My Mum and Mum-in-law looked incredible at my wedding.
Matching colours with the wedding colour palette.
Easy peasy to dance in.
Unless you didn't know, Beth and I dated for just over a year, were engaged for a little over four months, and then we got married!
There wasn't heaps of time for us to find out bridal gown and groom suit, let alone for them to search for their dresses! However, this was a good thing: it helped them quickly decide what they would wear for our wedding
So, Mother of the Bride...
You might have your daughter's wedding booked into 2023, and you might have heaps of time to find your outfits, either way as a first-time mother of the bride, you could probably use a little bit of inspiration and guidance with what's complimentary to wear, and what's clashing.
Here are some ideas from mother of the brides over the last few weddings that I have captured:
When you look through Hatty & Andy's wedding photographs, you can see that with the bridesmaid's dresses, bouquets and even groomsmen's suits, there was a theme of pinks and blues. Good taste, these were our wedding colours too!
As you can see, Hatty's mother is taking the VW Camper Van down to St Andrew The Great for the ceremony. If she were wearing the same colour as the bridesmaid's it might be indistinguishable and as if she were a bridesmaid, not the mother of the bride. Cleverly, she chose a dress that was easy to move in and matched well with the bouquets. She was able to help with little things throughout the day without worrying about what the dress was doing.
On the flip side, if you look through Hollie & Kieran's wedding photographs, Hollie's mother went for an outfit that was beautiful and daringly different to the colour palette of the rest of the bridal party. Although, the thing that worked with this was the flower embellishment on Hollie's mother's dress remarkably mirrored that of her daughter's wedding gown. How cool is that?
Pops of colours
Mother of the bride, Jane, opted for accents of colour for the fascinator to coordinate her outfit. Like Hatty's mother, this dress was practical, and with a linen over-the-shoulder shawl, she felt super comfortable and relaxed the whole day.
Did you also spot that both mothers of the bride's matched their nail varnish colours with the accents?
Madeline's mother (purple jacket) and the rest of the immediate family went for colours that were completely their choice! Theme's are cool, but they're not for everyone, eh?
7 Top Tips
#1 Don't wear your old wedding gown at your daughter's wedding!
#2 Listen to your daughter - remember it's 2021, and of course, it's her wedding
#3 Wear something comfortable and classy, maybe even welcome her to help in picking it
#4 If you're unsure of the colour palette, don't hesitate to ask
#5 Don't suddenly decide on a fascinator without asking beforehand - some brides seriously don't like them!
#6 Invest in a unique shawl or coat for the day in case it gets cold
#7 Chat to the mother of the groom - it could be an excellent opportunity to bond and coordinate your outfit
Happy shopping mother-of-the-brides!
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