That is me!
Or will be come May 2012!!!
I have never been the mother of the groom. I have absolutely no idea what is expected. I was a bride once, and my mom helped me, so I have some idea what the mother of the bride does. Of course, that was 42 years ago. And my husband and I were very young. Weddings then were primarily managed by the bride's family - especially if the parents were paying. I would assume that young couples today may still share the controls with their parents if they are young ... but more mature couples ... I am guessing that the whole process in very very different from my personal experience.
What to do! To start with I have offered my help! I am good at taking direction. There is always tons of stuff that needs to be done. (I am not sure what that will be ... I am such a novice.)
And then what!!
Buy a book!! Of course. That is always the answer for me.
And I love Amazon.com. They have absolutely everything. I typed in "Mother of the Groom" and up popped a list of books on this very topic (who knew). I guess I am not the first one to ask this question. This book was at the top of the Amazon list!!!
Mother of the Groom by Sharon Naylor
One Click Purchase - and it is mine. Click!!
At Amazon's invitation, I decided to look inside. I skimmed the chapters headers.
Part 4 You Look Beautiful
I will need to look beautiful?? My brain began to race. I must loose weight. I must get a dress, I must have fancy shoes, I guess I will need to get my hair done. My nails are a mess. Maybe I need to get my teeth whitened. Eyebrows plucked. OMG!! ... I will have to wear makeup and panty hose. No!! I haven't done any of that for a long time! Eleven months can pass in a blink of an eye!!!
Thank God I am getting a book!!
Any suggestions from my readers? I am eager to hear your experiences.
One sane thought just occurred to me - no one will be looking at me!! They are all looking at the bride!
Calmness ... all will be well, because she is beautiful without any extra fuss!
My son is a very lucky man!