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7 Ways Your Mother-In-Law Shouldn’t Interfere With Your Wedding Planning

03 Feb 2018 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

The wedding planning process can be incredibly stressful–and not necessarily because of the work involved, but because of the personal drama that arises. Everyone–from your groom to your parents to your in-laws–will have an opinion on how things should be. And if you’re a strong-willed bride (we would NEVER say ‘bridezilla’), that doesn’t always bode well. An over-bearing mother-in-law, for example, can be a recipe for disaster. It is YOUR wedding, afterall. Here’s how to know where to draw the line:

1. Go to her son behind your back.If your mother-in-law has a wedding-related request–say, that you invite her tennis partner to the wedding or that she be seated next to you at the reception–she needs to ask you to your face, woman to woman. She should absolutely not go behind your back to your fiance and ask him. That is conniving and only results in your fiance being stuck in the middle with his head on a swivel. It’s a recipe for all sorts of miscommunications. And most of all, it’s a sign that you won’t have the most honest mother-daughter relationship once you’re married. Nip the behavior in the butt by replying to her directly if a question comes through her son. Pick up the phone and call her directly when that happens.

2. Make a big deal out of nothing.Not every issue is worth picking a fight over. You know that, and your mother-in-law should, too. If you disagree about, say, the color of the boutonnieres (but white roses are classic!), she needs to know when to let it go. She can’t stay mad about every little thing you disagree on–in fact, it’s your wedding and your good or bad decisions to make. She should save her bargaining chips for bigger issues, like whether you get married by the family pastor or how many guests you’re having at the rehearsal dinner if she’s hosting.


3. Act like it’s her wedding. The problem with parents and in-laws is that they have the tendency to act like your wedding is *their* wedding. They are just so invested, and you should cut them some slack because they are likely just getting sentimental (“but it’s my first child getting married!”). But what you shouldn’t do is let them dictate your wedding.. You don’t have to make any concessions when it comes to your dream wedding, just because they feel so strongly about things like the venue, the church, the theme.

4. Judge how much you spend. Just like your personal finances once you’re married, your wedding budget is none of your mother-in-law’s business. If you want to splurge on $600 wedding shoes, so be it! If you want to have a more lavish wedding than the one she had 30 years ago, that’s perfectly normal and again, none of her business.

5. Ruin your big day. The LAST thing that your mother-in-law should do is actually ruin your big day by saying or doing something that upsets you. If she’s really getting on your last nerve as the wedding date approaches, ask one of your Bridesmaids to serve as a buffer and keep her away from the bridal suite. Ditto for the ceremony and reception–keep a close circle of friends and family between you and the meddling mother-in-law. You’ll have a whole lifetime to figure out how to get along better! But your wedding day isn’t the right time to test those boundaries.

6. Tell you that you look anything but perfect on your big day. This is not the time for her to tell you that you need to lose a little weight or that you’re wearing too much eye makeup. Mother-in-laws–keep your honest opinions to yourselves! Don’t be overly critical. Show support and love for your daughter-in-law by telling her that she looks perfect and that you wish her all the happiness in the world today.

7. Tell your vendors what to do. She can’t expect to have free reign over the vendors, even if she’s chipping in for them. It’s your wedding, your vision. Avoid this from happening by keeping her out of the loop when it comes to communicating with them. 

Mother of the Bride Dresses with Sleeves

24 Feb 2017 Posted by trubridal in Mother of Bride

With Mother’s Day coming this weekend, many of us have our beloved mothers at the forefront of our thoughts. To celebrate moms this whole month long, we’re sharing a series of outfit and dress posts for Mothers-of-the-Bride and Mothers-of-the-Groom from BHLDN, showcasing their fantastic selection of dresses and accessories for Mothers-of-the-Wedding.

Mother of the Bride Dresses with Sleeves BHLDN

From top, left to right: 1. Viola Dress 2.  Liv Dress  3. Lucille Dress  4. Claudia Dress 5. Melinda Dress 6. Evelyn Dress  7. Sylvia Beaded Maxi Dress  8. Odette Dress 9. Chelsea Dress

While some of us may still be trying to come up with the perfect gift to give to our mothers this weekend, we happen to know one thing mothers very often want in their wedding attire: sleeves! That’s right, one of the most popular requests we receive on Dress for the Wedding is for Mother-of-the-Bride dresses with sleeves, and some of the best sleeved dresses can be found in the collection at BHLDN.

