Mother of the Bride Survival Guide

If your daughter’s getting married, we already know how over the moon you are! It’s such an exciting time to help your daughter plan for the most important day of her life. That said, it can get a little stressful at times! If you’ve overwhelmed or don’t know where to start, know that you aren’t the only one. 


Today, our goal with this blog is to offer some advice in the form of a MOTB survival guide. We’ll offer you some of our best tips for keeping your head on straight during this exciting journey!

 

 

 

ONE YEAR OUT

We know that discussing finances isn’t a super fun subject, but it’s definitely necessary at this point - especially if you’re covering some (or all) of the wedding expenses. If you aren’t, then you don’t need to worry yourself too much with the wedding budget except for offering gentle advice to your daughter if asked for it. 


However, if you’re covering any expenses, make sure your daughter and her partner are aware of any questions or concerns you might have. You’ll want to be sure that you’re all on the same page in regards to what specifically you’re paying for. Discuss venues based on the budget as well as the guest count, as these are two of the most important factors to sort out. If they’re having a large wedding, it helps to begin working on the guest list now rather than later so you can put together addresses for invitations.

 

Your daughter will definitely want to start wedding dress shopping at this point, too! Of course, we would love for her to book a bridal appointment with us at Bel Fiore to find “the one” with our team of expert stylists! We offer a wide variety of bridal gowns in all types of silhouettes like mermaid gowns, ball gowns, A-lines, and more. We also proudly offer a wide selection of plus size dresses!

 

 

SIX TO TEN MONTHS OUT 

Now is a great time to find YOUR special dress for your daughter’s wedding day! Mothers are encouraged to select a dress that complements the wedding colors and is classic in nature so as not to overshadow the bride on her big day. Instead of wearing a trendy gown, choose one that makes you feel beautiful and classic! 

 

We offer a beautiful collection of Montage mother of the bride gowns here at our store in Marietta, GA! All of these stunning dresses range between $400 and $1,200 and come in sizes 4-26W. Here, you’ll find everything from neutral shimmery fit and flare gowns to bold lace fitted dresses. 

 

 You’ll also want to find the perfect shoes and accessories for your dress, ideally around the same time as you shop for your gown! 

 

 

ONE TO THREE MONTHS OUT

Now is the time to order your rehearsal dinner dress! If you want to wear something a little more trendy or modern than what you wore on your wedding day, you can do so. Be prepared for possible alterations and fittings!

 

 

WEEK OF 

The big day for your daughter is just around the corner! During this time, she will certainly need your guidance and support. At this point, you should also arrange any necessary transportation for guests.

 

 

THE DAY OF 

Get ready to celebrate your daughter's wedding with beautiful hair and makeup, lipstick, and tissues! Be sure to offer any assistance to your daughter as needed. Remember that this is a very special day for her, so try your best to be helpful without being overbearing. The best thing you can do for your daughter is enjoy yourself!

 

 We hope this helps ease your mind a bit while preparing for your daughter’s wedding day! Again, we would absolutely adore being a part of this special occasion. We have incredible MOTB and bridal gowns right here at Bel Fiore. If you’re ready to find the perfect dresses, book an appointment with us now!