The Mother of the Bride Guide

Congratulations, mama! If you're reading this, it means you've done an amazing job -- you raised a wonderful girl, and now, she's found the love of her life and is getting ready to marry him. We're the editors of Southern Weddings Magazine, and while our heart of hearts is for girls just like your daughter, we have a soft spot for mamas, too. We know your daughter's wedding is a huge milestone for you as well as her, and that helping her prepare for marriage and plan her wedding may be totally uncharted, sometimes sensitive territory. We're here to help!

In this guide, we'll fill you in on all the practical things you should know, tips and advice for navigating both the practical and the emotional aspects of wedding planning, and our favorite nuggets of advice from women who have walked in your shoes.

Topics covered in this 42-page guide include:

  • An introduction to the modern wedding
  • The ultimate planning checklist, with ways you can help
  • A rundown of responsibilities for each of the ladies involved
  • What you need to know about the budget, the ceremony, and the reception
  • Tips for finding your dress, including our favorite sources
  • Helping your daughter find her dream dress
  • Planning the rehearsal dinner and bridal shower
  • Inspiration for creating memories with your data
  • How to troubleshoot sticky planning and wedding day situations
  • Helping the father of the bride with his role
  • Advice for seeing your daughter into newlywed life

We're truly thrilled to finally have a resource to point our many mama readers to, and know this will be a helpful guide for this exciting time in your life! We're cheering you on and wishing you all the best!

P.S. Are you a bride with a wonderful mama? This e-book makes a sweet gift, too! :)

The Southern Weddings E-Book Collection was created to give you accurate, practical, and inspiring advice as you plan your wedding. Each is designed to be used alongside the Joyful Wedding Planner (we go into more detail on topics than we were able to in our Planner) or in tandem with another planner. They also make great gifts for the sweet bride in your life!

Digital downloads will be available on your order confirmation screen, and delivered via email immediately after purchase.