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Mother of the Bride Dress Colors for Spring 2008 « Audreysmotherofthebride’s Weblog


Every new season brings in different styles and in exciting colors to the mother of the bride dresses.  The special occasion dress manufacturers will be introducing their spring/summer lines from January through April.  The spring and summer season are when mothers of the bride and groom begin to look for a special gown to wear to their daughter or son’s wedding.  They are in a “panic” mode as in the hustle and bustle of the wedding preparation, they tend to overlook searching for their own formal gowns. Mother of the bride gowns this spring 2008 will still feature rich fabrics with names like shantique, hammered shimmer, brocade, hi twist crepe, satin, etc.  Lace is still available but mostly as accents or forming one part of the gown for interest.  Beads, rhinestones, and embroidery are always a must for formal gowns as these add the sparkle and uniqueness to the outfit, separating a regular dress from a special occasion gown.  These fabrics are made of polyester blends which will retain their shape and are generally wrinkle-free.  Mothers of the bride and groom surely do not want their dresses to pull and crinkle while performing their individual duties. For spring of 2008, the mother of the bride and gown manufacturers are introducing interesting colors like glacier, aqua, sea breeze, and cinnamon.  Sage and dust rose are always popular from one year to the next and these are the staple colors for this spring as well.  Tried and true colors of champagne, burgundy, silver, gold, navy, and black, are still very much in style as these are the basic colors that will look good not only for the wedding but can be worn to any other social occasion. The mother of the bride is definitely an integral part of the wedding, as she is the most important person next to the bride and groom.  She has numerous duties in helping her daughter prepare for the wedding and the mother of the bride dress is often the last thing on her list.  Mother of the bride dresses shown online, are very competitively priced with the traditional bridal stores and many gowns are priced for very much less.  Additionally for internet bridal stores, you can shop for the color that you wish to wear by typing in the color or its variation, in the “search box” of the website.  Every good website should have this feature which shows a blank box for you to type in the keyword you desire.  Online stores usually carry the current season’s styles as they have the real-time capability to post the latest mother of the bride dress styles and delete the ones that are no longer in stock or sold out. This spring 2008, mother of the bride and groom dresses are offered in “youthful” styles.  Long gone is the dowdy looking mother of the bride.  Check out the 2008 styles by Karen Miller, Scala, Cachet, and Ursula as they pave the way for trendier and upbeat styles.   


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THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE’S DRESS AND DUTIESDRESSDiscussing with the bride on which mother of the bride dress colors are appropriate for the wedding.



Mother of the bride can choose her color or colors then. She can choose a mother of the bride dress by going to the department stores or bridal shops that carry mother of the bride dresses and gowns or she can even go with a nice, embellished suit.

The mother of the bride can also let her “fingers do the shopping”. There are tons of great ideas for a mother of the bride dress online. Do a search for “mother of the bride gowns” or “mother of the bride dresses”. Websites usually offer the latest designs for reasonable prices.

Mother of the bride will choose a color that complements the wedding color/colors. If this a difficult thing to do, the basic colors of silver, black, navy, beige, or champagne are acceptable colors to wear. Ivory is acceptable too–it is no longer taboo at weddings (or even black–“black and white” weddings!), if the bride agrees to it.

Mother of the bride can then decide on the length of the dress. Will she be happier with a long, floor-length gown, or will she look better in a more semi-formal, tea-length or even knee-length style?

Confer with the mother of the groom on all mother of the bride dress or gown choices. They will both want to coordinate their choice of outfits.

Shop for a dress at LEAST two to four months in advance of the wedding date. This will allow ample time for dress exchanges, alterations, and the purchase of shoes and accessories. This will limit some of the stress when the mother of the bride plans early.


The mother of the bride will assist the bride with the selection of her wedding dress and accessories. Also, choosing of the bridesmaids, maid of honor and the color theme of the wedding, wedding song, etc.

The mother of the bride helps the bride and the groom in gathering the names of wedding guests and narrowing down the guest list.

The mother of the bride aids in selecting the wedding invitations and the writing out the invitation copy.

The mother of the bride is the assistant or is solely responsible for the other wedding details like photography/videography, wedding cake, bridal accessories, bridal shower arrangements, wedding bouquet and flowers, food catering, wedding favors, pastor/minister/church, banquet room, reception, lodging for out-of-town guests, etc.

The mother of the bride leaves the wedding ceremony area after the bride and groom and before the guests.

The mother of the bride greet guests as they file into the reception room, or at signing of the wedding register.

The mother of the bride dances with the father of the bride or if unavailable, the escort, and then with the groom during the first formal dance.

The mother of the bride ensures that all the guests are happy and having a great time and most importantly, that she, the bride, and groom, are having fun as well despite all the stress and the “hoopla”.

Author: Audrey Cheong is the owner of an online bridal store specializing in mother of the bride dresses and other formal evening dresses in petite, missy, and plus sizes. Please visit her website for great selections and reasonable prices.



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Audrey’s Mother of the Bride is a specialty ONLINE clothing store featuring affordable, designer mother of the bride dresses, mother of the groom dresses and gowns, and formal evening gowns in missy, petite, and plus sizes for your very special occasion. We offer personalized service and quality selections of over 300 gowns! Perform a search for the brand and style number of the mother of the bride or groom dress, gown, or dresses that interest you, and you will find that our prices are consistently and considerably lower, than the rest of our internet competition! Be assured that your mother of the bride or groom dress and gown is from the CURRENT season and is not the manufacturer’s closeouts.

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