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You have questions. Groomsmom has answers. Our question of the week is below. To ask Groomsmom a question, write to groomsmom@groomsmom.com.


Question of the Week

Fashion Police

Dear Groomsmom,
My future daughter-in-law just told me that she wants me to wear blue for the wedding. Her mother is going to wear pink. I have never liked myself in blue and really don’t want to wear it on this important day. How do I tell her?
Sincerely,
Gloria in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Dear Gloria,
This is an easy one - you don’t say anything at all except how thrilled you’ll be to go shopping for a new blue dress! Putting this in perspective, if she wants you to wear a blue dress and you want to have a good relationship with her, wear the blue dress and be happy about it. If you make this an issue, there will be hard feelings and you will live to regret it.
And really, blue comes in many different shades. There’s bound to one that you look good in. Happy shopping! and have fun in spite of Uncle Bob!
Sincerely,
Groomsmom





Past Questions

Toast Turmoil

Dear Groomsmom,
My Uncle Bob is known for making long-winded, embarrassing toasts at family events. How can I gracefully handle this so he doesn't spoil my son's wedding
Sincerely,
Bonnie in Nashville

Dear Bonnie,
This can be a very tricky situation, but you can definitely handle it and be gracious at the same time. Why not ask Uncle Bob to take the Lead in making a toast at the rehearsal dinner? Explain to him how much you would appreciate him giving the first toast, and tell him that a short toast will help set an example for the other guests to follow. Introduce him, hope for the best, be prepared to urge him to wrap up if he goes too long, and no matter what happens, smile and just be glad it happened at the rehearsal dinner instead of the wedding. Good luck and have fun in spite of Uncle Bob!
Sincerely,
Groomsmom