While you were looking for the perfect dress for your wedding, your mother (or mother figure) was probably with you at every appointment, sharing this very special time in your life. Now that you’ve chosen your dress, it’s time for mom to focus on and start to consider what she will wear. Here are a few thoughts I have about mother of the bride (MOB) attire:
What should your mothers wear?
What your mothers wear should fit the formality of your wedding. If you’re having an informal event, it would look strange if your mothers wore long gowns. They should look STUNNING, as your wedding is a day they have been anticipating for a long time! I’ve included some pics of dresses that I think are elegant, classy and stylish, yet not frumpy as some MOB dresses tend to be. What are your thoughts on some of these dresses for your mothers? Note: we've pinned these dresses on our Pinterest board too! (http://pinterest.com/anelegantaffair)
Should your mothers’ dresses match in some way?
Not necessarily (in my opinion). I don’t think the mothers’ dresses should match exactly (they are not bridesmaids after all), but I think it’s nice when they coordinate colors. For example, if your colors include purple, it’s nice when your moms can wear a shade of purple to compliment your color scheme. Even if they decide not to blend into the color scheme, whatever they wear should be tasteful! As I write this, I am reminded of a wedding I attended years ago. The mother of the bride decided to wear a silver sequenced mini-dress that was so distracting that attention was drawn away from the bride. Although mom enjoyed the attention, her daughter was none too pleased. Moms, if you are reading this, don’t be that mother!
Your Planning Assignment
Brides, don’t be a dictator about what you want your mothers to wear. Allow her the freedom to choose a dress that is appropriate and flattering to her. And remember, this day is just as important to her as it is to you! Happy Shopping!