Mother of the Bride’s Outfit
With Mother’s Day upon us, we thought what better way to celebrate Mother’s than by dedicating this article to the Mother of the Bride.
Trying to find an outfit for a wedding can become quite a challenge when you are just a guest so we can imagine the stress of figuring out what to wear as the Mother of the Bride. As soon as your daughter told you the news the question that went through every mother’s mind is obviously what to wear? Believe it or not, it used to be tradition to wear matronly dresses in pastel colours or washed out beige shades. But its 2018 ladies which means we’re free to express ourselves and wear what we want but here are a few tips we have put together to help you figure out the perfect Mother of the Bride outfit.
1.Talk to the Bride
This is probably one of the most important tips. Talking to the Bride is an essential factor of coming up with what to wear, she may have envisioned you in this gorgeous gown that will compliment her dress. Or perhaps she wants you and the Groom’s mother to coordinate, or a set colour or she may just want you to wear whatever you’re comfortable wearing. So long as you have had this chat with the Bride you know you won’t be treading on any toes.
2. Think About the Colours of the Wedding
If the Bride has only given you some style ideas or let you decide what you want to wear, then this one’s for you. Think of the colour scheme of the Wedding, a good idea is to wait until the Bride has chosen the bridesmaids’ dresses. Once they have been picked you could decide on a colour to harmonize or contrast. For example, to contrast you should pick the colour that is opposite on the colour wheel to the dresses, so if the bridesmaids are in a blue, the Mother of the Bride could be in orange. Or to harmonize choose a colour in the same colour scheme, if the bridesmaids are in a soft yellow, why not choose a pastel blue?
3. Go Neutral
And when in doubt, neutral it out! Neutrals go with everything and it’s a great way to keep things simple if you’re unsure of exactly what to go with. Just make sure you’re careful picking what neutral shade as you don’t want it to wash you out on the day. And by being in neutrals the pictures of you and the Bride on the day will look great as the colour of both the dresses will complement each other. And of course, avoid the colour white at all costs unless the Bride says otherwise.
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4. Go Black
Black is a very easy colour to style, especially on a wedding day. It can look classic, formal and chic and that is everything the Mother of the Bride wants to be right? To brighten this idea up why not coordinate with the bridesmaid’s dresses when it comes to your accessories. Think shoes, the bag, hair piece, jewellery. It’s a great way to tie in with the wedding still as well as using a classic monochrome colour.
5. Pamper Yourself
After all it is your big day too, you’re sending your daughter off into married life! There aren’t really any rules when it comes to your hair and makeup for the day so why not use this as an excuse to pamper yourself, get your hair and makeup done on the day as well as a manicure and pedicure. You may be invited to get ready with the Bride and her bridesmaids but if not why not invite other family members or the mother of the groom to get ready together?
And if in between all the outfit deciding you’re planning your daughter’s hen party then check out some of our hen party activities to help give the bride-to-be a day to remember.