5 Ways to Keep Mom from Wedding Meddling


Be Respectful

First things first: Start off on the right foot. Even if you're pretty sure your mom's going to turn into Momzilla about a week into the planning process, try to be optimistic. Before you even think about going dress shopping or booking a caterer, you should have an honest conversation with her -- about budget, the guest list, whatever you think might be a stumbling block. But also give your mom the benefit of the doubt; the journey from engagement to wedding day will be so much easier if you begin at a place of mutual respect.