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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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We are super excited today to be able to share with you guys some absolutely gorgeous gowns from David’s Bridal. Their new Melissa Sweet collection is all things romance and perfect for the romantic bride who loves artisanal styling. Featuring vintage inspired details, the gowns are ethereal and poetic with unique details and tiny hints of color. Even better, we get to share images with you of them in a wedding setting. Take a look at all of this loveliness:

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Shown above is a stunning lace gown with a cut out back that will knock your (or his!) socks off![/caption]

Shown above here is a simply sweet embroidered lace gown with a romantic sweeping underlay.

Here’s that cut out back we told you about!

And of course we absolutely love this tiered chiffon number as well! So many to choose from!

David’s Bridal is an incredible resource for bridal gowns! They offer a variety of sizes for all brides, plenty of convenient locations, incredible service, and a huge variety of designers, styles, and budgets, so that you can find the gown that is absolutely perfect for you! Plus, you can get it all done with their collection of shoes, jewelry, handbags, bridesmaid gowns, and even alternations. If you are dying to try on one of these gowns as much as we are, you can head here to MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!


*This post is sponsored by David’s Bridal.

Don’t you just love a fella in a suit or tux? (Note my husband below, who sure does clean up nice!) But when it comes to coordinating a group of guys for tuxedo rentals all bets are off. When we planned our wedding, my hands off husband wasn’t super involved in getting his guys all looking good so I had to step in a little, which ended up being a total pain! When Generation Tux asked us to try out their services, I was a little skeptical. I typically HATE tux and suit rental companies because the offerings are so limited and old school. However, Generation Tux has a rad website with tons of fresh styles (notice my husband’s black and blue tux?).

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They make selecting the wardrobe for your fiance and his groomsmen so easy! Their pricing is really easy to understand with flat fees for an entire outfit! They offer free shipping both ways, stylists are on hand to help you select your outfit if you need, and it is incredibly easy to manage a group using their site! This makes it easy for those busy groomsmen! No more visits to a store or annoying appointments! It can all be done from home! (This is how excited your groomsmen will be when they hear that news!)


You can select everything from the bow tie to the shoes to everything in between.  They allow the groomsmen to log in using your event information, offer video tutorials on getting measured (or you can have a profession tailor sent out to measure for you!), and they even send your wardrobe a week in advance (wrinkle free of course!!!) so that you can be sure the tux fits correctly. Our experience with Generation Tux was fabulous. Bryan’s tux was a little large and I would have sent it back for something much more slim, but I love that they offer that option! Other than that, I loved the experience and couldn’t recommend their service more highly!

Hey guys! Decided on your wedding hair yet? Have you taken your obligatory trip down the Pinterest rabbit hole of “effortless up-dos”? (Duh. We know you have.) It’s way more stressful than you thought it was going to be, right Every once in awhile, we see a bridal product and go—WOAH, this is amazing. Team Bridal Extensions are one of those things.  The company states that their product is “the most important accessory you’ll need for the big day.” Here’s the thing—we think they might be right! How gorge are these amazing extensions?? They make seriously ANY style possible!

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Here’s the really cool part, this particular line of hair extension (Team Bridal has a patent pending) allows you to pull your own hair through the pockets within the extension to blend your natural color with the extension color, creating a perfect match. Ah-maze!




Need more proof? Look no further than these real bride images. Amazing, right?!


Ready to try them? Team Bridal Extensions has also created this super simple how-to video. You guys, these are totally do-able!


You guys. We need to confess something. We have a wedding pet peeve that we need to get out in the open: we usually hate groomsmen in rented menswear. Our trained eye (though it takes little training) can spot an ill fitting, baggy style suite from a mile away. Unfortunately, there are so few options in the tuxedo rental market that actually take modern style into consideration that most guys are forced to opt for the less-than-stylish but affordable standard. UNTIL NOW.

We want to introduce you to The Black Tux, but before we go any further, let’s have a gander at some lovely specimens that are showcasing The Black Tux wares:

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I mean. Need we say more? We’ll go ahead and continue with more photos, you know, just to be thorough:




So, we pretty much agree with GQ, who says that The Black Tux has “come to rescue guys from tux-rental hell.” I mean, how can a gal resist just black tie perfection?


With modern-slim and classic rental options that start at just $95, you absolutely can’t second guess this decision. Not only is the price absolutely perfect, but what’s even better is that suits are ordered online and delivered to your doorstep with free shipping. That’s a win-win for groomsmen that usually like to drag their feet when it comes to navigating their wedding attire plans.


If you are dead set on your guys looking fab (as you should be) and don’t want to drop the funds for purchasing designer tuxedos, then The Black Tux is an absolute no-brainer.


How cute are these fellas? I mean, can we get an Amen?