BHLDN has just released several new styles for mothers this week, which, along with favorites from their current selection, offer many beautiful choices for any mother wanting a Mother-of-the-Bride dress with sleeves. Whether you want just a hint of coverage from a cap sleeve, or a long-sleeve gown, BHLDN has so many beautiful options!

Long Sleeve, Three-Quarter Length, and Half-Sleeve Mother of the Bride Dresses

Viola Dress from BHLDN Blush beaded mother-of-the-bride gown

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Viola Dress, is a blush ball gown with flattering three-quarter length sleeves, a beautiful beaded bodice, and pockets!

Pale blue beaded mother of the bride gown with sleeves Sylvia Gown BHLDN

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Sylvia Beaded Maxi Dress. Gorgeous all-over sequins in Misty Blue add a serious dose of glamour to this sleek long-sleeve gown.

Silver cocktail length mother of the bride dress with sleeves Liv Dress from BHLDN

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Liv Dress is proof that long-sleeved dresses don’t have to have long skirts! Chic and short cocktail-length dresses are very popular, especially in the spring and summer seasons. The Liv Dress has embellished long sleeves, luminous silver details, and a stylish short length.

Silver long sleeve gown for mother of the bride Lucille Dress BHLDN

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Lucille Dress channels the Ginger Rogers in all of us, with a tulle skirt that is ideal for dancing. This graceful silver dress has a light-as-air look that is beautifully balanced by long lace sleeves.

Blush lace shirt mother of the bride dress with sleeves Evelyn Dress BHLDN

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Evelyn Dress. This blush pink lace dress is a beautiful choice for daytime weddings, with an elegant knee-length skirt and half sleeves.

Short navy blue lace mother of the bride dress with sleeves Evelyn BHLDN

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This polished little dress is also available in a classic navy blue. Evelyn Dress in Navy

Short Sleeve and Cap Sleeve Mother of the Bride Dresses

Silver lace mother of the bride gown Veda from BHLDN

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The Veda Dress features a lustrous silver lace overlay, and offers a hint of coverage from a well-proportioned cap sleeve.

Beaded mother of the bride gown Claudia Dress BHLDN

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Claudia Dress. Beaded gowns are inherently special and perfectly suited for the Mother-of-the-Bride or Mother-of-the-Groom. This embellished gown offers an easy-to-wear sheer draped sleeve that extends effortlessly into a blouson bodice. The rose gold color and stunning beadwork make this a very special dress!

Floral mother of the bride dress with short sleeves


Melinda Dress. This superb take on a floral print offers a muted color palette with a bit of interest, and a pretty short sleeve.

Silver sequin ballgown for mother of the bride Chelsea Dress at BHLDN


The Chelsea Dress, is a stunning silver dress for mothers, with a sequined bodice, full Shantung ball gown skirt, and delicate shoulder coverage from silver lace cap sleeves.

Short pale pink mother of the bride dress with sleeves

Imogen Dress. Short sleeves and a full skirt is a beautiful silhouette. The illusion neckline of this blush pink dress ends in a elegant short cap sleeve with lace overlay.

Odette Dress Gold Lace Mother of the Bride Dress with Cap Sleeves


Odette Dress. This golden lace gown is one of the most elegant dresses for mothers of the wedding. Gold can be wonderfully neutral, but also provides a gorgeous glow that makes it the ideal gown to highlight a mother’s role of honor in the wedding.

You can see from this impressive array of dresses that BHLDN has you covered–quite literally –with a gorgeous range of mothers’ dresses with sleeves.

What Color should the Mother of the Groom Dress be?

29 Jun 2016 Posted by trubridal in Mother of Bride

What Color should the Mother of the Groom Dress be?

You might have overheard an old saying that the Mother of the Groom is supposed to “shut up, show up and wear beige.” While we don’t agree, we do have some tips to make sure you choose a dress that you and your future daughter in love will absolutely love.

Start with the Bride

How formal is it?

Ask the bride about the formality of the wedding. Is it a daytime or evening wedding? Is it casual or black tie ? This will get you started on whether a tea-length dress or an elaborate sequin floor-length dress could be an appropriate choice.

What’s the wedding’s color palette?

The bride may already have a sense of what colors she might want for the wedding.

She’ll be thrilled to know that you are thinking about your dress as it relates to her wedding vision as a whole. You’ll know not to wear navy blue if her color pattern is mint-peach-pink.

Match but don’t Clash

You have taken the bride’s cue on what formality and colors are acceptable.

