10. Involve your mother on an emotional level. Give her first choice on something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Ask her what remembrance of hers she would like you to keep close on your wedding day.
11. Reassure your mother that's she's still in the picture. Take time to give her a compliment for all she is doing for you, instead of focusing on her shortcomings. If you blow it and lose your cool, be woman enough to apologize and let her know you still value her for who she is.
Ilana Arazie is the Junior Producer for the Shopping channel. Although she is not married yet, her mother is awaiting the day she walks down that aisle, which is already driving her crazy.