipad case
  • Personalized iphone case
  • Linen handkerchief embroidered with Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom
  • Personalized mother of the bride or groom including pictures of the bride or groom from childhood to wedding.
  • At Christmas=time, Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom ornament

Mother of Groom with Groom
Mother of Groom with Groom

Thank You To Mother

After the wedding when our loved ones have gone,
and the fragrance of flowers has lingered til dawn.

When the last piece of cake at the table is cut,
the lights have all dimmed and the doors have been shut.

When everything is quiet our memories made,
and each flower petal is starting to fade.

It's then in that moment my thoughts will be free,
to think of how special you've made this for me.

After the wedding and all the years through,
this day will be special because of you.

Thank You Mom for Everything.

Mother of Bride with Bride
Mother of Bride with Bride

From Mother of the Bride to Bride

Her Big Day

My daughter’s getting married, My mind is in a whirl, It doesn’t seem five minutes Since she was a little girl. She’s dressed in gleaming satin, A dream of pearls and lace, Transformed into a princess, Flushed excitement on her face. What happened to my baby, The toddler, then the child, That moody, awkward youngster, My teenager, sweet and wild? This elegant young woman, (Can life still be the same?) Her love’s gone to another, And she’s changing home and name. So grown up and so lovely, I feel I’ve lost her now, But must not be selfish, I’ll accept, I’ll cope somehow. But what’s this in the mirror? I see she’s near to tears, I’ll put my arm around her, Why! She’s full of doubt and fears. At last I’ve reassured her, And smiling at each other, I know my daughter will not change,

I’ll always be her mother.

Chrissy Greenslade

Beautiful Mother Saying
Beautiful Mother Saying | Source


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    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Mother of the Bride/Mother of the Groom Duties, Dress, and Gifts awesome photos and so informative on this topic.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks ImChemist. Thanks for the comment.

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for this hub , but may who want to save his marriage read this hub.

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      Jean Bakula 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      Will do!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Jean, it is such an emotional time, make sure you bring a handkerchief or two.

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      Jean Bakula 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      If the time ever comes, I'll be the Mother of the Groom. It is better to have a list of guidelines. People like to be informal, but then these events have a way of getting out of control. I cried like a nut at his college graduation, I hope I can control myself if it comes to a wedding time!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      SUZY, You can never have too much information about wedding when planning one. Congratulations to your daughter.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Ingenira, thank you. I will always be the mother of the bride. I think mother of the groom is a harder job - you arent't sure how much input you are allowed to give.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Sinea Pies, it is incredibly easy for hurt feelings to occur during this emotional time. It's always better for guidelines to be set up ahead of time.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Prastio, I'm glad you like it. If you do decide to get married I was you good luck.

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      7 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

      Thanks for this good informaiton. My daughter is getting married and I need all of the information I can get.

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      7 years ago

      Excellent information and well presented. I will surely need all these info when it is my turn to be mother of the groom one day.

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      Sinea Pies 

      7 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Great information. Having been the mother of both a bride and groom, I know how confusing this can be. Many young couples do not know about the various duties or are less formal and may not want to hold to "the list" but I have found that someone had better know something in advance. Feelings can be hurt if there isn't some clear idea of roles.

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      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good information, my friend. I get some motivation after reading this hub to get married soon. The most important thing is I learn much from you. Well done, my friend. Vote up!

      Love and peace,


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