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Dear Maven, I'm going nuts, because my mom is trying to take over my entire wedding, She decided she wants assigned seats for her list, none of my friends are going to have assigned seats or the groom’s family, but her guests are going to have assigned seats. I think it’s the dumbest idea ever yet my mom won't back down. She needs to realize that this is MY wedding not hers, and I’m... (more)
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Ask the Experts is your chance to get your wedding questions answered by a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question, write the panel at asktheexperts@onewed.com This week a bride writes: I'm having a Destination wedding in Florida in the height of the summer. We had decided on an outdoor semi-formal (but more casual) wedding. My soon-to-be mother in law asked me what she... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I’m a newly engaged woman. My fiancé and I have not decided on our bridesmaids, maid of honor, groomsmen and best man. My mother is very demanding and controlling. She wants to be the mother of the bride as well as the maid of honor. I have told her that I don’t think its a good idea, but every time we talk she brings it up. I love my mother but I don’t want her... (more)
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Special to OneWed from Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding One of the biggest hurdles for parents planning a child's wedding is that thirty years may have passed since the parent last planned a wedding. To say things have changed in that time is an understatement. Back then, brides were often unaware of the costs and the mother of the bride often made all the plans. To give perspective, I... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, My daughter’s friend is hosting a bridal shower for my daughter. The shower is scheduled to be at the friend’s house. Invitations have gone out. We have just learned that this friend’s mother is dying – she’s been given four weeks to live (which is right around the same day as the bridal shower). My daughter thought this was a horrible imposition on the... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, My brother is getting married. I have already agreed to be a bridesmaid in the wedding. But, my husband and I just found out that I will be about 8 months pregnant then. Should I drop out? I’m puzzled about how I would order a dress, who knows what size I will be at the time of the wedding? Plus, how am I going to stand up for an entire service? On top of all that,... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, For immigration reasons, my fiancé and I had a civil ceremony last year. Because our church has certain requirements before performing a wedding, we couldn’t do our church ceremony at the same time. We do not consider ourselves married. Our actual wedding, a religious wedding ceremony, is in October. My mother is insisting that I not tell anyone about our first... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, My fiancé and I were planning to have a small, intimate destination wedding and then a reception with all our friends and family when we returned home. We made this very clear to everyone. My future mother in law unilaterally decided to double the size of our destination wedding by inviting their entire extended family (more than 20 people) over the phone. She then told... (more)
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In this week’s column, the Wedding Maven answers a question about family members who are less than kind. Dear Wedding Maven, I am getting married in October for the second time, and I remember what my family did days before my first wedding. My mother and sister are a bit neurotic and crazy. They are pretty much selfish and attention hogs. So, during the rehearsal dinner they secretly... (more)
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