Your daughter is finally tying the nuptial knot. There will be special moments on the wedding day for you to cherish. As the mother of the bride you are the host of the party. When you are introduced at the reception, all eyes will be set on you. It would be thoughtful of you to dress right for the occasion. And then, its also another excuse for you to dress up.1. Speak with the couple
The best place to start is by consulting the soon-to-be-couple. Stay in tune with their plans for the occasion if it would be a formal one, what is the theme going to be, and what color palette would they chose.2. Start early
If time permits, start the planning early. There would be plenty of other things to take care of in the days preceding the big day. Planning early for your outfit will leave you with sufficient time to look for something you love, schedule fittings and get any alterations done if necessaryit would be best to wait for the couple to make their decisions before you start purchasing for the wedding day.3. Consider Their Colors
Outfits for the mother of the bride, should be color coordinated with what the couple has decided as their theme. From the mother of the bride collection we have on sale, you could choose from mauve, blue, purple or lilac. Consider metallic silver, navy, blush, chocolate brown tones if you want to play it safe. Run by your color choice with the couple to stay in sync with their choice for their big day.4. Style it right
You don't want to steal the limelight from the couple of honor, yet you dont want to feel out of sync with a conservative or matronly look. There are plenty of dresses for the mother of the bride to choose from at Catherines of Partick. Depending on the formality of the wedding, anything from a classic suit or a chic sheath to a cocktail dress or formal gown can work.5. Consider the Logistics
When choosing a dress, other than the color and style of it, logistics such as the time of day, the setting, and the season of the event needs to be considered. Religious and cultural customs may require you to follow a certain dress code so we have bolero, jackets and three piece suits in our mother of the bride dresses collection that help you cover up.6. Coordinate with Your Future In-Law
It is important for the ladies to feel comfortable and great in what they choose to wear on that special day. It would be nice if the two mothers can coordinate on color, hem and sleeve length, neckline, and style to make sure they complement each other and not clash.
It is a good idea to have a conversation so you know what the other plans to wear, where she would be shopping from, etc. If both choose the same color, strike a middle ground with different hues.