One thing most Brides never know how to do correctly is to ensure to their new Mother in Law that they will take care of their baby boy just like they would. This goes for both straight women and gay men. Mother’s always worry and why wouldn’t they. Noone can love their boy like his own mom. At least not in the eyes of the mom. This is something that Bride’s do not always consider.
I don’t think that they should try and think about it, however it is hard for a mom to let go, however if you do a few things before you marry her boy, you can easily make the best impression and help to reinsure your mother in law that you will take good care of her boy.
The first thing to do is take a cooking course. If you can show her you can feed her son a good meal and take care of him, she will not only be impressed (even if it is secret), but at least she will know that he will eat well. I don’t care if you can only make one meal, learn to make it and make it well. You can always fake with take out later on at some point. Or you can check out my post on beef wellington in this blog. Just use the search feature.
The next thing you need to do is to show your future Mother in Law that you care and respect her. Let her know what an amazing job she did raising your future husband. Tell her how much of a good man he is and how she did an amazing job raising him. This gives her pride in knowing she did a good job as a parent and created someone that not only she could love, but others could fall in love with too. One thing a Mother always loves to know is that she did her very best and succeeded.
Another thing you can do is about a week or maybe even a month before the wedding, send her a gift or set up a lunch and give her something like this.
This is one of my favorite gift items. Although it does not look like much, it is more of the sentiments that count with it. It is the Mother of the Groom Bracelet.
The Mother of the Groom Bracelet is a swarovski crystal braelet that is absolutely perfect for it’s purpose. Each crystal has a different meaning and the style also signifies the importance of the gift.
To make it even easier on you, the swarovski crystal Mother of the Groom bracelet also comes with a poem that will not only warm the heart of your Mother in Law, but it also tells her the meaning of all of the crystals and the colors.
I love this gift idea. It is not only a gorgeous gift, especially in person, but it is heartfelt, original and has a ton of meaning behind it. This in my opinion is a sure fire way to warm the heart of your future Mother in Law and is an ideal gift for the Mother of the Groom. The bracelet only costs $42 + shipping and handling and it really is a perfect gift for your future Mother in Law. Something I always recommend to every new bride or gay man about to marry, take care of your man and do it well because if you don’t, there is always an angry mom ready to pounce. Use this bracelet to warm up to her and trust me, if she likes you from the get go, your life will be a much better one, especially when his Mom is around.
Anyways, I cannot tell you how important it is to be friends with your Mother in Law and how much easier life will be if she brings you on as a daughter or son. Do what you can to be on her side and it will pay off in the long run.