Thursday, June 11, 2009

Simply Stylish-- Dressing your mom or future mother-in-law

As you may have noted, our motto at KiSS Events is "Keep it Simply Stylish." We believe that every detail of the wedding should reflect your simple style, whether it be full of bling, romantic and frilly or understated classic. Your wedding style, when placed in all the details, will give your wedding a cohesive look.

Of course your wedding gown ties into your wedding style, and your bridesmaids will carry the vision one step further. The next layer of style is brought by the Mothers of the Bride and Groom. Before you get started on dressing those lovely ladies, here are a few tips to think about BEFORE you head to the dress shop.

1. The Mothers' dresses should carry the same style as the other members of your wedding party. If your bridesmaids are wearing tea length dresses, the Mothers may wear tea length or floor length dresses. If the bridesmaid dresses are floor length, then the Mothers dresses should be also. Don't inch that hem up to tea length!

2. The color of the Mothers' dresses don't have to be the same shade as the bridesmaids dresses. The dresses should be in the same color palette or in a complimentary shade of the wedding colors. The Mother of the Bride and Groom do not have to choose a dress in the same color.

3. Does your wedding VIP list include multiple Mothers, such as stepmothers? Make sure that you have each Mother in their own distinct shade within your wedding palette. Again, be certain to discuss with each Mother the color of dress she should focus on and if possible, provide her with a swatch of fabric to reference. Another easy way to see which colors compliment your palette is to visit your local paint department and pick up some paint chips so that you can distribute color assignments accordingly.

4. The Mothers should avoid colors such as ivory, white or anything flashy such as red sequins!!

5. Encourage the Mothers to start shopping early! Quite ofen moms approach your wedding much like they've done your whole life....they spend so much time taking care of you that they don't have leave much time for themselves. Please encourage the Mothers to get started and allow themselves plenty of time to ponder dress options.

What are your concerns with dressing your mom?

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