A mother of an LDS bride and her daughter

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Mother of the LDS Bride

It seems like just a few minutes ago you were changing your toddler’s diaper, and all of a sudden she’s sporting an engagement ring and has dived right into planning her wedding. If it makes your head spin, you’re not alone. So what do you do now? What is the mother of the bride’s role these days?

There are two very important dimensions for parents to act in when their child is getting married: financial and emotional. Let’s look at both of these in turn.

As tradition would have it, the bride’s family pays for the majority of the wedding, while the groom’s family gets off easy and just paid for the rehearsal dinner and the honeymoon. But it’s a very different ball game today. Today…read more

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