Congratulations! It’s going to be an amazing day. It might as well be your special day as well. This is the day your daughter starts a new chapter of her life, and there’s just so many things you want to help her deal with. And choosing your mother of the bride dresses can be stressful enough as it is when you’re dealing with other wedding details. So how do you deal with choosing your dress with the least stress as possible?
Before Anything Else: The Budget
Before you begin your search, you need to establish your budget and commit to sticking to it. It’s going to be tempting to go all out with the mother of the bride dresses, but you don’t want to end up with a debt over a dress that you’ll only get to wear once, and only for a few hours.
When Do You Start?
As much as possible, you’ll need to buy your mother of the bride dress as soon as possible. But ideally, only after the wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses have been chosen. That way, you’ll be able to pick out a dress that will not clash with the motif and style of these dresses.
Also, you’ll also need to buy the dress with enough time to make any possible alterations so that it will fit perfectly on the wedding day. Weddings are the perfect reason to diet as well. But you must also keep in mind that once mother of the bride dresses has been bought and altered, it won’t do to diet since the dress won’t fit at nicely as it should. If you must diet, do so before buying and altering your dress.
Complementing With the Mother of the Groom
The other person who will be under as much scrutiny as the mother of the bride will be the mother of the groom. With this in mind, it is best to also coordinate with her before you decide on your mother of the bride dresses. If you need to, you can send her a swatch of the fabric your using and talk her through the style you’ve chosen. Having a coordinated outfit with her will have a very nice harmonious effect.
What Not to Get
The right approach to choosing the mother of the bride dresses is to complement, not match. You don’t want to end up with a very similar style or color with the groom’s mother or with the bride or the bridesmaids even. That will call for some unwelcome attention on your choice.
Stay away from printed cloth. It will be too distracting and can draw attention away from the bride, which is not something that you will want to do.
Everyone will say that the spotlight will be on the bride herself, but that’s no reason for the mother of the bride not to put as much attention to details when getting her dress as well. After all, it is still a very special day for you, and everyone will know it. And it’s also good to remember that on this day, so many pictures will be taken, and the perfect mother of the bride dress that complements with everything will make for very wonderful photographs you’re sure to cherish.