Mother of the Bride – Mother of the Bride Checklist – Bride Online

Some brides love having their Mums alongside them during the wedding process. Others would rather swallow rusty nails before letting their mothers near their invitations. Every bride’s needs are different, so this checklist can be applied in an infinite number of ways. Depending on how involved you’d like your mum to be, you can, of course, add to or subtract from this list – communication is the key to successfully planning your wedding and keeping Mum happy.Courtesy bridalguide.com9 Months• Before you even start tackling any of the tasks on your list, sit down with Mum and have a heart-to-heart about what role you expect her to play in planning your wedding. Now is the time to set down clear boundaries. Otherwise, you might have her breathing down your neck for the next nine months, making decisions that you don’t want made, on your behalf. Let her know how involved you’d like her to be and let her know how much you love and appreciate her because, well, that’s always a nice thing to do.6 Months• If you’ve asked Mum to help you out with the invitations, this is the time to narrow down the guest list and send out save-the-dates. To take some of the pressure off your plate, you could ask your Mum to sift through invitation designs and give you a handful to choose from.4 Months • If Mum is helping with the bridal party outfits, ask her to lend a hand to the bridesmaids and go on a few shopping trips with them leaving the final decision up to you, of course.• Once you’ve settled on the bridesmaids’ dresses, Mum can go shopping for her own outfit. Once she’s found the perfect one, she should let the Mother of the Groom know, so that she can go and buy an outfit that won’t clash.2 Months• If Mum’s arranging your bridal shower, ask her if she needs any help arranging things. If she does, ask your Maid of Honour to give her a hand or help her yourself if you’re not too overwhelmed by it.1 Month• Your RSVPs should have all been sent in by now. Check in with your Mum and see if she’s finished doing the seating arrangement. Take a peek at it and make sure it’s all A-OK. Just a glance could prevent World War III – mum might not realise the awkward history that your co-worker has with the best man’s brother.• Enjoy your bridal shower and take Mum out for coffee, or lunch, to say thank you for all the effort she made to arrange the get-together.The Day Before• Enjoy the rehearsal dinner with your Mum, and everyone else who has played such a vital role in putting this monumental event together. Take the opportunity to share with everyone how helpful she’s been, and how much you appreciate every ounce or rather, calorie of energy she’s put in.The Big Day• Help mum pin her corsage on. Tell her she’s beautiful.• Enjoy your reception and giggle with your husband about how your mum is buzzing about, loving every second of playing Hostess.

via Mother of the Bride – Mother of the Bride Checklist – Bride Online.

Silk Evening Gowns, backless dresses and couture mother of the bride by Darius Cordell Designs


To see the entire darius cordell couture collection that can be made to order upon request with changes…..please go to http://www.dariuscordell.com

this backless dress is actually in stock in a size 10.

The back of evening gown style #2002 from the Darius Cordell Couture collection is dramatic but still quite an elegant dress

the front of this garment has a high scoop neck but as you can see tha back is the main feature from darius designs is with this very low dropped cowl design with chiffon falls drapping down the side.

the fabrication is silk charmeuse and is very soft to the touch.  some think it is difficult to take care of but if the dress is dry cleaned after each wearing it will be fine.  storgage in a cool dry place is also important.

the cost for this silk evening dress is $1250.  With silk evening gowns made new the cost would be much higher.

pictures of the front of all evening dresses can be emailed upon request.

All Darius Cordell Designs for mother of the bride or formal evening wear can be made in any color, all fabric, any measurements and with any changes that a client may need.

To see videos go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs-DJBoN0eU

you can email us from our website at http://www.dariuscordell.com just click on the link to “request more info” and fill out the form.  we will then get back with you.

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