One of the most exciting times in a mother’s life is when her daughter gets engaged and begins planning for her wedding. When the moment finally comes and the planning begins, it’s key to be prepared for everything that goes into preparing for a wedding. This includes picking out the perfect mother of the bride dress for you to wear. Here are some helpful tips that should be taken into consideration when dress shopping:
Set a Budget
When shopping for a dress, it’s easy to get lost in the joy of the moment. There are so many different types of design, patterns, etc. that mother’s often put too much emphasis on material factors and not on the price tag. This is why it’s imperative to set a budget for yourself before the shopping begins, and stick to that budget no matter what.
Pick a Dress With the Right Colors
As you likely know, it’s often stated that on the day of a woman’s wedding, white belongs to the bride and the bride ONLY. Yes, mother’s and daughter’s often like to look alike, but when picking a dress, white should be avoided altogether. The same can be said for black, which many tend to associate with bad luck.
When deciding on color, one good tip is to try to find something that compliments the color of the bridesmaids dresses (as you will also be standing next to them during the wedding ceremony, and likely in lots of photos as well). Once their dresses have been picked, you could find a dress that’s from the same color family and matches the general color tones.
Another tip is to choose a color that matches your skin tone well. Avoid busy floral or dot printed dresses as these patterns can be very distracting. It’s often best (and more fun) to bring someone (or a group of your trusted friends) with you when shopping, as they will offer helpful advice when picking out a dress.
You want to look tasteful and elegant on your daughter’s wedding day, wearing a dress that compliments the dress of the bride while not taking the attention away from her. All of these are very helpful tips in allowing you to pick the perfect dress for one of the happiest days of your life!