The Mother of the bride, plays a very important part, in the wedding of her daughter. Her primary role before and during the event -- is to offer love, support, encouragement and advice to the bride-to-be. The Mother of the bride is also happy to do whatever she can, to make her daughter's wedding special and memorable. Her heart swells with pride as she remembers her darling little girl -- while gazing at the beautiful woman her daughter has become. During the ceremony you will probably notice her dabbing away tears of joy -- as her sweet girl begins a new life with the man of her dreams.
Doesn't a lovely woman such as this, deserve a stunning new dress to wear during the event? Of course she does! Because of this -- we have put together some dos and don'ts, for mothers and daughters on the look out for the perfect Mother of the Bride dress.
* Do select a style that is flattering and makes the Mother of the Bride feel her best. Moms make sure to ask your daughters opinion. Brides be sure to keep in mind that you want your mom to feel comfortable and beautiful so keep her taste in mind when giving your input.
*Don't select a dress that is white, cream, ivory or champagne -- unless the bride specifically requests one of those colors. Don't select a style that closely resembles the bride's dress either. You might think this wouldn't be possible but depending on the dress the bride selects it could certainly happen. While the Mother does need and deserve to look fantastic -- the bride's dress should stand out and be compleely unique.
*Do let the Mother of the groom know what you are wearing once you select your dress. This of course is not required -- but is certainly in good taste. According to tradition, the Mother of the bride gets first choice -- then the Mother of the groom make her selection. This helps to ensure her dress isn't the same and the colors will not clash with the mother of the bride's dress.
*Don't select a dress that exactly the same color as the Bridesmaids dresses -- unless the bride wants it that way.
*Do make sure to give yourself plenty of time to select a dress. If something needs to be ordered of alterations need to be made -- you'll want to have extra time so there is no stressing over, it at the last minute.