Crunch The Numbers
Weddings can be so expensive. But they don’t have to be. If everyone contributes and corners are cut, a wonderful wedding can be achieved without breaking the bank. So speak with your daughter and the grooms parents to figure out who pays for what and see where you stand. The earlier you know your budget the better you can plan.
Guests and Lodging
Once you have the headcount figured out, accommodate the guests with lodging info and make sure you get an accurate headcount early on in the process.
While you do not have to plan the wedding shower, you can work with your daughters Maid Of Honor or whomever has been assigned to the task. Just offer to help wherever you can. And unless asked, do not take over.
Your Daughter will love your help being the wonderful hostess and making guests feel comfortable. Just know when to offer to help, but allow your daughter to make choices that work for her wedding. She will let you know when she needs advice or help with something specific.
When Daughters Marry- Know Your Strengths
Maybe you are the best baker in town, and making the cake is the sweetest thing you can do for your daughter. Or preparing her favorite meal for the rehearsal dinner. Just offer up your strengths and let your daughter decide what she wants. The main thing is that you are there to share this important life-changing moment with her.