The bride’s mother can help compile the guest list, arrange the details of the wedding and reception and assist in selecting the wedding outfit.
The Mother of the Bride is the official hostess for your wedding and your reception.
She is privileged to sit in the first row on the bride’s side of the aisle.
She is the last person to be escorted to her seat before the wedding and the first to be ushered out after the ceremony is over.
As hostess for the reception, she greets all the guests at the head of the receiving line, and sits in the place of honor at the parent’s table.
The bride’s mother should also be granted a few minutes alone with the bride to say goodbye before the bride is ready to leave the reception.
In the unfortunate event that the Mother of the Bride cannot be in attendance, a beloved relative or friend can stand in and, if necessary, a memorial table or place can be set.