Saturday, July 8, 2017

Double Duty: Mother of the Bride and Maid of Honor

Trying to look patriotic but looking more like hot messes

I mentioned a short time ago that my daughter got engaged.  They've planned the wedding for October of next year.  It didn't take long for Shelby and George to plan who would be in the wedding party.  That is, except for the maid of honor.  Shelby kept telling me she didn't know who she wanted to be the MOH and she'd decide at a later date.

Come to find out, Shelby knew all along.  I was the one in the dark.  On July 4th, right before the fireworks, Shelby presented me with a photo album.  Inside was several pictures of me with her, and me with other people.  The surprise was found at the back of the book.  

Along with a picture of our matching tattoos, Shelby had constructed a flip-it note which read:

"You're my best friend, my biggest supporter, my confidant, and forever my moommy..."
"Will you be my maid of honor?"

Naturally, I was shocked.  Then I said yes.  I'm very honored.  Now I'll have double duty.

Wondering about basic etiquette, Shelby did Google whether or not it was proper protocol to have a mother as a maid of honor.  Google says yes (and everything you read on the Internet is true, ya know!)  It's become a trend and seems to be acceptable these days.

Now, excuse me while I help plan a wedding!!


An Apel a Day said...

Way to go Mom!!! She really loves you!

I actually had trouble picking. I have 2 sisters. 1 I'm closer too, but I didn't want to pick and have bad feelings with them. I have 2 really close girl friends. 1 I felt closer to, but the other 1 I was friends with for longer. So...I went with my really close guy friend that happens to be gay. I don't think my in-laws approved, but he's super nice, and is always there if I need him.

Jackie said...

What an honor and what a fun way for her to ask you!

mail4rosey said...

That was a sweet gift to present it that way to you. Congrats on double duty! :)

Sue Hull said...

That is so special that she asked you. The photo album is such a fun way to ask.Im so happy for you 😀

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's so sweet! Congrats on this exciting time for you both :)