The Best Dresses for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom

July 1, 2021

Trust me. I get it; shopping for a mother of the bride/groom dress can be hard! How do I know? I was frantically searching for one for my son’s wedding this time last year! From color to trend to what looks best on you, it’s just HARD to find one you love! We all dream […]

– Ask a Real Bride – How to Handle Your Mom and the MOG

July 30, 2020

I’m the person that cries at weddings, and for years, the moment that always brought me to tears was the bride’s entrance. Now that I’m a mom, I break out the tissues even earlier: I can’t help but shed a tear when the mothers of the bride and groom are escorted down the aisle.  And […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should the Mother of the Bride Be Invited to the Bridal Shower?

July 28, 2020

As the Mother of the Bride, you should have a place of honor at most of the wedding and pre-wedding events, including the bridal shower. But what if you (the MOB) and your other daughters (the sisters of the bride) have not been invited to the bridal shower? Dear Cheryl, My daughter’s fiancé’s aunt is […]

How to Plan Memorable Rehearsal Dinner

May 21, 2020

From backyard barbecues to rooftop hotels, there are some fabulous places you can choose to have your rehearsal dinner which will be the perfect kick-off for your wedding weekend. This popular wedding tradition is usually held the night before the wedding, right after the ceremony rehearsal.  Its purpose is to gather the people who are […]

9 Wedding Tips for the Mother of the Bride & Mother of the Groom

February 25, 2020

Congratulations! Your baby just got engaged! Unless you’ve been through this before, you are probably wondering, what do I do now? You are a very significant part of the big day. (But I didn’t have to tell you that.) My daughter recently got married and someone said to me, “You are the second most important […]

How to Be the Perfect Mother of the Bride (MOB) or Mother of the Groom (MOG)

August 1, 2019

Every wedding year comes with a classic list of “dos” and “donts,” and the Mother of the Bride (MOB) and Mother of the Groom (MOG) have their own, too. If you’re not sure how to handle the wedding year of your soon-to-be-wed son or daughter, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. We’ve even tapped our resident […]

Discover Macy’s Wedding Shop

June 14, 2018

I have a confession: I wish someone had told me just how much detail is involved in wedding planning before I’d gotten engaged. I was blissfully unaware of just how many decisions I’d have to make—both large and small—for not just myself but for my family, my wedding party, and my future husband. Now that […]

Finding the Perfect Mother-of-the-Bride (or Groom) Dress

April 26, 2018

Every mother dreams of the day her son or daughter will say, “I do.” We moms imagine every detail of our child’s wedding day, from the flowers to the wedding dress, but our imaginations don’t always include a vision of ourselves (moms are kind of used to putting ourselves last, aren’t we?) And while no […]

– Ask Cheryl – Mother of the Bride meets Mother of the Groom – Is a Gift Appropriate?

April 24, 2018

Some personalities love giving gifts to make others feel welcomed—but is this practice ever over-the-top? Hi Cheryl, I’m meeting the groom’s mom for the first time at the bridal salon where my daughter is selecting her wedding dress. I want to make the groom’s mom feel comfortable and welcomed. Do I give a gift or […]

– AskCheryl – Should the Mother-of-the-Groom Host a Bridal Shower?

April 25, 2016

In this week’s AskCheryl question, our mother of the groom wants to know if it’s her responsibility to host a bridal shower for her future daughter-in-law. Hi Cheryl, I saw your email after googling bridal shower etiquette and wanted ask you a question. I am the mother of the groom and would like to know if throwing […]

– AskCheryl – If Paying for the Wedding, Should Parents-of-the-Bride Have a Role in the Planning?

March 1, 2016

Dear Cheryl, My husband and I are paying for our daughter’s wedding. We are trying to help them find a venue, but they don’t want us to be involved. We want this to be a special day for her, but if we are paying for the wedding, we want to be involved and help pick […]

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