How Not To Stress Over Finding Your Mother of the Bride Dress!
Your daughter's wedding is announced. She has butterflies in her
stomach and one thousand and one things to do. Her "butterflies"
become yours and your thoughts are racing just like hers. You,
as her mother, will help her plan her dream wedding, just like
your mother planned yours. At the back of your mind......"What
am I going to wear? Will I look just as beautiful as my daughter
on her wedding day? So many people are going to be looking at me
Fret no more. Here are the RULES but like all rules, they may
be broken or should I say improvised and revised to suit you. I
say whatever makes you and/or your daughter happy!
1. Confer with your daughter. She will come up with a color
scheme for her wedding.
2. Ask her whether she wants the color of your dress to
complement her wedding color/colors or almost match it. Examples
of complementary colors to a red color theme is burgundy, wine,
claret red, dark pink, and purple. As for a "match", it would
certainly be difficult to have an exact match of the colors, as
your dress will be of a different manufacturer, style, fabric,
and dye. So, do not stress over this.
3. You, as the mother of the bride, will decide on a color or
colors, after consulting your daughter. Suggest to her to be
flexible on the choice of colors--perhaps two or three choices
would be great. Mother of the
bride dresses are not made like bridesmaid dresses, the
latter being preordered and tailored months ahead of time for
the occasion. Shopping for a mother of the bride dress can be a
headache and nightmare rolled into one, especially for the plus
size woman or if you live in a rural city.
4. Do not forget to involve the mother of the groom. After you
have an idea of what color you would or should be wearing,
inform her. She will definitely appreciate that as she will be
in a panic mode as well, going through the same motions as you
will soon be, looking for that perfect "mother's" dress.
5. Shop as soon as you can. Finding YOUR dress is important too.
Understand that you are shopping for a specific style that you
like and look great in, a specific color, and then a specific
size. Then, you will need to allow sufficient time for
professional tailoring of the dress, to get it to fit just
right! Also, what about the accessories like shoes and jewelry?
You will be surprised how many ladies come to my online store www.audreysmotherof
thebride.com hoping to find their dress within a WEEK of the
6. Shop bridal or department stores first. You can get a first
hand look at the styles out there and the type and quality of
fabrics. Do not ignore online formal wear stores. Visiting an
online store is easy and stress free as they are a source of
great ideas of what you would like to wear on that special day.
Our online store stocks a variety of fashionable dresses,
especially for the plus size mother
of the bride.
7. Take care of yourself in these nerve-wrecking times of
preparation. Remember, you need to look good as well, although
it is your daughter's wedding.
8. Now, sit back and relax. You have found your most perfect
mother of the bride dress and have a few more weeks to spare.
Give yourself a big pat on the back!