Being the mother of bride or groom is a responsibly, and it’s something that won’t often come around. So, it’s important you do it right. If you plan your wedding, then you might have some tips for your children. But you need to realize things have changed now.
Yes, you are lending your hands in preparations but what about your dress, have you bought one already or you are saving it for the last minute? If you still have to buy, then you better do it first because time is the only luxury you don’t have when planning a wedding.
If you don’t know how to buy something that suits you, consider the following three guidelines:
Details of the Big Day
Before you start looking for the right dress, you have to list out the details of the event. Is it going to be formal, or casual? Are you planning an indoor event or outdoor? Will the wedding take place in the evening or afternoon?
You have to consider these details because a 4:30 pm wedding is different than 8:00 pm wedding. Also, you can’t wear the same dress on a beach wedding that you wore in a church wedding. These details make a difference when it comes to your dresses length, color, footwear, etc.
Tea length dresses are formal, but you can still move around in grass and gravel. In short, you need to consider your dress once you know where, when and how the event will take place.
Mind Your Comfort
Mother of the Bride Dresses is made with soft fabrics to assure you don’t have any issues. But it’s better if you try the dress out months before the big day. Comfort should be your number one priority; style comes second. So, start by picking a color that looks best on you. You may wear the dress all night.
So, you must be able to move in it, and if you are wearing the wrong color, you will feel it the whole day. Most mothers prefer a dress with long sleeves with extra fabric. They order the dress with modesty panels to improve the fit and look without showing too much. The recent trend of lace dresses is designed to fit according to your torso length. These dresses are very comfortable.
You are dressing to stand out, but that doesn’t mean you should steal the show from the bride and groom. So be careful!
Trust Your Designer and Get Your Dress Early
You don’t want to get your dress on the last minute, colors and sizes often sell to, and alterations take time. If that’s not enough the demands of event pile up and you may get buried underneath. You have to make your dress a priority.
So, you better get the dress ready 2-3 months before the big day. The sooner you get it ready, the better. Once you take care of your dress, you can focus on other important details, like the bridesmaid, food flowers or even the flower girl dresses.
Trust the experts because weddings can get emotional. If you can, shop alone. It will help you find the dress you like. Don’t stress out, leave the alterations to your designer once you pick the dress. They know what they are doing. Just get the dress ready at least a month before the big day. It will give you enough time to make changes.