This Spring, Esposa writes for every mother-of-the-bride to help her be a model inspiration and support for her daughter during her wedding planning process. Here are some top tips Esposa compiled with love to make pre-wedding mother-daughter relation a smooth and constructive one:
1- Don’t let your mother instinct take over
That might be the hardest challenge but for once, you need to be your daughter’s friend, not mother! Try not to let your emotions determine your actions and do your best to have an objective input rather than a motherly judgment.
2- Be the wise one
You have to remember that you were in your daughter’s shoes once, and just like her, you were spontaneous, over-excited, and sometimes naïve. Her youth and lack of experience might lead her to take unreasonable decisions or act emotionally, and you should be there to cautiously guide and advise her, without hurting her feelings or shattering her dreams.
3- Listen to your daughter’s wishes
You don’t have to forget that it’s your daughter who’s getting married and not you. You would definitely go for the seated dinner formula, toss the bouquet, and put the married couple atop your cake but your daughter might not fancy that. It’s important to accept that generation gap and realize that wedding trends have changed. Give your daughter credits for her taste and learn to “let go” when you have to.
4- Be the best bridal shopping buddy
Bridal shopping might be the most exciting yet stressful part of a wedding planning. Don’t make that stress double for your daughter. Try to carry your smile and positive energy to make her shopping time fun and smooth. Even if you don’t agree on her wedding dress, accessories, the choice of flower or decoration, try to speak your mind subtly. And most importantly, don’t miss out an opportunity to shop at Esposa for this special occasion’s gown!
5- Bring out the best in you
Seeing your daughter tying the knot must be the moment you’ve always dreamt of. This event should be an occasion for both of you to make beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. The best way to do that is to cherish the little moments, good or bad, to embrace your emotions, to appreciate each other, and to work hand-in-hand to make your little one’s happy day spectacular. Remember that you’re the second most looked-at woman during the wedding so make sure to wear your charm and glamour like a queen and to show the guests what a partygoer you can be!
Wedding preparations are never complete without a touch of Esposa. With our wide selection of wedding dresses in Lebanon, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, we guarantee the dream gown for your daughter and the perfect evening dress for you!
Esposa is a bridal boutique offering every bride-to-be a one-stop store to find and shop her wedding look including her dream gown, the perfect wedding shoes and the accessories that she needs. The Esposa boutiques, offering accessible and trendy gowns, are located in Lebanon (Dbayeh and Verdun) and Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. The EsposaPrivé boutiques, offering luxurious and romantic gowns, are located in Down Town, Lebanon and Dubai.