(Closed) Mother Help!!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@londonlyn:  do it how you want, and then talk to your mom and let her know that you would like to honor everyone with corsages, but hers will be different to set her off as the mother of the bride

Post # 4
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2640 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

Okay, so as far as I understand, all of the bridal party and parents (and sometimes grandparents) get corsages/boutinniers. I would do corsages/boutinniers for:

-Mom

-Mom’s partner (I’m sure she would be honored to be included and was being polite before)

-Dad

-Dad’s partner (stepmom)

-Groom’s Mom

-Groom’s Dad

Post # 5
Member
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@W292737:  I agree. Don’t give in, but you can still set hers apart (and Future Mother-In-Law, too, since she raised your FI) in order to honor her special place. Honestly, this reminds me of my mom and her “woe is me” antics. With my mom, if I gave in on one thing, there’d just be something else to complain about. So I cave on nothing and do what I feel is right; she can deal with that how she likes, but I don’t dare feel guilty for not giving in.

Post # 6
Hostess
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Your mom is acting like a child. Do not give in. It would be really cruel to not get corsages for all the women, especially if both parents have had partners for 20 years. I’m sorry this is going to be hard for you, but it should not be. 

Re: Letting people help: Oh well. The beautiful part of a lot of weddings is that the marriage is supported by a whole community of people. It’s not a competition to see who is closest to the bride and groom or who helps the most. You’re not handing out gold star stickers or anything. She needs to get over it. Don’t even mention other people helping you to her. It’s honestly none of her business anyway.

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