How to Get Along With Your Mom When Planning Your Wedding

How to Get Along With Your Mom When Planning Your Wedding
I'm excited to be sharing words of wisdom from a very special guest blogger today: my mom, Ann! I LOVE my mom and we're very close. Naturally, she played a huge part in the planning process for my wedding—the "I couldn't have done it without her" statement definitely applies. With that said, my 4.5 month engagement was not without its share of ups, downs, and disagreements over the practicality of sending guests home with starfish-shaped bookmarks. I'd go into further detail, but my mom's already got it covered below. ;) Read on for HER thoughts about the most appropriate role for the mother of the bride + her top tips for working with your mom to plan a wedding (no arguments required)!

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Karley

Meet & Greet

Hi, I'm Karley—former speedy bride, current happy wife, and author of How to Plan Your Wedding in Six Months or Less. My husband and I planned our wedding in just 4.5 months, and we love helping other couples navigate through the speedy wedding planning process. We believe in short engagements and forever marriages, and credit our love story to 1 John 4:19. Happy planning!

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