When your daughter comes home one day and tells you that she is getting married it becomes a special day in a parent’s life. However, being the mother of the bride is a big responsibility which means that the pressure is on and the fun begins. Although things can seem exciting in the beginning of the planning, not just the bride to be but the mum can tend to get a little testy and things can go off balance. It is very important for mum to try and stay calm and keep everything together. It may be your money to help pay for her big day but in the end, the decisions are hers to make even if you do not like them.

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There are many things that you are going to need to do in order to help pull off the big day. This is not the time for you to make decisions but to give advice when asked and to take direction on the things that need to be done. Even if you are helping to pay for the wedding it is your job to take orders and do as you are told per say. Knowing just what the mother of the bride etiquette rules and regulations are can seem confusing. Not everything needs to be done according to tradition but, you still want the day to go off without a hitch right down to the colour of the dresses for both mums and the bridesmaids to the last strand of the hairstyle of the bride. 

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As the time comes closer to looking at the mother of the bride dresses, it is customary for her to get her dress before the mother of the groom. She should then contact the mum of the groom and let her know the style and colour choice that she has made so that her dress will not clash in style or colour. It possible that the bride to be will decide on the colour that she would like for both mums to wear or give them choices and let them decide from there. You want your dress to shine above others but you do not want to out to your daughter at the same time. 

The bride is going to have some idea of the type of dress that she would like to wear. If you are looking at online wedding dresses it is important that you have the correct measurements and if it is not a perfect fit be sure that you have someone who can do the alterations. If you are on a budget you may find that shopping online for a gown can save you a lot of money. There are many great deals to be found on the internet.

With everything that needs to be done you may find that a little help is needed. The 5 Star Wedding Directory can be a one stop shop for all of your questions and the help that you are looking for to pull off the perfect wedding for your daughter. 

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