Kelly Lundberg’s style advice for Mothers of the Bride in the UAE
When it comes to your big day, your Mother will most likely play an important role; both behind the scenes during the planning process and during the wedding itself. Whilst traditionally she does not have to perform high profile tasks such as giving speeches or walking you down the aisle, she’s still a key member of your wedding party who deserves to both look and feel fabulous as she proudly supports you as you become a wife.
This month, our BCME expert panel member and founder of StyleMeDivine, Kelly Lundberg, has some advice for both you and your Mother, in terms of what she should wear on what is bound to be one of the most important and memorable days of her life. So, have a read and pass on Kelly’s advice to your Mum, who will more than likely be having her own little mini-stress about what to wear on your big day.
Whilst there is no specific rulebook of dos and don’ts for the big day as Mother of the Bride, here is our advice about the fashion faux-pas that should be avoided at all costs, and how to make sure your Mum gets to shine in her own unique way.
♡ Do consider logistics
The setting, the season and the time of the wedding will dictate appropriate attire. Your Mum will need to feel comfortable in her surroundings, and will also need to take account of traditions, religious considerations and cultural customs that may well require a certain dress code. For example, be sure to tell her that she might need to cover up if required. One way for her to do this is to wear a chic wrap, which offers an elegant compromise.
♡ Consider colours carefully
Unless white is specifically stated as the bridal theme, the Mother of the Bride should not consider wearing this colour. Moreover, whilst black can look very stylish, it’s important to think about the location, time of year and the time of day that the wedding will take place. If in doubt, the Mother of the Bride should go by the rule that if it’s a colour that she wouldn’t have wanted her mother to wear on her own wedding day, then it might be a colour that is best avoided.
♡ Embrace your style personality
It’s important that the Mother of the Bride wears something that she feels fabulous in. Busy prints should be avoided, as these will date quickly. Classic prints, spots, stripes and floral designs are much more timeless. If anything, the Mother of the Bride’s wedding attire should distinguish her stylishly from the rest of the ladies in the wedding party.
♡ Don’t skimp
It’s a very special day and your Mother will truly want to look her very best, so make sure she indulges herself in all the feel good factors! This means great support lingerie for utmost effect, impeccable makeup and an on trend hair style. She should think carefully about her accessories and try not to over complicate things; subtle is better than being over the top.
♡ Communication is key
Traditionally, the Mother of the Bride would always pick her outfit first. Nowadays it rarely matters who buys first, Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom! Where possible, ensure that both Mums have a conversation to find out each others’ thoughts. Remember, they don’t have to match but they do have to make sure that they don’t clash. They should always let you, the bride, have the final approval. After all, it’s your big day!