In the good old days (whenever that was) mothers planned their daughters’ weddings and had almost complete control over everything. These days, brides and couples often take the lead in creating their own celebrations. But we should not forget that a wedding is a hallmark of enormous change and that is why moms (and dads) often have a lot to say about it. They may also feel like they are losing their son or daughter, and it can be unconsciously upsetting and sad. Marriage will bring out a range of emotions for everyone involved.