Here Come the Moms with Katie Martin author The Everything Mother of the Bride Book

Katie Martin has owned and operated Elegance & Simplicity, Inc, a wedding consulting and floral design firm since 1998. She is one of the world’s leading eco-friendly wedding experts and is the Editor-in-Chief of Eco-Beautiful Weddings online magazine & blog.  Her book The Everything Mother of the Bride Book is an insightful and practical guide that will help you help your daughter have the wedding of her dreams.

The mother-daughter relationship is very important and filled with emotions.  Katie tells us what inspired the book and how she and her mom loved planning Katie’s wedding together.  We discuss how a mother’s role has transformed, traditional expenses and responsibilities, realistic expectations, and the importance of communication.  You will find out how to avoid the pushy MOB label and learn how to keep the peace with the mother of the groom and the stepmom.  You will hear the top ten things the MOB should be ready to say and what mom can do after the wedding is over.  Katie’s expert advice will guide you from the engagement to a wedding experience that you will thoroughly enjoy.

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Here Come the Moms Show #7 - Money and Your Wedding
Rescue your weddings from tough times in the economy.  Give yourself permission to open the door to flexibility and relieve stress by loving each other and not just your wallet.  You could create a budget and get depressed about it or you could turn it into an awesome game to get the very best value for your special day.  

You have many options and can prioritize your list how you want to spend your money.  Learn about consumer power and how to work best with your vendors.  Where can you find great discounts and arrange for free items and services?  Guests want to save money too.  How can they get involved?  

Holli Ehrlich & Sharon Naylor share ideas and solutions to consider to have a beautiful, meaningful wedding for less that will reflect a coupleâs uniqueness. 

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Here Come the Moms Show #6 - Is Mom Trying to be the Bride?
Mothers and daughters share a tight bond that can lead to both great tension and great friendship.  It's an intense relationship and one that we care about very much.  Giving and receiving criticism is a touchy subject and often occurs when planning a wedding.  Mothers feel obligated to make suggestions to show how much they care.  This level of scrutiny can be very frustrating.

Is your mom trying to claim your wedding as HER DAY?  Which kinds of things do moms do when they're trying to be the bride?  Are you reading too much into your momâs suggestions?  When in the process does this type of thing start to happen?  What is it that a mom really wants or is trying to accomplish?  How should a mother-daughter communicate their feelings and desires?  

Holli Ehrlich and Sharon Naylor give helpful advice for daughters and for mothers/mother-in-laws.  They tackle issues about the guest list, attire, being the center of attention, money and so much more.  They share some of their personal experiences to reduce conflict, assumptions, and miscommunication and help you handle yours with TLC.

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The Bride's Survival Guide: 150 Mistakes You Should Avoid for the Perfect Wedding

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Here Come the Moms Show #5 - The Rehearsal Dinner with Sharon Naylor and Holli Ehrlich
With etiquette changed so much, the moms have a lot of questions about pre- and post-wedding parties. Sharon and Holli share insider advice about who plans the parties, whoâs invited and top trends in party planning, invitations, dÃcor, menu, favors and more. 

The rehearsal dinner is a special time spent with family and friends. Listen and learn about great location options, out of town guest dilemmas, the toasts, top tips to keep costs down and some creative DIY projects. Remember, wedding rehearsals and rehearsal parties are emotional events. Laugh, cry, toast, roast, relax and ENJOY!


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Here Come the Moms Show #4 - Real Moms & Brides Working Together

The Mother of the Groom has had a bad reputation for what seems like forever.  Many of us automatically think of “Everybody Loves Raymond? and the stereotypical mother-in-law.  Can a Mother of the Groom really help make the wedding planning process simple and stress-free?  Get ready to hear a special and inspiring story of two women that really care about each other.  Co-hosts Sharon Naylor and Holli Ehrlich talk with real bride Brigid and her mother-in-law Randie.  These extraordinary women share their mindset, expectations and how they approach their relationship during and after the wedding planning.  They discuss their memorable experience and remind us what’s important to achieve family harmony.  They give excellent advice for brides and how to best get along with future in-laws.  This is one story of closeness you will not want to miss.

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Here Come the Moms Show #3 - Planning from a Distance with Sharon Naylor and Holli Ehrlich

Are you planning your wedding from a distance?  Join Sharon and Holli as they talk with a real mom and her daughter about their wedding planning experience while living in different states.

We asked Faye (mother of the bride) and Greer (bride) questions: How can moms participate when they are not in town?  What are the top jobs that can be done at a distance?  How do you handle shower plans?  How did you select the invitations and wedding attire?  How can moms provide emotional support from a distance?  What worked best - phone or e-mail? Faye and Greer discuss how they handled plans and decisions from afar.  It’s all about communication and this mother daughter team made it work.

Faye and Greer have a wonderful mother and daughter blog where they post beautiful ideas daily. They will inspire you and your preparations for that walk down the aisle.

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Here Come the Moms Show #2 - Being Part of the Team with Sharon Naylor and Holli Ehrlich
Hear great advice and tips from Sharon and Holli as they discuss the best ways to co-plan and work well together for a pleasant wedding planning experience.  The ultimate goal is for everyone to partner and get along.  Respect, trust, communication, and reliability make for a good team.

In this episode the following questions are explored and answered:

Who is in the team and what are the challenges they may have with each other?

What should be discussed and established at the initial team meeting?

What are some problems moms are having with being part of the team?

What's the number one mistake moms make?

What's the best way to communicate with others in the team?

What are some of the fears of the engaged couple and the moms?

Are you worried about what other people think?

How can you change course in the middle of the planning to make it go smoother?

How can you best mediate problems with others?

Should you only talk about wedding plans when with your team?

What happens when someone needs to be kicked off the team?!!

What is the best philosophy for moms in the team?

Sharon & Holli agree that the team should try to be clear, direct and flexible with each other.  Remind yourselves at regular intervals why you are an honored part of the team. Look for communication and closeness.  Be appreciative and thankful.  Set the foundation for your life together as an extended family.

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Premier Episode of Here Come the Moms with Hosts Sharon Naylor and Holli Ehrlich
Welcome to the premier show of Here Come the Moms.

Finally, moms get their most important wedding-related questions answered!  Co-hosts, wedding author Sharon Naylor and Holli Ehrlich provide the latest information for the mothers of the bride and the mothers of the groom.  Brides and moms will learn how to work harmoniously for the perfect wedding experience.

In this episode Sharon & Holli agree that weddings are a happy business and mothers are an important component in wedding planning and ever after.  Weddings are different than five or ten years ago.  Sharon's books, The Mother-of-the-Bride Book and Mother of the Groom, were inspired by moms who are confused about their roles.  They feel caught in the middle of old world and new world traditions.  They are not sure what they are supposed to do or where they fit in.

This podcast will help all moms and step moms enjoy the excitement, the creative process, the celebration.  Planning your wedding is a momentous yet short-lived chapter of your life.  "Expectations are premeditated resentments,"  cites Sharon.  You are bound to be disappointed if you don't have realistic expectations.  Listen and learn how to communicate with your mother and the entire family. 

Roles may have changed, but brides absolutely want their moms included in the wedding planning.  Brides today are older, more assertive.  Moms used to be co-planners and now they are part of a team.  Dads and grooms are more involved.  How can a bride and groom pay tribute to their extended family?  Sharon and Holli discuss this and a lot more about the importance of building and securing lasting future relationships.

Stay tuned for upcoming show topics: the new roles and rules for parents, fashion trends, etiquette Do's and Don'ts, conflict resolution tips and more.

There is a lot of fun to be had listening to Here Come the Moms, exclusively on Wedding Podcast Network.

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