When it comes to wedding attire shopping, it is not just all about the wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dresses. If you are the mother of the bride, finding your perfect dress is a big deal as well! The mother of the bride is going to make her grand entrance during the ceremony and reception, be photographed a lot during the wedding day, and will be mingling and on her feet with the quests all day. That is why every mother of the bride deserves and should wear the dress that is perfectly suited for her. To help you out during that process, we have put together a list of tips and tricks that is going to make the mother of the bride dress shopping much easier.
Do Not Start Too Late
Ideally, you should start shopping for your mother of the bride dress six to eight months before the wedding date, leaving any shipping time and alteration needs in mind. This is enough time for the wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses to be chosen, which is going to give you a better idea of the look that coordinates accordingly.
Do Not Ignore Your Daughter’s Requests
Before you go shopping, have a discussion with your daughter about what kind of dress you are looking for. It is very likely that your daughter is going to have a few requests for you or will want to go shopping together, if that is possible. You have every right to tell her that green looks terrible with your skin tone or that you just do not want to wear a backless and sleeveless dress. However, you should always go out of your way to hear her out and try to compromise so you are both happy.
Consider Your Environment
The dress you wear to your daughter’s wedding should not be the dress you like: it should fit into the wedding theme as well. Make sure to take into consideration the wedding theme, the wedding color palette, the time of day, season, location and formality of the event.