Bubbly Bride: Picking a ‘Best’ to Stand Next to You on your Wedding Day!

Posted by Azure on June 1st, 2009
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As you look back over your life to see who has truly stood next to you through every step, it is understandable for your parents to be the first to come to mind. Traditionally your mom and dad are sitting together in the first row, but as family dynamics have changed there are no rules to where your parents can sit!

This can be a controversial topic, as some believe the Mother of the Bride title is grand enough, and adding a Matron of Honor title will take away from the importance. The mother is typically seen as a hostess and a bit of an organizer/planner for the wedding, so if you do chose to have her as your matron I would suggest hiring a wedding planner for your big day to relieve some stress.

Don't think that just because your mom or dad are standing up as your "best", that they won't still be recognized as your parents. For mothers, I suggest having them wear a more age-appropriate dress that doesn't make them blend in with the bridesmaids, but a dress that still complements the style and colors of your bridal party. Fathers can wear a different tie or vest than the other groomsmen to stand out, or sport slightly differing boutonniere.

My vote is to ignore the rules and embrace the biggest influence in your life, especially if that is your mother or father! I guarantee they will be extremely honored to accept the added responsibility! What is your reaction to inviting your Mom or Dad to stand next to you on your wedding day?

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