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Dateless and Hating It: Mother of the Bride Gets Ditched at the Wedding

One mother-of-the-bride is upset that her husband will photograph their daughter’s wedding instead of being her date. See what the Wedding Guru has to say...

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Dear mother-of-the-bride: Ouch. I can understand how you feel, and I do sympathize with you. You’re between a rock and a hard place on this, because it’s apparent from your letter that the bride, the groom, and your husband are all okay with this arrangement. I assume that you’ve expressed your disappointment to your husband and that did not dissuade him. (Though, I hope you haven’t talked to your daughter about it, as that will create a rift that may never be mended!)

Unfortunately, I have to advise you to accept their decision. However, all is not lost: You can find a stand-in for your husband, can’t you? Perhaps a single male relative might pinch hit; if not, you’ll just have to find a way to enjoy yourself. Keep in mind that it’s perfectly appropriate for you to ask any man (or woman) in attendance to dance with you. And remember, there’s a lot more to a wedding than the dance floor!

Readers, what would you say to our dateless mother-of-the-bride? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.

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Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

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