Mum’s the Word: Dresses & Duties For MOBs & MOGs
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d honour all the fabulous Mum’s out there with a dedicated blog post all about Mother-of-the-Bride and Mother-of-the-Groom fashion and duties.
From shopping for the all-important gown, to ‘froofing’ your veil and slow dancing with the groom, Mum’s enjoy many special moments on your wedding day. So you don’t miss out on – or forget! – any, we’ve put together this handy post to help you make the most out of your Mum’s big day: the day she gives you away. Naaaaaaaaaaaaw!
- Stunning Wedding Day Dresses For Mum
Whether your wedding is planned for the beach or the mountains, the church or the backyard, before you come sauntering down the aisle all eyes will be on Mum as she walks into the ceremony and is announced at the reception. Not to mention for years to come when the wedding snaps are passed around and uploaded on Facebook and Instagram! All of this ogling calls for a HAWT dress – STAT! Check out these beauties for some Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom fashion inspiration.
- Traditional Mother of the Bride Duties
With a mountain of wedding tasks looming on every bride-to-be’s to-do list, having Mum around to help with at least some of them can be a god send. Usual duties to pass on to the MOB include scouting out the perfect wedding venue, shopping for your bridal gown, compiling the guest list (complete with addresses and contact numbers/emails), act as the main contact on the wedding day for suppliers like florists, cake makers, and the celebrant, and dance with the Father of the Bride and the Groom during the traditional first dance sequence. Oh, and give hugs and supply tissues to the bride as and when required, of course!
- Traditional Mother of the Groom Duties
While the groom doesn’t USUALLY have as much on his plate as the bride-to-be, there are still plenty of wedding day jitters that only a Mum can fix. Having the MOG around to help plan and host the rehearsal dinner (usually the night before the wedding day), help the groom with the final touches of his outfit, pin the boutonniere to his lapel, and dance with him for the traditional Mother/Son dance, are just some of the simple ways your groom’s Mum can get involved in the wedding day proceedings.
- Unmissable Mother/Daughter Pics
In addition to those tear-jerking off-the-cuff photos of you and Mum looking into each other’s eyes and fighting back the wedding day tears, there are some must-have MOB pics you need to add to your wedding photographer’s shot list. Think Mum and the bridesmaids helping you into your wedding dress, Mum helping you add your ‘something old’ to your wedding attire (particularly if it’s a brooch or pin), Mum putting on your veil, and a couple of gorgeous bride and MOB pre-ceremony portrait shots (one with just the two of you and one generational shot with your nana).
- Unmissable Mother/Son Pics
It is a well known fact that there is a special bond between a mother and her son – so cute wedding snaps of the two of them shouldn’t be hard to capture! Make sure to add to your wedding photographer’s shot list a few must-have’s like the MOG helping your groom with his tie, pinning the boutonniere to his lapel, giving him a final kiss and hug pre-ceremony (when chances of last minute tears are high), and having a blast dancing together during the Mother/Son boogie.
So many happy wedding moments to celebrate with Mum!
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