Dating etiquette quiz

01 Apr

Don't involve yourself in monetary decisions if you are not paying for the wedding.

If you're not providing funds for the wedding, you do not have the right to dictate any decision that your daughter and her fiancé make.

If, for example, you know that a certain invitation font is too difficult to read, speak up and say that you think it might be a problem but let her decide whether to use the font.

If your daughter hasn't hired a wedding planner, offer to act as the point of contact for vendors and others that she has employed on the day of the wedding.

If you're not invited, offer to help out in these ways and leave the decision of whether to bring you along up to her.

During planning, duties and etiquette as a mother of the bride include: If you are paying for the wedding, be upfront and honest with your daughter about what you can afford.Also understand that there may be showers you are not invited to such as a "girlfriends only" lingerie shower.A mother of the bride's duties don't end with planning.As the bride's mother you want to help your daughter undertake the enormous task that is wedding planning.However, keep in mind that, although your daughter wants your assistance, she most likely does not want you to take over planning the entire event.