Is this the first time that you'll be the mother-of-the-bride? If so, you are probably feeling many emotions. On one hand, you are excited that your daughter's dreams are coming true. On the other hand, you might be somewhat stressed over everything that needs to be done. Whether it's the first time that you are planning a wedding or whether you have planned one before, you're probably thinking about things like the reception and the floral arrangements for the wedding.
Perhaps at the top of your to-do list should be the selection of the mother-of-the-bride dress that you will be wearing on this important day. From selecting the dress to arranging for alterations, here are some ideas that might help you.
Select The Dress
Has your daughter expressed that she wants you to wear a specific color? If so, that might actually make your job easier. You can go into the store and tell the clerk that you want a mother-of-the-bride dress in whatever color your daughter specified.
Your other consideration will be how formal you want the dress to be. For example, if your daughter is wearing an extremely elegant dress, you will want to follow suit. On the other hand, if your daughter is being married in your backyard and she is wearing a lovely white peasant dress, that means you can wear a less formal mother-of-the-bride dress.
Arrange For Alterations
Maybe you found the perfect dress and it fits you like a glove. If that's the case, you can check the dress off your list and proceed with other things that are on your list. On the other hand, maybe you found a dress you love, but it needs to be altered.
If that's the case, are you able to alter the dress yourself? With all that you have on your plate, wouldn't it be smart to get a professional to do the alteration? For example, maybe you selected an elegant long dress, but it has extreme slits on both sides. If you're uncomfortable with that part of the design, the person who will do the alteration will know how to close the seams in a way that won't even show the dress had split sides to begin with.
Maybe you have found a long dress, but you want the length to be only to your calves. That can happen, too. Or maybe the sleeves are too long and you want them shortened. The seamstress or the tailor will be able to do that job or any other alterations. Just give him or her enough time to do the job right.