Your little boy is all grown up and is getting married. Now you're not just mom, you're the Mother of the Groom. There's a traditional saying about what the mother of the groom is supposed to do. Show up, shut up and wear beige. But is that still true in this day and age? Here's a guide to the duties of the mother of the groom, along with ideas on what to wear.
While customs vary from region to region and even from family to family, these are generally the things expected of the mother of the groom:
Offer to help research wedding vendors, sites, and resources.
Introduce yourself to the bride's family, and help introduce the rest of the families to each other.
Offer to help with such things as craft projects, making welcome bags for the guests, and arranging seating charts. These more time intensive projects can often use an extra pair of hands, as long as they are supportive and nonjudgmental.
Help spread the word about where the couple is registered.