Now, if the Mother of the Bride hasn’t reached out yet and the wedding is less than 4 months away,you can reach out to her to coordinate your dress.

This is important so both of you are in agreement that the colors are in a similar tone or palette, but do NOT match exactly.  You don’t want to look like twins!

Here’s some ideas to choose a color for the dress:

  • Take a look at the different tones within the color palette
  • Get inspired by the colors of the  flower arrangements.
  • If you know what the Bridesmaids will wear, choose a complementary color ( This tool from David’s Bridal might help)
  • Neutrals are always safe.
  • Go Lighter or Darker – try a lighter version of one the bride’s colors, so if she chooses Purple, try grey or lavender. If yellow , try a gold or copper.

What to stay away from

Okay, so there are some rules that are traditionally not acceptable for mother of the groom dresses:

  • White or Ivory – This is not only valid
  • Black – This used to be a statement that the mother of the groom does not approve of the wedding.
  • Red – You’ll stick out in all the wrong ways.  Need I say more?

Take these with a grain of salt IF the bride has told you specifically that any these are okay.

In Conclusion

As long as you’ve communicated with the bride and the mother of the groom dress complements the Mother of the Bride as, you should choose a mother of the groom dress that is flattering, and that you  feel comfortable in — whatever color that may be!

Mother of the Bride Dresses: Montage by Mon Cheri 2016

28 May 2016 Posted by trubridal in Mother of Bride


We are absolutely in love with these special occasion lines by Mon Cheri, Montage by Mon Cheri and Cameron Blake! Do we dare to say that these are the leaders of Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom dress collections? Award-winning designer, Ivonne Dome, created these lines with the sophisticated, fashion-forward mother in mind and it’s no exaggeration when we say that every piece is just stunning. We are always big fans of versatility, and Montage by Mon Cheri and Cameron Blake do not disappoint with their varying styles, fits, and designs. We love the incredible detailing that went into every piece, and many even come with available matching jackets or shawls for the ultimate versatility. Whether you are looking for a more traditional fit or one with a modern twist, Montage by Mon Cheri and Cameron Blake are guaranteed to offer the sophistication and elegance that you are looking for.


There is a wide selection of full-length and tea-length dress suits, elegant ball gowns, and chic formal dress sets that can really be worn for either formal or informal occasions. Whether you’re looking for a more conservative style or for a little more glam, these dresses have it. Essentially, what we are trying to say is that Montage by Mon Cheri and Cameron Blake is the answer!


Ivonne Dome says, “There’s something about wearing a gorgeous social occasion gown or suit that allows a woman to live out her most glamorous fantasies.”


These beautiful collections offer a wide range of styles in silk chiffon, silky crepe, taffeta, lace, shantung, satin, and organza. There is a gown for every personal preference when it comes to color, cut, and design.


Visit their website to learn more about Montage by Mon Cheri and Cameron Blake

30 Emotional Mother-of-the-Bride Moments

03 Mar 2016 Posted by trubridal in Mother of Bride

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In honor of Mother’s Day, we found the most loving moments captured between the bride, the groom, and their mothers.

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Top-Selling Mother of the Bride Dresses

02 Mar 2016 Posted by trubridal in Mother of Bride

Mothers of the bride and groom, this is the second-most important outfit you’ll ever wear (after your own wedding gown, of course). Every day, moms come to my store and tell me that they “don’t want to look matronly.” Their voices are almost pleading for help and they have a look of desperation in their eyes that can only be compared to that of someone being held hostage.

The good news: Thanks to the incredible diversity of dress styles, sizes, and fabrics, moms have more options than ever before. To help make the vetting process easier, I’ve selected dresses to make you look (and feel) like a million bucks at your child’s wedding! Find out what makes each one a standout with my customers and which styles are best suited for your body type.


Why moms love it: This is a mock three-piece dress constructed from satin back crepe. “This gown’s forte is its embellished basket weave bodice, which creates a small waist and overall curves.” The trumpet skirt has great movement, which is perfect for your spotlight dance.

Why moms love it: This strapless drop-waist gown is nothing short of stunning. Its unique skirt is made from soft tulle and organza. Wear the matching bolero with hand-beaded lace appliqués for the ceremony, then remove it later on during the reception.

Why moms love it: The beading on this soft taffeta gown is exceptional—it resembles a corset shape, creating the illusion of a smaller waist. Also, this is one of the few gowns that comes with both a bolero jacket and a shawl. Available in many different color combinations.

