Why is it so easy to take for granted the people who help us the most? Just because they’re always there doesn’t mean they always will be. I think it’s important to honor and celebrate them while they still take front and center in our lives. So, even on my wedding day I wanted my mom to feel like it was her day, too.
The Mother of the Bride doesn’t always enjoy the wedding. They manage the bridal party (not to mention groomsmen!) and much of the boring but necessary planning. Before they can think about themselves, MOB’s have a lot of work to do. When they finally arrive at the moment of dress-choosing, they have dark circles under their eyes, have probably had it out with the bride more than once, and now have to constrict themselves to picking a dress that matches everyone else. This is harder than it seems, especially for women who aren’t teenagers with pre-partum torsos and the metabolism that can handle instant weight loss. The women who deserve to look as good as the bride have a harder time doing it.
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