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Katie Martin has owned and operated Elegance & Simplicity, Inc, a wedding consulting and floral design firm since 1998. She is one of the world’s leading eco-friendly wedding experts and is the Editor-in-Chief of Eco-Beautiful Weddings online magazine & blog. Her book The Everything Mother of the Bride Book is an insightful and practical guide that will help you help your daughter have the wedding of her dreams.

The mother-daughter relationship is very important and filled with emotions.  Katie tells us what inspired the book and how she and her mom loved planning Katie’s wedding together.  We discuss how a mother’s role has transformed, traditional expenses and responsibilities, realistic expectations, and the importance of communication.  You will find out how to avoid the pushy MOB label and learn how to keep the peace with the mother of the groom and the stepmom. Read More→


Mothers and daughters share a tight bond that can lead to both great tension and great friendship.  It’s an intense relationship and one that we care about very much.  Giving and receiving criticism is a touchy subject and often occurs when planning a wedding.  Mothers feel obligated to make suggestions to show how much they care.  This level of scrutiny can be very frustrating.

Is your mom trying to claim your wedding as HER DAY?  Which kinds of things do moms do when they’re trying to be the bride?  Are you reading too much into your momâs suggestions?  When in the process does this type of thing start to happen?  What is it that a mom really wants or is trying to accomplish?  How should a mother-daughter communicate their feelings and desires?

Holli Ehrlich and Sharon Naylor give helpful advice for daughters and for mothers/mother-in-laws.  They tackle issues about the guest list, attire, being the center of attention, money and so much more.  They share some of their personal experiences to reduce conflict, assumptions, and miscommunication and help you handle yours with TLC.

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Robert Allen and Doug Gordon talk about Doug’s book The Engaged Groom.  Robert asks Doug what inspired him to write the book.  When Doug got engaged in August 2003 he wanted his blog to have a focus.  He was busy wedding planning so he wrote about it… engaged from the groom’s
point of view.

Robert asks Doug how he thinks chronicling the wedding experience helped the wedding planning process.  Doug wrote about every last detail and learned more about weddings than the average guy.  How did his wife Leora feel about this?

Robert and Doug discuss how to be an engaged groom.  Great ideas to get involved.  Be the producer, delivery guy, food tester…you like to eat, right? Make and keep track of the budget.   Build a personalized wedding website.  What is the number one thing you can do to help to guarantee your efforts will be appreciated?  Listen to find out.

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