She is one of the key people in your life, so it follows that the Mother of the bride should be a part of your wedding day planning too! Whether that is a small role or a more involved role, it is entirely up to the two of you! Traditionally the mother of the bride is the host of your wedding party and reception. Check out what other jobs are ideal to assign to your lovely mum…


Mother of the bride to-do list

1. Announcing the engagement to the press, locally and nationally
2. Working with the bride and groom to draw up the guest list
3. Ordering the stationery and chasing it up
4. Sending out the invites and keeping an eye on acceptances and regrets
5. Supplying the wedding gift details to anyone who asks for them
6. Helping to organise the seating plan
7. Help you to choose your wedding dress and the bridesmaids’ dresses
8. Ordering the wedding cake
9. Arranging table decorations
10. Making sure all of the guests have got somewhere to stay that night
11. Help you to get dressed and ready on the morning of the wedding
12. Give the order of service sheets to the ushers
13. Organising the buttonholes for key members of the wedding party, including the ushers, best man, bridegroom, and the two dads
14. Look after the gifts during and after the wedding. This includes finding a safe place to store them during the day
15. Collect the photo proofs from the photographer while you are away on your honeymoon!