Attention to Detail


Attention to detail is the secret of success in every sphere of life . . .” Hugh Black

Yes, Mother of the Bride, as in other areas of life, attention to detail when planning a wedding makes all the difference. If you want to bless your daughter and the love of her life with a wedding celebration filled with joy, beauty, fun, and ultimately great memories, give attention to all the details.

Whether it’s making sure everyone knows their assignments on Wedding Day or ensuring  that each centerpiece is centered and setting level on the tables, the details all work together to provide a beautiful setting and to keep things running smoothly throughout the entire event.

Nothing is too small or insignificant for your attention. If you give attention to detail, it shows. If you don’t give it, that shows as well. Why not give your family and friends an experience that leaves them saying Wasn’t that a wonderful wedding? Wasn’t that a great party?

After Kristin and Shawn’s wedding, I actually received a note from one of her bridesmaids telling me how much she enjoyed the wedding weekend and how the attention to detail made everything perfect. A few months after Kelli and Jake’s wedding and after they had attended a friend’s wedding where haphazard best summed it up, Jake thanked me for everything I did to make their wedding a smooth-sailing and beautiful event. What was the key? Attention to detail.

Go above and beyond, Mother of the Bride. Give attention to detail.

*Who might you call on to help you give the attention to detail that’s needed?

*Photo by Chris Humphrey

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  1. I need some tips for mother of the groom! I don’t have a clue what I’m supposed to be doing, but I want to be a help.

    • Elaine, a mother of the bride loves to hear when the mother of the groom wants to help. Maybe you could offer to make the centerpieces for the table after the bride decides what she wants or maybe you could make/provide the wedding card box for the gift table. Kristin’s card box was a pretty hat box (Nov. 14, 2013 post) and Kelli’s was a wedding cake card box (July 22, 2013 post). Of course, just being timely with your guest list is helpful, too — as well as keeping it to the number the bride’s family requests. Jake’s mom helped us decorate the day before the wedding, and that was a huge help as well. Just let the bride and her mom know you’d like to help and then follow their lead. Enjoy!! :)

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