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A New Title — Mother of the Bride!

A New Title for Industry Insider: MOB!

Sheila Dunn, Texas Wedding Guide Editor, has had an opportunity to see things from a different point of view.  Read about her experience.

A year ago, if you had asked me: “Do you know how to plan a wedding?” I would have been quite adamant in my reply, “Of course!” As editor of the Texas Wedding Guide, I’ve helped thousands of couples plan their wedding.

Then a funny thing happened. My daughter, Hannah, found a man she wants to spend her life with, and I couldn’t be happier to welcome Linden into the family, only now… I’M PLANNING A WEDDING!

Now, you would think that my more than 20 years of experience in the wedding industry would make planning my daughter’s wedding a piece of cake if you’ll pardon the pun.

So, with a plan in hand and venue booked, we started working on the rest of the planning – catering and cakes, flowers, and décor and, of course, the wedding gown shopping.

Then the coronavirus came, and catering and wedding gown appointments were canceled. It seemed like wedding planning was put on hold.

But a funny thing happened. We actually started talking about the wedding even more! With no jobs to run to, no errands to run, and no outside distractions, we found we were actually getting more done!

So here’s my advice on wedding planning while we’re all staying home:

  1. Don’t panic. Whether your wedding is in a few weeks, a few months, or next year, there is time, and it will get done.
  2. If you’re at all close to making a decision, make it. Almost all professionals are available for virtual meetings, and you may be able to save some money. (Check out the roundup of savings, contests and virtual events at TexasWeddings.com/COVID)
  3. Use the planning as your escape. Binge-watch all the wedding shows. (Wine and cattiness optional).