Saturday, June 26

Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!



Since I reside nearly 1,000 miles from where my mom lives, I didn’t have many opportunities to shop with her for a Mother-of-the-Bride dress. We relied on searching websites to find styles we liked and I would then call different stores in her area to see who had the dresses available. We had only one shot for her to find a dress in my presence since April was my last visit to St. Louis until we return for the wedding. Luckily, the shop we purchased my maids’ dresses from (Karen’s Boutique in Ellisville) sold MOB dresses by a designer we loved, Jade Couture. Considering my own gown was a brand new introduction in the 2010 line, is it any surprise that the dress we wanted for her to wear just happened to also be a brand new Fall 2010 introduction? (Like mother, like daughter, right?) We were a little bummed to learn that the dress wouldn’t even be available for try-on in stores until one week after my wedding, so we decided for her to try on a few other styles since we felt more comfortable ordering a dress that we could actually see in person. Still, nothing seemed to be “the one”, and for weeks we pondered the different dress styles and whether or not to just order the one we originally loved but couldn’t actually try on. Finally… earlier this week… we came to a final decision. We opted to order our original favorite, the one we loved based on the picture. So here it is! My mom’s MOB dress:
JadeFront Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
JadeDetail Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
JadeBack Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
I think the bordeaux color will look gorgeous with her brunette hair and will definitely complement our wedding colors of celadon green, fuchsia, and dark brown. My fiance’s mother will be wearing a bronze antique-style dress, and I know both women will look just fabulous in the wedding pictures!
Don’t forget to help Mom – and even your future MIL! – with dress selection since it can sometimes be an intimidating and tedious process for them. They will really value your advice and appreciate that you care how they look. My recommendation is to find styles online that you like and email them to your mom to get her opinion and make sure you’re on the same page. Go to stores to help her look, and be honest yet open-minded. Even though it’s your day, you want her to feel as comfortable and fabulous as you do. After everything she’s done for you over the years, she definitely deserves it!
Need some ideas for where to start? Check out some of the other beautiful styles that I found online, and click on the website link below each picture to view the rest of the designer’s collection.
DavidsFront Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
DavidsBack Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
Style # EJ0M8537 in Silver by David’s Bridal
JadeFront2 Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
JadeBack2 Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
Style #J3357 in Teal Taffeta/Black Lace by Jade Collection from Jasmine Bridal
MontageMonCheriGreenFront 225x300 Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
MontageMonCheriGreenDetail 225x300 Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
Style #210976 in Celadon by Montage from Mon Cheri
SophiaTolliFront 225x300 Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
SophiaTolliDetail 225x300 Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
Style # BY21050T in SmokeyBeige/Ruby by Sophia Tolli Special Occasion
AlfredAngeloFront 226x300 Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
AlfredAngeloDetail 226x300 Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
Style #7088 in Diamond White/Espresso by Alfred Angelo
MontageMonCheriGreenFront2 225x300 Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
MontageMonCheriGreenDetail2 225x300 Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride!
Style #210951 in Café by Montage from Mon Cheri
Have your MOB or FMIL chosen their dresses yet? What are you doing to help them through the process?

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