b'12+ MONTHS MOTHER-OF FIELDS + FRECKLES PHOTOGRAPHYALICIA LUCIA PHOTOGRAPHYAVAILABLEAVAILABLE AT VERASAT VERAS LADIESLADIES APPAREL APPAREL CAMERON BLAKE BY MON CHERIA HEART STRING WEDDINGS CAMERON BLAKE BY MON CHERI Mother-of tasks As a mom, youve already mastered the most important skills needed for the wedding planning process: youre a warm listener, a chief cheerleader, and a source of support for your son or daughter. While you will be there to help the couple make decisions every step of the way,here are a few specific tasks you should prepare for: Mother-of-the-bride:Both: Plan, host, and pay for the Assist in communicating engagement party. with vendors. Help find the wedding dress of Help book hotel blocks for her dreams, as well as other guests.AVAILABLEwedding attire and accessories. LAUREN FAIR PHOTOGRAPHY AT VERAS Spread the word about where LADIES APPARELPossibly escort the bride downthe couple is registered.the aisle and participate in Discuss the wedding budget other parts of the ceremony,with the couple, includingsuch as unity ceremonies. what you are willing to pay for Mother-of-the-groom:and the number of guests.Help plan, host, and pay for Draw up the guest list for yourthe rehearsal dinner. side of the family.Participate in parts of the cere- Call any of your guests who mony, such as unity ceremo- have not responded.nies, when needed. Act as hostess at the weddingPerform the mother-son danceand reception, ensuring guestsLEILA BREWSTER PHOTOGRAPHYMONTAGE BY MON CHERI at the wedding reception. are comfortable. 30TODAYS BRIDE|12+ MONTHS UNTIL I DO|MOTHER-OF'