The tender responses. The big decisions. The conflicts. The surprises. This sensitive yet humorous book captures and illuminates an emotional time so that readers can recognize and validate the range of emotions they are feeling. As the mother of the groom (MOG), it’s easy to be pushed aside, overlooked, and underestimated when it comes to wedding planning. But MOGs everywhere know it’s not just about the mother of the bride. So how do they get involved without being seen as pushy or unhelpful? Experienced mother of the groom Sydell Rabin guides readers through every sticky situation, including how to help out with the rehearsal dinner, be a welcome and helpful shower guest, and give assistance to the bride without stepping on toes. This guide gives moms whose sons are soon to be walking down the aisle a chance to connect with other mothers who went through the same thing. It addresses her every question, concern, and “Why me?!” moment. Some mothers want to do more than just wear beige and keep their mouths shut. This book lets them.