Mothers, Avoid These Top 4 Mistake When Shopping Mother of the Bride Dresses
According to tradition, the mother of the bride is responsible for providing support during wedding dress shopping, wrangling bridesmaids, assisting with the guest list, and helping the bride get ready on the big day. What's more, all eyes will be on this guest of honor at various parts of the celebration, so finding a perfect look is important to live up to such a distinction. There are a few factors every mother of the bride should know prior to shopping for a wedding-day look.
There are the top four mistakes most mothers of the bride are making when shopping for their mother of the bride dresses. Avoid these mistakes to find the one you'll absolutely love wearing on the big day.
- Error 1: Not Following the Dress Code Designed By The Couple
A dress code is a way to establish the level of formality THE COUPLES like to see at their wedding.
Sticking to the dress code, is not only important but required as mother of the brides, and mother of the grooms.
So, if the invite states formal or black tie attire, do not show up in a casual dress, and vice versa.
Also avoid wearing a look that is too formal, as it could potentially upstage the bride.
When in doubt, ask brides for help when deciding on what you'd like to wear.
- Error 2: Not Adhering to the Bride's Color Request
Wedding is not the place for mothers to express their own fashion vision and embrace their individuality.
While it's important to feel comfortable and look your best, so if you've been asked to wear a specific color to match the color palette of the wedding party, it's best to follow it.
You can have a discussion with the bride if there is something you want to wear. And if you truly do not like the color that has been selected by your daughter, confirm if she's okay with you wearing a similar shade. Just remember that the bride always has the last say, for this is ultimately the bride's special day.
- Error 3: Buying Dresses Outside of Their Comfort Zones
Mothers of the bride should look for dresses they are comfortable wearing all day, and all night, long. we recommend sticking to dress silhouettes and fabrics you have previously worn to other events. Trust us, your daughter's wedding is not the time to step outside of the box and try something completely new.
- Error 4: Buying a White Dress
Unless the bride requests you wear white, or you don’t want your daughter to speak with you again, the mother of the bride should never wear a white dress. This is also the case for white dresses with prints and patterns.
We're sure this goes without saying, but white is reserved for the bride (or couple).
There are so many colorful and modern outfits available for mothers of the bride today, so we're confident you can find a non-white option that you'll absolutely love.