One of the biggest decisions a soon-to- be bride makes is her dress. It can be a tricky situation trying on hundreds of wedding dress styles, but finally, you have found the perfect one. You have your dress all picked out, but you now need to outfit the rest of the wedding party, including your mom. There are a lot of options available for the traditional mother-of- the-bride dresses, but modern times call for modern updates. Often, moms will put themselves last. This leads to leftover options, often at the last moment. To help your mom find a dress for the big day follow our tips and advice below.
What Is Her Style?
There are so many new trends and fashions available that leave the traditional mother-of- the-bride dresses in the dust. But, one of the most important elements of helping your mom find her perfect dress is making sure you stick close to her personal style. If your mom tends to stick with black, whites and neutrals make sure to not push her to wear a color that is outside of her norm. Granted, you may want everyone to match by wearing hot pink, but keeping your mom looking her best is more important. Halter dresses that come with a jacket are making waves on the bridal fashion runways as a great alternative to the traditional jacket and dress combo for moms. A halter can easily go from chapel wear to elegant evening wear by simply forgoing the jacket. Encourage her to embrace her style, but also help her find something new and beautiful.
When to Start Shopping?
Don’t let mom leave her dress shopping until the last minute. Waiting too long to purchase a dress can ultimately become a disaster. Bridal stores typically stock only a few styles and colors of mother-of- the-bride dresses which means your mom”s dress may need to be special ordered. Once it arrives, it will need to be tailored and fitted properly. To make sure your mom has enough time to find a dress that you both will love, encourage her to start shopping shortly after you choose your dress.