How to Choose Your Mother of the Bride Dress

Being the mother of the bride is one of those memorable moments in life that you’ll cherish forever. A memory filled with joy and some sorrow, seeing your little girl all grown up. As a mum, you want to do your best to make sure everything goes according to plan. Not only do you want to be the best mum, but you also have to look the part too.

Gone are the days when the bride’s mother had to wear a plain dress and get lost in the background. Modern mamas have no restrictions laid on them. Here are some things to keep in mind when picking out the all-important gown.

Consult the Bride

There are many choices out there when it comes to choosing the mother of the bride dresses Melbourne. The key person of this setting – the bride (who also happens to be your daughter). It’s her important day, after all and you should be able to compliment her. So ask her first what type of gown she wants you to wear, depending on her own wedding dress. If she’s going for a vintage look, then you should choose something that suits that theme, including a stylish hat that suits. If she wants something modern, you can go for something knee-length or body-hugging, as long as it’s modest and not revealing.

Colour Is Important

Colour scheme is very essential to give the perfect co-ordinated look. If the bridesmaids are wearing a uniform colour that suits the wedding dress, then a colour very close to that would give a perfectly synchronised look. But if they are wearing different colours, select a colour that is similar to the bride’s dress colour. It is better not to wear the same colour as the bride, to give her that unique look. Whichever colour you select, make sure it brings out the best in you.

Take In the Surroundings

If the wedding is taking place outside, in a garden or at a beach setting, you have a choice of wearing something elegant and floral, pastel coloured self-designs or monochromatic silks. Avoid very dark colours or sequins, as they will be too bold. If it’s during the night, then you do have a choice of colours and materials. You can even wear a rich jacket or shimmery shawl but remember, don’t outshine the bride.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Get Comfy and Nimble

Since the bride will be busy ‘being a bride’, it’s your responsibility to make sure everything is on time and in the right place. That means being as agile and swift as possible. Wearing something uncomfortable or tight will limit your movements and distract you from the important tasks that need to be done. It is also crucial to wear comfortable shoes with heels that are not too high for obvious reasons.

Communicate With Others

Make it a point to talk to the groom’s mother or even the bride’s aunties and loved ones. Let them know what kind of dress you are going to wear. They might want to get something similar or matching. It also helps to know about other’s choices, just to make sure that you both accidentally don’t wear the same dress.

Cordelia Knotts

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