Ask Colin: Wedding Etiquette

Host a casual dinner to break the ice between the bride and groom’s families before the Big Day.

I am the mother of the bride and the wedding is next summer but I am concerned because the parents of the groom have not reached out to me. Should I contact them? My daughter has now been engaged 2 months and I have only met them once.

It is the responsibility of your daughter and future son-in-law to make the introductions and get both families together. Speak to your daughter and encourage her to plan a dinner or other casual affair where you can get the planning process started.