Every woman loves a wedding, as it’s the most fabulous chance to dress up and feel really glamorous. A new dress, bag, shoes and hat need to be bought for the big day.
When choosing the special outfit, there needs to be that fine line between looking gorgeous and outdoing the bride. The bride will want her mother to look amazing. They are both going to be in a lot of photos or a video, so they will need to look absolutely beautiful. But the mother or mother-in-law needs to be aware that she is not going to be the center of attention on the wedding day.
This is even trickier with celebrity mothers of the bride, as many photographers – and some guests – will be focusing all their attention on the famous face. Celebrities can also have big egos and aren’t used to playing second fiddle, so the competition for being the ‘belle of the ball’ can get heated.
If you think this can’t happen, remember back to when Diana Ross turned up at her daughter Chudney’s wedding wearing a low-cut ivory designer gown.
Mothers of the Bride Feel Under Pressure
It’s not just celebrities who feel under pressure. A Daily Mail article states that one in ten mothers has thought about having cosmetic surgery or Botox for their child’s wedding.
Don’t Be a Mobzilla
Some mothers become so unbearable they have been dubbed ‘mobzillas’. So how do you make sure you don’t get too uppity on your little girl’s big day? The list of things not to do is endless and horrendous, including not wearing white, ivory, or champagne, not getting drunk, and not flirting with the staff, according to a CNN report.
Although the pressure of being the mother of the bride can be enormous, some women manage to look beautiful and glamorous without competing with the bride. Think of Carole Middleton and Camilla at the wedding of Kate and Prince William, who looked chic and stylish but without dreaming of attempting to upstage the beautiful princess.
For help in finding the right outfit for you, head over to a wedding blog featuring great mother of the bride outfits.
These tips will help you enjoy the wedding without the fear of making a massive faux pas on such an important occasion. Keep reading how to tame foxes in minecraft.