Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mothers and Daughters

Let's face it: not all brides and their mothers are going to have a picture perfect wedding planning relationship.  So many emotions and feelings get stirred up when you become engaged and begin planning your wedding.  Disagreements are bound to happen.  If your mother has very different ideas than you for your wedding and is short of being supportive, you may decide it's best not have her involved in major decision making. Whatever you mother's involvement in your wedding plans, remember that she is your mother.  She brought you into this world and because of that you will be able to get married and start a new life of your own.  Mother-daughter relationships, like all relationships, need to be nurtured.  If planning your wedding together is becoming troublesome, think about doing what's best for your relationship with each other.  Talk to your mother about what's working and what's not working.  And if what's not working can't be fixed, consider discussing limited parental involvement in the planning in order to salvage the relationship.
Your wedding is meant to be a joyous occasion and should bring families together, not tear them apart.  As Mother's Day approaches, remember that regardless of what is going on between you and your mom when it comes to the wedding plans, it is still important that she knows you love and appreciate her.  Whether you buy her chocolates or plan a quick getaway for some quality time, take a break from the wedding stuff.  Celebrate mom and your relationship with her or the relationship you hope to achieve.  Happy Mother's Day!

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