did you know that the month of june is named after the roman goddess juno goddess of marriage? which may be one of the many reasons june is a popular month for weddings. another reason, at least in the northern hemisphere, is that the weather is absolutely delightful. it’s warm. but not hot. and not too humid. and arguably a perfect month for an outdoor wedding. nowadays, the trend of organizing outdoor weddings is gaining in popularity. weddings set on the beach, or a mountaintop, garden or even one’s backyard does not have the formality of a traditional wedding. due to the casual nature of an outdoor venue, everything from decorations to wedding attire has a more relaxed vibe. even when it comes to choosing a mother-of-the-groom dress. and i couldn’t be happier to partner with opens in a new windowdavid’s bridal today to show you a lovely dress tailor-made to wear to a casual outdoor wedding affair.
so how does one choose a mother-of-the-groom dress? well, it helps to plan several months ahead. and there’s no such thing as overcommunication. traditionally, the MOB will purchase her outfit first then let the MOG know what she’s wearing. so why not honor that tradition? then it’s a good idea to consult the bride to find out if there are any specific guidelines as to what to wear. once you know the bride’s wishes the next things to consider are the date, venue, and the formality of the wedding. last but not least make a date with the MOB to coordinate your dresses. after all, there will be many photos taken of the bridal party parents and all, and you want each of your dresses to coordinate beautifully with each other and the bridal party.
knee length dresses are perfectly acceptable, especially for an informal wedding. if the venue is an outdoor setting, the color scheme might take its cue from nature with pinks and corals. while the MOB and MOG have the option of matching the bridal party by wearing the same color if you choose to coordinate your dress instead of matching the design team at opens in a new windowdavid’s bridal helps narrow your choice by creating coordinating color palettes. don’t you love help from the experts?
once the color scheme is chosen the next thing to take into consideration is fit and comfort. it’s going to be a long day. you’re going to be on the move and on your feet. and lots of photos will be taken. so choose your dress and shoes with this in mind. this textured v-neck dress has a hint of stretch to it. and i love the addition of chiffon cape. block heels are a perfect choice if the venue is set in a garden. there’s no need to fear your heel will get stuck in the grass. plus, block heels are on-trend and ever so comfortable. did you know that opens in a new windowdavid’s bridal also carries shoes? well, they do. as a matter of fact, they offer a full line of accessories from dresses, shoes, lingerie, jewelry, stationery, absolutely everything you might need for the big day. and more.
last but not least, don’t forget to add a few simple accessories. a flash of glitz with these opens in a new windowearrings and bracelet are just the tickets for this casual chic dress. and a opens in a new windowclutch handbag will carry all your essentials like lipstick and tissues. yes, you just might cry tears of joy at your son’s wedding. what a happy day!
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but what if the wedding is a more formal affair held in a religious setting? or possibly a glitzy reception is being planned? the formality of the ceremony or venue dictates the length of your dress. and a formal wedding requires a full-length dress. a fun and decidedly different option is a opens in a new windowtea length silhouette which not only shows off a fab pair of shoes but gives ease of movement throughout the day.
these opens in a new windowshoes lend a feminine flair to their laser-cut silhouette. a crystal embellished shoe is the perfect partner to a subtle but sophisticated opens in a new windowgown. not only do they match perfectly with the dress but with the opens in a new windowcrystal minaudiere as well.
the flowing ball gown skirt is both elegant and dramatic. and the sterling silver color is perfectly suited for a formal affair. but what i love the most is the lace off the shoulder bodice that adds a hint of femininity to this dress and adds timeless elegance. but don’t forget to add a hint of drama with opens in a new windowstarburst crystal teardrop earrings.
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are you ready to head over to opens in a new windowDavid’s Bridal to gather together some ideas? what are you waiting for? there’s a wealth of information available at your fingertips. opens in a new windowlookbook’s, opens in a new windowcolor guides, opens in a new windowwedding color’s by season are available to peruse 24/7. there’s an entire section devoted to the opens in a new windowMother of the Bride/Mother of the Groom. i know this mom already has a few ideas swirling through her head.
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