All eyes will be on the bride as she walks down the aisle on her special day, but she is not the only one that eyes will be fixed upon! The mother of the bride and the mother of the groom will also be making the escorted walk, arm in arm with a tuxedoed usher. It is one of the proudest and most anticipated days in both mother’s lives, especially for the mother of the bride. It is the day that her daughter gets married and a day that every mother wants to look her absolute best.
The search for the gown, one that looks beautiful, but also has the perfect fit, is the most important purchase for both mothers of the bridal party. The mother’s dress should reflect her personal style and be flattering, tasteful and comfortable. She should indulge herself in accents and accessories that elevate her ensemble and distinguish her from the rest of the wedding party.
Since the pictures at the ceremony and the reception will become a treasure for family members, it is essential that the color you select will seamlessly compliment the bridal party theme; therefore, choosing the best gown or dress for the event should begin with the color palette. Make sure that you know what color accents will used before you begin your selection. Whether it is a complementary color or a few shades darker, you will want the dresses of the respective mothers to come alive in the pictures. Your best place to start will be to go to the soon-to-be married couple. Speak to them about the color selections, if you haven’t already. Try to get a picture of some of the key items – the color of the bridesmaid gowns, the color of the men’s formal wear, even the color of the linen to be displayed at the reception may have an influence in your decision. Above all, you’ll find that classic cut gowns in slightly muted shades will present an air of elegance and grace as you walk down the aisle.