5 Things Parents Should Do Before a Son Gets Married


Get Dressed Up

You probably have one or more appropriate suits, tuxes or dresses stashed away in your wardrobe, but it's not a bad idea to splurge on something special for the big day. Even though your son is the one getting married, you should still look your best, and nothing will spiff you up like a swanky new outfit. Few in attendance will know you splurged on the clothes, but you'll feel better -- and look better -- in new threads. Besides, many parents tend to sneak in an extra vacation or two once the kids are married off and permanently out of the house, and a new tux or cocktail dress is sure to get plenty of use at the nightly black-tie dinners on that Caribbean cruise you'd like to take next year. (And if you ask us, you deserve a getaway!)