The Parents of the Bride and Groom
The parents of the bride and groom come as part of the wedding package and their role is entirely dependent on how the couple decide to conduct their wedding planning arrangements.
Their influence is often directly proportional to their financial input, but the parents of both the bride and groom have important roles to play. The father of the bride traditionally makes a speech on the wedding day.
The relationship between the bride and her parents and, in turn, their relationship with their future son-in-law is also an important factor.
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- Traditionally, the mother of the bride plays a hugely influential and prominent role.
- If he is hosting the wedding with the bride's mother, then he is usually aware of the arrangements.
- The groom's parents can be involved as much as they are invited to be, or wish to be.
- Unless relations are so strained that only one party is invited, duties should be split