Your son is getting married. Chances are, there’s at least one thing in your to-do list that worries you. That is – what to wear to the wedding. The aim is to look radiant and classy, but not outshine the bride or her mother.
If you are willing to respect traditions, you should wait until mother of the bride chooses her wedding attire and informs you about it. She might give you a call or ask your son to give you the heads up about her decision. It is a friendly gesture that helps you both to avoid color clashing, overdressing and other fashion mistakes. Even if you don’t plan to coordinate your outfit with the mother of the bride, you should stay polite and thank the mom of your future daughter-in-law for the courtesy.
Porcini & green by Stavroula
Before you start searching for the wedding dress talk with the bride. She might have some ideas about the colour, length, style and formality of the dress. The bride might hesitate to initiate such talk because she doesn’t want to disappoint you. Try to respect her wishes, this wedding is the most beautiful and important event for her and your son.
Garde-Robe: Royal Wedding by Huckle
In general, when selecting the dress it is a good idea to avoid ivory or white attire, black outfit or red gowns. But if the bride really doesn’t mind and these are your favorite colors – go for it.
The sooner you start looking for the wedding attire the better. Your goal is to decide at least one month before the event. If you haven’t heard from the mother of the bride 4 months till the wedding, you might want to talk with your future daughter-in-law and see what’s the status. Perhaps her mom doesn’t mind if you buy your wedding attire before her or even is not aware that you are waiting for her decision.
Even if your usual outfit style is deeply casual, the wedding of your son is a very special event and you should look formal and fabolous. There are infinite options to look light and chic at the same time. You can even wear elegant trousers in case fancy dresses or skirts are absolutely not your thing.
Casual Elegance! by Huckle
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