Has spring come to your town yet? Here in London it’s fresh and sunny these day. Very soon the wedding season will start which means, those invited will be on a ‘what to wear’ quest.
Let’s see how mothers of the bride should handle the matter.
Traditionally, the mother of the bride is the mom who buys her outfit first. She then should inform politely the mother of the groom about her choice. It’s done to avoid clashing colours, overdressing and other fashion mistakes.
If you are not sure whether the mother of the groom is willing to coordinate her wedding attire with you, be as friendly and subtle as possible when speaking about your dress with her .
Summer wedding set by TANYA80
Start shopping for a dress in advance. A decision about your outfit has to be made at least one month before the wedding. Again, if you follow the traditions, you should give the mother of the groom enough time to choose her dress after you decided about your gown.
It terms of colors, think about abstaining from white, ivory and champagne colors. Black and red are considered risky too. But the bottom line is – you should talk with the bride before your shopping session. Who knows, she might surprise you and support your wish to look a little extravagant.
Sparkle at the wedding by shelleyje
In case you see hesitation in your daughter’s eyes when you describe an amazing black, slightly see-through dress or a strapless red gown you noticed recently, be flexible and don’t push it. You want your daughter to be happy on her wedding day, right? Go for silver, burgundy, lavender or blue color outfit instead.
Dream in purple by BEEKASAM
The bride might also want your outfit to correspond with bridesmaids ensembles, the style, length and formality. Although, you want to please the bride, don’t wear a dress that you don’t like or don’t feel comfortable in. Remember about your daughters guidelines when shopping for your wedding attire, but make sure it feels right wearing it.
Whatever your clothing preferences are, the outfit you select for the wedding can’t look too casual, especially if it is an evening wedding. Even if you don’t normally like fancy clothes, the mother of the bride should look formal and refined. There are countless option that will allow you to look easy and chic at the same time. It’s not necessarily should be a dress, classic elegant trousers and a blouse can look well too.
Icy blossoms by Tanita+Pe
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