With a diverse range of mother of the bride dresses to choose from, we have designs that accommodate all wedding types, from traditional to inner-city chic, through to beach weddings and other outdoor settings. No matter what your daughter’s venue is, we’ll help you find a scintillating new outfit that will be every bit as special as her momentous day will be.
WHEN SHOULD YOU START SHOPPING FOR YOUR DRESS?
A common question asked by concerned mothers of the bride is, ‘when should I start shopping for my dress?’ Is it best to begin looking right away, as soon as the wonderful news is announced, or is it better to bide your time and wait until the day of the wedding draws a little nearer? This largely comes down to personal preference. However, there are a number of advantages of starting out early. Firstly, there’s economic benefits.
By shopping in advance, you’ll give yourself the best opportunity to find the best deals on mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses. It may also take you longer than expected to decide on a dress that really takes your fancy, so allowing yourself plenty of time to search will help safeguard you against last-minute desperation buys. Regardless of when you choose to begin shopping for your dress, it is important that the dress is in your possession no later than one month from the date of the wedding. This allows you adequate time for any dress alterations wish to have made.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE PERFECT MOTHER OF THE BRIDE DRESS?
When it comes to contemporary wedding fashion, the more eccentric, exciting and glamourous dress designs have become as popular as the traditional dresses. Even so, there are still a number of golden rules available that can help inspire you to choose the perfect mother of the bride dress.
A matter of preference – just as it is for your daughter, the bride, it’s essential that you find a fabulous dress that makes you look and feel amazing, while allowing you to feel confident and relaxed.
Colours that complement the bridal party – seek your colour inspiration from the bridal party. If they’re colours are overtly bold and striking, then it’s a good idea to dress similarly. Conversely, if everyone is dressed in more subtle hues, then a lighter shade of dress may be ideal.
A dress that suits the locale – where is the wedding being held? Is it a traditional church wedding? Or a destination wedding to be celebrated at a beach or in the countryside? Always ensure that your beautiful ensemble is perfect for the setting and the climatic conditions you can expect to encounter. For example, if your daughter is getting married at a scenic location by the beach and it’s going to be the middle of summer, then it’s important that your dress is suitably light and airy.
Shop sooner rather than later – the bridal industry is hectic all year round, there are no quiet periods. This means that if you leave it too late to start shopping for your dress, you may find your dress options limited. It’s recommended that you begin searching for your dress no later than 3 months prior to the date of the wedding. This will give you plenty of time to source a gorgeous new dress and have alterations made to it if necessary.
Accessorise – of course, looking spectacular at your daughter’s wedding also means embellishing yourself with some stunning accessories. We have an extensive collection sumptuous jewellery for you to choose from.
CONTACT ROSA & MARY’S BRIDAL SHOP
Whether you’ve got a good idea of which style of mother of the bride wedding dress it is that you’d like to try on, or no idea at all, the best thing to do is get in touch with the friendly team at Rosa & Mary’s Bridal Shop and let them help you decide on a fabulous new dress for your beloved daughter’s wedding.