Want, Need, Love: Mother-of-the-Bride Wedding Day Essentials


Mother of the Bride Essentials

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As a bride, while it is your day, you want to be sure to honor your mother on your wedding day for all that she has done to help you to actually make it to that wedding day. With that in mind, we have a list of the Mother-of-the-Bride wedding day essentials you should help to get together for your mom.

After making sure that your mom’s wedding attire is stylish and not matronly, by helping her to choose one of the many fabulous dresses for the mother of the bride to wear at the wedding in addition to the wedding tasks for your mom that she is responsible for, be sure that she has these Mother-of-the-Bride essentials, from Brides:

by Gabriella Rello

We know it’s your big day, but let’s face it — you wouldn’t be walking down the aisle at all if it weren’t for your mom. And whether she needs a little help in the fashion department or if you’re searching for a meaningful gift to thank her for all her hard work, here are our suggestions for all-things mother of the bride.

1. The Dress
Our top tip for mother-of-the-bride dresses? Select a look that’s fashionable yet timeless — and vibes with the wedding’s overall aesthetic. Something elegant and understated, like this floor-length navy blue dress from Derek Lam, is perfect for a daughter’s wedding day.
Bandeau Overlay Gown, $3,390, Derek Lam available at Shopbop

2. The Thank-You Note
Brides, take note (literally): You’ve likely penned your husband-to-be a sweet wedding-day note, but consider writing one for Mom too. She’s dreamed of seeing you in a white dress since the day you were born, so honor her with a meaningful keepsake she’ll treasure forever. She’ll love this option from Rifle Paper Co., complete with a pretty floral motif and gold detailing.
“Woodland” greeting card, $4.50, Rifle Paper Co.

3. The Shoe
Moms are on their feet all night long — between photos, greeting guests, and dancing — so selecting a comfortable shoe is key. Choose something chic, like these Manolo Blahnik slingbacks, which feature a modest 2 3/4-inch heel, in a formal shade (we love the gold!).
“Napa” metallic slingback heel, $645, Manolo Blahnik available at Neiman Marcus

4. The Wedding-Day Essentials
This nifty kit contains everything the MOB could ever need. It’s filled with 20 day-saving essentials from nail polish remover and safety pins to a mini sewing kit, and — yes — even extra wedding bands!
Minimergency Kit for M.O.B., $16, Pinch Provisions

5. The Gift
Give a small, but thoughtful present to go along with your thank-you note. This set of customizable Hermès soaps will encourage Mom to take some much deserved “me-time” after the wedding. Plus, every time she uses one of these luxurious body products, she’ll be transported back to your wedding day. (They also smell absolutely amazing!)
3-piece soap set, $57, Hermès, available starting August 1