Believe it or not, mothers-of-the-bride (MOB) have a difficult time finding the perfect dress. Whereas brides can choose any kind of dress their heart desires, the MOB has several key factors she must consider before she decides to purchase her dress.
It may be your day, but that doesn’t mean that she can’t have her time. She wants to look amazing and in order to ensure that happens, she must have a dress that compliments her. For example, if red is her color, choose red dress or one of a similar hue. She needs an outfit that complements her in order for her to look and feel her best on your day.
Time of Day
The time of day is a crucial factor because it determines whether or not that ball gown will look ridiculous or right on. Think about it, a ball gown and jacket look amazing for a 7:00 p.m. ceremony, but move the time up by several hours and it veers into the absurd.
The MOB may not stand at the altar or walk in with your bridesmaids, but she is very much a part of your wedding party. As a result, she must compliment what your party is wearing. You can make that happen in several ways from length of dress, color of dress and even style of dress. The key is not looking like a carbon copy, but acknowledging the momentous event that is happening and showing solidarity, and a little individuality, with the bride and her party.
The MOB is honored to be a part of your special day. Chances are she has waited your whole life to see this day come to fruition. She is proud to attend your wedding and should have a dress that signifies the shared bond between you, your party and your wedding day.
Posted by Anna K.