If you’re the mother of the bride, congratulations! We at Ella Blu know how special this is, and you must find the perfect gown for your daughter’s special day. There are always a lot of factors to keep in mind, so today we’re going to cover some of the basics for picking the perfect mother of the bride dress!
Choose a dress whose colors blend with the bride's. Bridesmaids' dresses are often used as a palette by moms! The dress you choose shouldn't be pink if their gowns are green. Perhaps a dress in a complementary shade of blue or a different shade of green would be a better choice. Avoid the color white, ivory, black, red, anything that is too bright, and anything that’s too overdone.
Even though black is becoming more acceptable for mothers of the bride and guests alike to wear to weddings, consider whether you want to be scrutinized for the color of your dress or if you would prefer to be complimented for how you look in a traditional MOB gown!
You’ll also want to set an appropriate budget to help you find the perfect MOB gown. You don’t have to spend too much money to look incredible! Don't walk into a dress shop without knowing how much you can spend, and then stick to that budget. If you find the right dress, you can spend a little more, but going over budget entirely isn't a good idea, unless it's a dress you can truly, truly wear again and again!