My Parents and Fernando's Parents
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Mother of The Bride and Groom Dresses. People rarely talk about the parents' dresses, but it's also an important part of the wedding party. They are the ones that gave birth to us and I'm sure that their appearance would be our lifetime happiness. It means that they approve our marriage. Mine sure did! :)
Mother of the bride and groom outfits should be comfortable, well-fitted and age appropriate. Not only that, but the outfits should be coordinated with the color, theme and style of the wedding party which has already been chosen by the happy couple.
Here are a few tips that might be helpful in choosing the perfect dresses for the mother of the bride and groom :
Communication is the key. This is actually the most important part. The mothers should find out from the bride how to dress their part and the other way around applied too. The bride should include them in the planning process, so they know what to expect (for example : the theme of the party). I'm sure the parents would be happy to be included.
Make a match. After the bride has chosen her wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses, the mothers should follow their lead and make adjustment.
Find the hue. Usually the mothers always wear the same color with different design of dresses. They should decide their color preferences in mind, but don't forget about the bride - they should stay away from white, cream, or ivory, otherwise it will look like they are trying to steal the spotlight. The dresses should compliment both moms' coloring and not clashing with the wedding colors ( the dress doesn't have to match the bridesmaids' too ).
Compromise with the bride. Not only compromise about the color, but also about the dress design. The mothers should feel comfortable with what they are wearing on the big day too. On the other side, don't wear dresses which aren't suitable with the mothers' age - it can embarrass the bride/the groom.
Anyway, my moms chose bright neon pink color and I love it! At first, the dads were shocked by the chosen color. Hey! They are both guys and shouldn't wear pink, besides it's bright pink! For them, it's too cheesy. Ha-ha! But you know... women always win in the end. They finally agreed. They looked handsome though! Don't you think so? :)
Also I'm introducing Tops Wedding for your wedding needs. They have several elegant dresses for the mothers. Here are three of my favorites. I know I said that the mothers shouldn't wear cream/white color, but I chose based on the design. Tops Wedding offers custom dresses - in other words, you can choose the color based on your preferences. Sweet, right? :)