Remember, it's Mom's big day, too! And shopping for her dress can be a great way to spend some quality time together for the wedding. While traditional mother-of-the-bride dresses tended to be quite generic, these days, they're refined, elegant and modern, with just the right amount of understated glamour. Here, we offer a few "rules to live by" on how to help Mom choose the dress that lets her shine from the inside out.
Talk to your Mom and get a sense of what she'd like to wear and how she wants to feel on your big day. Kindly remind her how important it is to feel comfortable and beautiful on your big day. A convo about the overall style and theme of the wedding can also be helpful.
SHOULD MOM MATCH THE MOTHER-OF-THE-GROOM?
While it's not necessary to coordinate Mom's look with the Mother-of-the-Groom, it's always a good idea to share the looks they're planning on wearing. If the color schemes feel off-theme, or the dresses too similar, they may want to discuss it with you and/or the groom.
CHOOSING A COLOR
Mom doesn't have to match exactly to your bridal party, but at the same time, it's best not to choose a color that stands out too much from the rest of the group. It's generally best to choose a shade that complements the overall theme and, of course, one that Mom loves.
HAIR & MAKEUP
Talk to your Mom about what kind of look she envisions for herself on wedding day. It's most helpful to decide hair and make-up after she's decided on a dress. Most important, we highly recommend deciding hairstyle and makeup prior to wedding day!