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The mother of the bride dress is an important element of any wedding but buying a mother of the bride dress can be a difficult decision. There are many factors to consider, such as budget, style, colour—and more. The following are some essential dos and don’ts you need to keep in mind when buying the mother of the bride dresses.

Do: Buy online for the best deals

If you want the best deals for mother of the bride dresses, you should buy online. Online shops (such as https://www.mothersonly.com.au/ which focuses on providing mother of the bride dresses) have a wider ranges of styles, colours, and prices. Many physical retail shops will have marked up prices, so you’ll also get the best prices when you buy online.

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Don’t: Forget to complement the colour scheme of the wedding

It’s important not to forget that the mother of the bride dress needs to complement the colour scheme of the wedding. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they should match the bridesmaid’s dresses, but what colours are being used in the wedding should be considered. The only exception to this rule is if the bride and her mother make a mutual decision about a colour that is not otherwise used in the wedding scheme.

Do: Choose a style that is flattering

A mother of the bride dress should be, above all, flattering. No one wants to look frumpy at a wedding, especially your Mother! Before you pick a dress, you should make sure that the style is going to be flattering on your body. Thankfully, modern dresses for your Mum will come in plenty of styles so you can definitely find something that is flattering to your body type. If you are not sure which style is most flattering, try on similar styles in person to see which looks best.

Don’t: Feel limited to certain styles

Today, mother of the bride dresses come in an array of stunning and flattering styles. You shouldn’t feel limited to a standard straight line dress; you can find dresses in chic fit and flare styles and even stunning cocktail dress styles for something more elegant and formality. So, don’t feel limited to basic styles—if a cocktail gown would be appropriate for the occasion, feel free to pick one out for the wedding!

Do: Buy the dress early enough for alterations if necessary

One of the most important ‘dos’ you should know regarding buying mother of the bride dresses is that they need to be purchased early enough for alterations (just like the bride). In some cases, a gown needs to be taken in, let out—or otherwise altered so that it’s as flattering as possible. If you wait too long, there may not be enough time to have the dress altered to fit properly.

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You guys—THE LlAMAS!!! Set on Island Alpaca, in Martha’s Vineyard this shoot is filled with boho inspo and—of course—llamas stealing the show. The editorial was planned by Susan La Reau Events with florals by Nectar and Root, paper and calligraphy by Meilifuous, bridal gown and accessories by Laure de Sagazan and a cake by Sugar Lane Cake Shop. Check out all the details in these images captured by Kylie Mones.

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from the planner:  timeless yet eccentric design is perfect for the bride who is looking for a hint of romance, and farm to table vibes. This shoot was set in the Vineyard’s alpaca fields, and nestled into the dunes of the island. It was subtly ornamented with an autumn motif, and its muted color scheme mixed in pop of pink hydrangea and garden roses. A fall floral runner lined the table and a low hanging installation arched overhead. Florals had a palette of chartreuse, viburnum berry, white poppies, a balance of neutral earth tones and grasses along with a touch of mauve and merlot.

This team of New England vendors made sure to incorporate the land and sea in subtle ways. The bride carried a raw arrangement of loose long stemmed florals and Leo the alpaca was adorned in jewel tones. The calligraphy suite was hand torn and accented with a copper wax seal, featuring a custom portrait of Leo as the envelope liner. Details also included Belvoir Elderflower and Rose Presse welcome drinks, and an organic wedding cake of buttercream, a cake full of sugar berries, flowers and birds! All the pieces were woven together, each of them featuring the vendors vision and craft – a delicate interpretation of a timeless quiet beauty full of personality and gleaming with a genuine love from our real couple who volunteered for this styled shoot.

The bride wore a Laure de Sagazan dress, veil and hairpiece — that the cake artist used inspiration from. Shoes were Ellen Tracy and the ring a touch of something old, in an amonie ring case. We hope you love this; it’s all fields and dunes.

Photography: Kylie Mones // Planner: Susan La Reau Events // Florals: Nectar and Root // Paper and Calligraphy: Meilifuous  // Venue: Island Alpaca, Martha’s Vineyard // Dress, veil and hairpiece: Laure de Sagazan // Hair + Makeup: Jenny Luu // Cake: Sugar Lane Cake Shop // Rentals: Party Rental LTD // Our couple: Sam Ringer and Brett Nagle

 

Light and bright and airy with pops of rich color and texture make this editorial planned and designed by Wonderstruck Weddings & Events a stand-out. Delicate florals are by Justyna Events, sationery is by Jrnl Studio and the modern vibes at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver set the scene. Check out all the vibes perfect for a contemporary brinde in these dreamy images captured by Ivory + Gold Photography.

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Planning & Design: Wonderstruck Weddings & Events // Photography: Ivory + Gold Photography // Florals: Justyna Events // Stationery: Jrnl Studio // Venue: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver // Dress: Luxx Nova Bridal Boutique // Hair: Clara Leung Designs // Makeup: Tianna Tran Makeup Artistry // Cake: Baked By Meesh // Rings: Cavalier Fine Jewellery Shoppe // Model: Kate Iefymova // Macarons: Soirette // Catering Boards: Daily Palette // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

Fanciful, fashion-forward and filled with neon coral hues—this editorial from Her Maid of Honor and Anadena Photography is a perfect way to launch into Valentine’s week. Set at the European-inspired The Manor Andara, the shoot features florals in muted tones of yellow and orange by Araluen Flower Studio with stationery and calligraphy by Azalea Calligraphy and a cake by Tartelette Bakery. Black accents give the look a modern vibe and Anadena Photography captured it all in these images.

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Photography: Anadena Photography // Planning and styling: Her Maid of Honor // Florals: Araluen Flower Studio // Stationery and calligraphy: Azalea Calligraphy // Venue: The Manor Andara // Lingerie, wedding gowns and veil: House of Opaque // Make up and Hair: Make up by Stella // Cake: Tartelette Bakery // Ring: Noma // Hair accessories: Ayyara // Tableware: The Host Table // Silk ribbons and table runner: Her Beautiful Mess // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes from The White Collection Australia

 

It’s all light, bright and airy in today’s modern indoor garden-inspired editorial. Zurie Studio sets the industrial background for the gorgeous, delicate florals by Evergreen Flower Co. who incorporated tomato plants in the bouquet! Photographer Belinda Jean Photography was behind the lens captureing all the light and lovely details in these beautiful images.

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Photographer: Belinda Jean Photography // Floral Design: Evergreen Flower Co. // Invitation Suite: Wild Hearts Calligraphy // Venue: Zurie Studio // Dress: B Loved Bridal // Makeup: Angie Warren Artistry // Hair: Beauty Advisor, Sarah Whair // Ceramic Plates: Bomba Bird // Linens: La Tavola // Chairs: Something Old Dayton // Model: Julia Hollon