Why moms love it: Hand-beaded, three-dimensional flowers on the shoulder strap create a feminine look. Its A-line skirt has just enough fullness. This gown comes in an array of colors, so it’s easy to find the perfect match for your daughter or son’s big day.

Why moms love it: If Mom isn’t a fan of strapless styles, point her to a dress with exquisite lace-capped sleeves, instead. “The sweetheart neckline and ruched waist with beading are extremely flattering.” Perfect for the warmer summer months, this Tiffany chiffon dress has a beautiful iridescent sheen.
Jade Couture by Jasmine
Who says a show-stopping lace back is relegated just for the bride?
Why moms love it: Not only is this gown extremely comfortable (it’s constructed of silk and silk blend ribbon), but it also has a beautiful fit-and-flare shape. It’s got Mom covered from every angle: The jacket is longer in the back, and the “camisole provides a ‘tummy break’ for those problem areas.”
Why moms love it: Constructed from scalloped metallic yarn, this airy dress would feel right at home in a seaside bash. The cut of the jacket is very flattering on the body and looks especially good from behind. “This dress is great for women who are thick in the middle or are top heavy.”
Ursula of Switzerland
Why moms love it: This vintage-inspired chiffon dress is appropriate for a destination or outdoor wedding. The diagonal layers on the skirt elongate the body, and the ruffles on the jacket add a soft, elegant touch.

Top 10 Mother of the Bride Dresses On Pinterest

29 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Mother of Bride

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Montage by Mon Cheri Spring 2015

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Montage The Ivonne D Collection Fall 2015

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Beige Dress for the Mother of the Groom.

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Ronald Joyce - Mother of the Bride Dress

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I’m loving all these neutral-colored Mother of the Bride dresses! This lovely variety of dresses seems so modern and chic, but also beautifully modest.

Mother of the Bride Dresses

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Montage The Ivonne D Collection Spring 2016

Lace and tulle slim trumpet gown with lace illusion short sleeves. Front and back scalloped V-necklines, dropped waist and inset sweep train.

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25 Beautiful Mother Of The Bride Dresses

28 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Mother of Bride

Don’t forget about your parents on your big day – it’s their party, too! The Mother of the Bride is really a special person, she gave birth to the main heroine of this day. That’s why she should look perfect, and we’ve rounded up some elegant and trendy dresses for you to get inspired. The most popular model is a mid-length gown in any colors that you like – from ivory to navy blue. Don’t hesitate to rock lace, rhinestones and a low neck – the case is really special and worth it! A long dress is also a good option but we recommend darker shades for it to look slimmer. Get inspired by the ideas below and be the most stylish mom ever!

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Phase Eight Spring Mother of the Bride Outfit

18 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Mother of Bride

Juno Dress and Matching Jacket, Cameo
Capture an instantly put together look with the Phase Eight Juno dress and matching jacket in cameo pink. In a striking shift shape the Juno dress skims the body in a most flattering way. Featuring a layered floral lace bodice, capped sleeves and pretty scallop edges. Pair with the coordinating jacket, tonal heels and clutch for a complete Mother of the Bride outfit. The dress finishes at the knee measuring 103cm from neck point to hem. The short collarless jacket has 3/4 length sleeves, an open front and chic stand collar. With a tailored fit and gently contoured darts for added shape giving a polished finish whether layered over flowing dresses, skirts or dressy trousers.

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Exciting silver mother of the bride dresses 2015

18 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Mother of Bride

Silver color is one of the perfect color for Mother of the Bride dresses. Unlike gold, not too shimmering and not too normal like other colors. Here i am going to list the top silver Mother of the Bride dresses of 2015. These are amazing and perfect Mother of the Bride and mother of the groom dresses for any special occasions such as for a wedding or after wedding homecoming party.

These are very affordable, most are under $100 or under $150 dollars. Most of the dresses in this collection are available in plus sizes too. Plus sizes means, up to 5x and some are 6x and 7x plus sizes. They are available in casual extra small sizes too. So if you are looking for an amazing and perfect Mother of the Bride dress in silver color, then these could be the dresses for you.

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Cute silver mother of the bride dress with cap sleeves and in plus sizes

Cute silver Mother of the Bride dress with cap sleeves and in plus sizes

Long silver lace mother of the bride dress with unique front pleats of amazing trendy fashion

Long silver lace Mother of the Bride dress with unique front pleats of amazing trendy fashion


Elegant drape sleeve plus size silver mother of the bride / mother of the groom gown

Elegant drape sleeve plus size silver Mother of the Bride / mother of the groom gown


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