If you’re the mother of the bride or groom, you’ve probably been bombarded with advice from friends, family and “experts” about what you should wear for your important role on the on the big day.
So let me fill you in on what’s fact and what’s myth.
MYTH # 1 – I Shouldn’t Wear Black
False – Some older, more traditional types may still cling to this belief, most people are over it. Black is elegant and chic, not to mention slimming. If black suits you, it can be a good option for a mother of the bride gown. Just be make sure it suits the formality of the wedding and check with the bride first
False – Some mothers of the bride take color co-coordinating to extremes and end up looking like one of the bridesmaids. As Mother of the Bride or Groom, you have a special place in the wedding party, apart from the bridesmaids, so make sure your dress highlights this fact.
There are many ways to co-ordinate with a bridal party without matching them exactly. For example, wear the opposite color that the bridesmaids are wearing or went similar color but one shade deeper.
MYTH # 3 – I Must Lose Weight Before I Start to Shop for My Dress
False – This is probably the biggest mistake made by the mother of the bride. Giving yourself a deadline for getting slim is great, but what if it doesn’t happen? Since many mothers of the bride gowns are not available off-the-rack, you need to give yourself plenty of time to order, customize and alter your dress.
You don’t want to end up rushing out a week before the wedding desperately trying to find anything that will work. Therefore, shop for the body you have right now. And if you do lose weight and the dress no longer fits you a month before the wedding, pat yourself on the back, and get alterations!
To read about other mother of the bride myths, and get all the help you need to decide what to wear on the big day check out my popular eBook, Tweak Your Chic: Secrets to Looking Fab when you are Mother of the Bride or Groom.