For the mother of the bride, her daughter’s wedding is a wonderful day, but the time leading up to the event is busy and, potentially, stressful. But don’t worry we’ve got 5 summer outfit tips to keep your cool.
1. Give yourself enough time to shop
It is all too easy for to become so wrapped up in getting everything done that the mother of the bride ends up not leaving much time to get ready herself! Shopping for the mother of the bride outfit is an important task, and one that’s worth prioritising. As the mother of the bride will be in many of the wedding photos, everyone’s eyes will be on her as well as on the bride and groom. It’s important that you feel confident and get to wear a flattering outfit that you’ll look good in throughout the day.
2. Bear the weather in mind
However, buying a mother of the bride outfit is not just about buying something that looks good. It has to be practical as well. Naturally, for a summer wedding, you want to wear something that looks summery and is lightweight enough so you will not be too hot.
However, it is never wise to assume that the sun will shine all day! Unfortunately, sometimes it will rain or be cold, so you need to be Girl Guide prepared! So it’s always wise to buy a jacket or wrap.
Not everyone wants to wear a hat, but for a summer wedding, hats can be a practical and stylish. Provided you choose one that ties in with the rest of your outfit, they look great, and can help to keep you cool.
3. The right footwear
A pair of stiletto heel sandals will look elegant, but they may not be entirely practical for an outdoor wedding. If you know that you are going to be walking on grass or soil, it is worth buying a pair of shoes with a slightly wider heel base. They will be more comfortable, and you will look more elegant because you’ll be able to walk naturally instead of on the balls of your feet.
4. Keeping your feet comfortable
The chances are you are going to be on your feet for much of the day, so you need to buy a pair of shoes that you know will be comfortable. It’s always worth wearing them around the house for a few days before the wedding, that way they’ll have stretched a bit and be less likely to rub. Treat yourself to a chiropodist appointment a week or so before the wedding and if you decide to wear sandals, remember to book yourself a pedicure for perfect pinkies.
5. Keep things light and follow the theme
Naturally, the mother of the bride’s dress or suit needs to fit in with the way the rest of the wedding party is dressed. Talk to your daughter about the colour theme of the day and which tones will complement the wedding party. Try to pick lighter rather than darker tones so that your outfit looks summery enough. Finally when you buy your mother of the bride outfit, be sure to give yourself enough time to get it altered; that way it will fit perfectly and you will look fantastic.