Saturday, December 29, 2007

What's a Mom to wear?

Some of the most FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) at September's Bride are about Mothers of the Bride & Groom and what their apparel should be on the big day. Today's Moms are chic and stylish; they want a gown that makes them feel like that on their son or daughter's wedding day. To help you, at September's Bride, we have two Mother's Gown Specialists; who have been-there-done-that and would love to help other Moms find the perfect ensemble to wear. Kristi and Margie are both available for appointments; just call us at 616-355-1433.

Let me also answer some questions that are frequently asked at our store:

Mom: As the mother, am I supposed to match the wedding party?
SB: No, but you should not clash with them, either. Wear a color that makes you feel pretty and confident.
Mom: Who chooses first, the bride's mother?
SB: Traditionally, the bride's mother chooses her dress first, and then informs the groom's mother of the color and formality of her gown; the groom's mother then chooses something complementary in color and length. Today, however, the lines are blurred with step-moms involved and couples who are from different parts of the country, and sometimes, world. It is still a good idea, however, to allow the bride's mother to set the standard.
Mom: Is black an appropriate color for me to wear?
SB: Yes, black is totally appropriate, especially for a formal, evening wedding. The key is to wear accessories that are more festive than somber. Metallic shoes and handbag would be a great thing to add. A sparkly brooch, chunky pearls, and chandelier earrings, perhaps. For an outdoor, summer wedding, black may look a little out of place, unless it is a black linen sundress. In this case, add a yellow or blush shawl, and you'll do great!

September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

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