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mother of the bride

Taffeta-free alternatives for the Mother of the Bride’s Dress

Your mom should wear something that not only looks and feels good, but that expresses her style (and potentially the style of the wedding!). Here are some suggestions for the Offbeat Bride and Groom’s moms out there.

Jeannette & Cliff’s small, anti-conventional wedding with a surprise reception

The Offbeat Bride: Jeannette, belly dancer, violinist, and daytime accountant Her Offbeat Partner: Cliff, software engineer Location and date of wedding: Ceremony: Arizona State, Reception: Jeannette’s parents’ back yard — September 13, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: We always knew we wanted a very small wedding. We decided to skip a bunch of the […]

I DON’T WANT YOUR STUPID MONEY, MOM: How to turn down financial help

My parents offered to pay for most of our wedding next summer, which seemed great at first. But within four days of being engaged, my mom had already used the phrase “If i’m paying for it i will have X” and is being very very pushy about choosing a venue…”

Momzilla and wedding budgeting

Everyone warns you about Bridezilla, but no one tells you about how your mom will morph into Momzilla! My simple rule: If mom’s payin’, you need to listen to what she’s sayin’.

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Offbeat Bride is good for moms, too!

“My mother called me and told me that she had never even considered that flowers were optional — it just seemed like something you had to do. Long story even longer, she spent an hour perusing Offbeat Bride and told me how much fun it all looked like, and how she just assumed since she had always seen things done a particular way, it had never occurred to her that it didn’t have to be that way. “