By Stephanie White, Amorous Weddings & Events, Mesa, Ariz.

During a recent visit with your bride, you discover her mother is more than just concerned about her daughter’s wedding—she’s concerned about everything, and her hands are in everything! She’s insisted on being part of the planning process, and maybe she’s taken some of the control away from the bride. This is when you, as the wedding planner, may need to step in and draw a few lines in the sand.

Yes, you want to be supportive and understanding to both the bride and her mother, but maybe you realize that what mom wants is only going to increase the overall wedding budget. Or, maybe, you notice her requests are putting a strain on the bride-to-be and her fiancé. This is when it’s time to sit with mom and discuss a few things, possibly putting an end to a problem before it really becomes one. No matter how invested the mother-of-the-bride is in the wedding planning process, remember that you are the professional, and you were hired for a reason. Here are 15 helpful tips for what to do with those wonderful (and, sometimes, pesky) mothers-of-the-brides:

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