Mother Of The Bride Duties

From helping you with the guest list to shopping for your wedding dress and sending out your invitations, here is how your mum can be involved in your big day.

Before the wedding

According to tradition, the bride’s parents should host the wedding, but nowadays it is completely up to you and your groom-to-be. You will nee dto speak with your parents to decide how much they would like to be involved financially. If you want your mum to participate in the wedding planning process, here is a list of duties you can ask her to do:

  • Announce your engagement and host a party
  • Help draft the wedding guest list
  • Assist with choosing the ceremony and reception venue
  • Be one of the main contacts for all of your vendors
  • Order wedding stationery and send out wedding invitations
  • Assist with the seating plan
  • Choose and order flowers for the ceremony and reception
  • Order the wedding cake
  • Organise accommodation for out-of-town guests
  • Help with styling
  • Help find the bridal attire for your bridesmaids
  • Purchase her dress and inform the mother of the groom about the style/colour
  • Attend all pre-wedding events such as your bridal shower and hen's night

On the day

There are also many things your mum can help you with on the day of the wedding:

  • Be there while you are getting ready and help you get dressed
  • Greet the guests and distribute the order of service 
  • Escort you down the aisle (if you choose to do this)
  • Provide members of the wedding party with their boutonniere
  • Dance with your father and the groom at the reception
  • Be your moral support throughout the day 

After the wedding

And when the wedding festivities are over, you can ask your mum to take care of a few things while you are on your honeymoon:

  • Take your wedding dress to the drycleaners
  • Look after your gifts until you return from your honeymoon
  • Contact your wedding photographer and collect photo proofs
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