The mother of the bride dress is an important part of the bridal party
attire. It does not necessarily have to match the rest of the bridal party’s
dresses, but it should fit the theme of the wedding and provide the mother
of the bride with a flattering look. Whether you are buying or renting
a dress, here are a few tips to find the perfect mother of the bride dress:
Tip #1: Consider Wedding Location
One of the first ways to
determine what type of dress the mother of the bride should wear is to look at the ceremony and reception
locations. Just as the bride should match the formality and style of her
dress to these locations, so too should the mother of the bride. If the
wedding is a formal affair in a church and the reception includes an elaborate
meal, then the mother of the bride should wear a floor-length, formal
gown. If the wedding is on a beach or in a backyard, then the mother of
the bride can wear a less-formal dress or pantsuit.
Tip #2: Consider Shopping Options
There are many options available when shopping for a mother of the bride
dress. Many bridal shops will offer discounts on the parents’ and
wedding party’s outfits, but there is no rule that says wedding
attire must be purchased with these shops. Look at different shopping
options—such as department stores and designer dress rental companies—to
find a better range of gowns and outfits for the mother of the bride.
Tip #3: Consider Wedding Colors
Another factor in finding the perfect mother of the bride dress concerns
the wedding colors. The mother of the bride should look for colors that
complement the colors instead of matching them. For example, if the wedding
colors are navy blue and ivory, then the mother of the bride dress could
be in purple, light blue, or a neutral color. Ensure that the color is
flattering to the mother’s skin tone as well.
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designer dress rentals for all occasions, so call us to learn more about special occasion dresses near Tampa, FL.