The Complete Mother of the Groom

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-17
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corp
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The tender responses. The big decisions. The conflicts. The surprises. This sensitive yet humorous book captures and illuminates an emotional time so that readers can recognize and validate the range of emotions they are feeling. As the mother of the groom (MOG), itís easy to be pushed aside, overlooked, and underestimated when it comes to wedding planning. But MOGs everywhere know itís not just about the mother of the bride. So how do they get involved without being seen as pushy or unhelpful? Experienced mother of the groom Sydell Rabin guides readers through every sticky situation, including how to help out with the rehearsal dinner, be a welcome and helpful shower guest, and give assistance to the bride without stepping on toes. This guide gives moms whose sons are soon to be walking down the aisle a chance to connect with other mothers who went through the same thing. It addresses her every question, concern, and Why me?!Ē moment. Some mothers want to do more than just wear beige and keep their mouths shut. This book lets them.

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Just Wear Beige, and Don't Say Anything"p. xi
Your Son Is Engaged!p. 1
Meeting Your Future Daughter-in-Lawp. 11
Family Mattersp. 37
The Holiday Spiritp. 63
Searching for Common Ground in the Details of the Weddingp. 75
Expectations and Obligationsp. 93
Money Mattersp. 107
Invitations and Whom to Invitep. 117
Be Involved Without Interferingp. 131
The Wedding Lookp. 145
Down to the Wirep. 159
The Weddingp. 175
The Receptionp. 189
You're a Mother-in-Law!p. 203
About the Authorp. 211
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