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Tips for Finding the Perfect Mother of the Bride Gown in the Philippines

Tips for Finding the Perfect Mother of the Bride Gown in the Philippines

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Another exciting milestone for any mother is sending off their child on their wedding day. Of course, the mother of the bride must be bedecked in a gown that is equally elegant as her daughter’s.

We know how important it is to find the right dress to wear to your daughter’s wedding. So, here are tips for the perfect mother-of-the-bride gowns in the Philippines.

How to Choose a Mother’s Gown for a Wedding in the Philippines

Finding a look of the mother of the bride and groom can be quite tricky. Moms no longer want to wear matronly dresses to their children’s special day; they want a look that stands out on its own and reflects their personal styles. Does it sound like a tall order?

Don’t worry, here are tips to help you choose the perfect gown for the groom’s and bride’s mothers for your wedding.

Complement the Wedding Party’s

The mother of the bride and groom are indeed part of the wedding entourage; however, they are on a different tier from bridesmaids. So, their look should reflect this.

The mothers’ gowns should complement the wedding party’s looks, meaning they should complement, but not follow, the color scheme. Find a look for your mom that goes with the wedding theme but will not make her look like one of the bridesmaids.

For example, if your wedding palette includes floral hues, the mother of the bride could choose a floral dress or a jewel-tone gown of one of the colors in the wedding palette.

Consider the Weather and Venue

The wedding venue dictates whether it will be cold or warm during the wedding. Mothers would enjoy the wedding better when they’re dressed appropriately for the venue and the climate.

Likewise, take the venue into account when choosing a gown. If getting married in a church or a religious setting, be mindful of the clothing customs.

With all that said, the mother of the bride’s gown would be vastly different if the reception venue were at a beach (she could wear a light, flowy dress) than if it were in a more formal venue in Tagaytay (she would likely wear a gown with more coverage and bring a shawl).


Select a Style That’s Comfortable

If your mom is not used to wearing gowns, she may feel pressured to wear a beautiful dress that she’s not comfortable in. We want mothers of the brides and grooms to “wear the dress and not let the dress wear them.”

If they are not comfortable with their look, they may not enjoy your wedding day as well as they could.

Choose a gown that they’re comfortable in. Choose a fabric that doesn’t make them feel itchy, the right style that shows just the right amount of skin, and a size that fits just right.

Choose a Gown that Complements Her

While we’re on the subject of not letting the dress wear the woman, another worthy way to find the perfect dress is by considering their body type. While we are all about body positivity here, it would be more beneficial to respect what mothers are comfortable with.

It would not do anyone good to force their mother into a dress that she’s not comfortable in. So, choose a dress that complements her features. This way, the bride’s and groom’s mother would feel confident in their look.

Tailor the Fit

The mother of the bride or groom does not deserve an ill-fitting gown. While this is not so much a tip for finding the perfect look, this tip can help elevate a great dress into a gorgeous one.

Whether it’s a bespoke or ready-to-wear dress, whichever gown the bride’s mother chooses the most important step before the wedding day is to have it tailored to fit its wearer just right.


Inspiration for Mother Dresses for Philippine Weddings

Let us give you some inspiration to help guide you in finding the perfect look worthy of the mother of the bride or groom.

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Off-the-shoulder gowns are classic styles for women of all ages. They are quite flattering for different body types. This style can be customized to a variety of lengths, silhouettes, and fabrics to suit the wearer’s preferences and the wedding’s theme.

Sequins and Sparkles

A sure recipe for understated elegance is a dress embellished with sequins and beads to make it sparkle. Such a dress is sure to make the bride’s or groom’s mother stand out from the rest of the entourage while complementing the wedding theme.


Sleek Silhouette

A gown with a sleek silhouette will surely bring the mother a modern and youthful sense of elegance that’s far from matronly.

A Black Dress

If choosing a mother-of-the-bride gown in the Philippines proves to be challenging, a black dress is always a safe but elegant choice. Black is a universally flattering color and, with the right silhouette and wedding makeup look, is sure to complement any wedding theme.

A Pantsuit

Gowns are not the only garment that mothers can wear to their children’s weddings. Pantsuits have been a tasteful choice for both mothers and wedding guests.

Time to Scour the Shops for the Perfect Dress

Choosing the perfect mother’s gown for a Philippine wedding can be made easier as a collaborative effort between the bride and her mother and future mother-in-law.

With your new knowledge of considerations for choosing a dress and some inspiration, it’s time to go and find the perfect gown fit for the bride or groom’s mother.

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Lorainne Pangalangan
Author: Lorainne Pangalangan

Lorainne spends most of her days writing. When she's not writing, she reads novels and poems, watches theater, attempts watercolor art, and puts on a full face of makeup to watch another sitcom.

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