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5 Ways To Include The Mother Of The Groom

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5 Ways To Include The Mother Of The Groom

Getting married means to combine two families, and include this new found family into your life. Marriage will involve getting to know your spouse’s parents and doing things with them as you would your own. Having the mother of the groom involved in the creation of the wedding may seem like a bad idea at first, but if you think about it, it could be beneficial for everyone. Once you stop thinking about the obstacles that may arise, you may be pleasantly surprised at the outcome. Here are five ways to include the mother of the groom that will make everyone happy.

1. Have a special lunch together

It would be nice if the mothers and bride got together for lunch and had a discussion about the wedding. You could ask the mother of the groom if she would like to be more involved in the planning and such. She may feel glad to be included in your planning stages.

2. Groom and mother dance

Make a point to have the groom do a special dance with his mother at the reception. It is a fun and happy addition to the activities of the reception nowadays. It is not all about the bride and father dance anymore, especially if the mother-in-law is a single parent.

3. Invite her to the bridal shower

Having both mothers at the bridal shower is double the fun and the love. They will be fussing over you as much as your friends will. Have some fun with the mother of the groom with the games and bridal shower activities. You may see a side to her that you have never seen before.

4. Include her in the bridal room before the wedding

Include the mother of the groom in the preparations of your wedding day when you are dressing for the occasion with your wedding party. Give her a chance to be behind the scenes and get ready with you if she chooses. Maybe she can help you get dressed or help with your hair. Whatever you need for that special day, ask if she would like to help out.

5. Include her in the bachelorette party

This may be a bit tricky if you are going to be wild and crazy at your bachelorette party, but if you are going to do tamer things then invite her along. Even if you are planning for wild events you can have her join cocktail hour and dinner, and then save the rest of the night for just you and your bridesmaids. Don’t make a bad impression before you are in the family.
However you choose to include the mother of the groom try to be as patient and kind to her as possible. She is about to hand over her son to you which she has raised and protected since birth.