Tuesday, March 30, 2010
mother of the bride....style
I never, not once, ever thought about mother of the bride dresses...or if my dad would wear a suit or tux... or what Tommy's parents would wear to our wedding. I barely care what my bridesmaids wear!
Until, that is, they asked my opinion. And I drew a blank. I have no idea what mother's of the bride wear...no idea. Does it matter? Not to me....in the sense that I don't want to micromanage the details of such things. Except, this is an important day for my mom too, and she wants to wear something appropriate for our outdoor wedding. And she wants my opinion. I want to help her.
So she subtly asked me what Tommy's mother was wearing. I didn't know. Tommy didn't know either. A few days later I was talking to my future mother in law she asked me what my mother was wearing! It was then I realized that this must be tough.
Long skirt? Dress? Informal? Casual? Or black tie? It's going to be outside, so should they wear a jacketed dress? Or a shawl? What colors? Should they match the bridal party? Or not?
Seriously I had no idea. And seriously, as far as I was concerned, they can wear whatever they like!
So I did some online searches. Found a fab site that has deals on mother of the bride dresses from major brands: DesignerApparel. Some are really high fashion, with sequence and tulle and all the designer details a black tie affair would necessitate. And some are more casual - perfect for a breezy afternoon up in the mountains for our low-key outdoor event. I have noticed that their inventory changes...so many of the links I sent my mom aren't there anymore...but loads of new ones are up.
If your mom requests some help....send her the link!!