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Are your parents helping pay for your wedding? Have them read this.

The only rule is to talk openly and honestly about expectations clearly before accepting any money — is the money a loan? A gift? If it's a gift, does it come with stipulations or expectations? Talking about money is uncomfortable and awkward for everyone, but it's critically important for parents who might be contributing to weddings to be VERY clear about what their expectations are… and to watch out for predatory marketing that targets parents…

Mom's my BFF: Should I have my mom as maid of honor?

My mother is my best friend and I would love for her to be my maid of honour. My dad thinks that it's not appropriate because I "should choose someone my own age" and "the mother of the bride is a role that is demanding enough." What do you guys think? Should I have my mom as maid of honor?

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Honoring a wedding you're not invited to: advice for an estranged mother

My daughter has estranged me and excluded me from her wedding.

A few good friends are keeping me company that day and I would like to plan an authentic small ritual to honour and celebrate my daughter and her fiance's love and union. Nothing religious, but something spiritual. Can you offer suggestions?

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Honor your moms with a "Mother's Kiss" at your ceremony

There are lots of ways to show your love and respect to your parents (and parent-like figures in your life) at the ceremony. They can light unity candles, walk you down the aisle, do readings, be given a flower, and of course, be memorialized, if that's the situation. But we love the idea of the "mother's kiss" from Jacqueline and Felipe's country glamour wedding.

They decided to honor their mothers by getting one last kiss as single people before they were married. It was pretty damn sweet. Here's how they did it.

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The mother list of all mother-daughter dance songs

My dad passed away when I was two and I've been raised by my incredible mom since then. Through all my research, I've yet to find a list of songs for mother-daughter dances. While most of the father-daughter and mother-son songs would work, I'd love to pick your brains to see if you have any recommendations for a less gendered list for mother-daughter dance songs lists.