From the beaded ball gown to the elegant bridesmaid’s dresses all the way to the tie your handsome husband to be will be wearing as you say “I do”, fashion is a major part of your big day. One of the most important members involved in your wedding is your mom, so its important you don’t forget about her wedding day wardrobe! One of our favorite places for mothers to say yes to their dress is Our Shop located in Stillwater. Find out about what they have to offer for mother of the bride shopping in this week’s VOW Q&A.
Q: What does Our Shop specialize in?
A: Our Shop Bridal started out providing Mother of the Bride and Groom Dresses and non-traditional wedding dresses. Later we incorporated traditional wedding dresses. We have been working with mothers for many years and have watched how styles have changed for mothers throughout the years. We also specialize in receiving the newest style of wedding dresses before any other stores by traveling to Europe and purchasing from our designers before most American bridal stores.
Q: What makes Our Shop stand out in terms of mother of the bride options?
A: Our Shop Bridal has the largest selection of mother’s dresses in the Twin Cities. We have an experienced staff that guides mothers to the best dress styles and looks for them.
Q: What makes bridal fashion or mother of the bride fashion different from other designs?
A: The silhouettes and fabrics are not what women typically purchase for their everyday wardrobe. The fit will be different and how the lines of a dress fall on their bodies. More attention is given in making a mother look tall and thin no matter her height or size. This is a very important day and she wants to look her best for her child.
Q: What is an average day in the shop like?
A: Working with brides and their mothers. Listening to them and helping them find the perfect dress that fits their personality. There are lots of laughs and tears of joy when finding THE dress. A friend is made with each one of our clients.
Q: What would you want a mother of the bride looking for their perfect gown to know?
A: This is your daughter or son’s big day and you want to know that you look fabulous and can focus on other things during this wonderful day. As mothers, we seem to take care of everyone else. It is easier when you don’t have to worry about how you look or are self-conscious about how you look in a dress or feel uncomfortable.
Q: Any advice for brides who want to have a say in their mother’s look for their big day?
A: To let the mother wear the dress she feels wonderful wearing. When a mother wears a dress to please other people she may have a smile on her face, but her eyes are not smiling. Pictures last a lifetime. This is the mother’s big day also, her baby is getting married! She wants a picture of her with her family to frame for her home.
Q: Do you have any memorable mother of the bride dress shopping stories you could share with us?
A: When a mother puts on a dress and stares at herself in the mirror with a tear in her eye, saying “I didn’t know I could look this good”. Or the mother who wears a dress out of her comfort zone and is complimented over and over again at the wedding. She calls us on Monday morning to thank us.
Q: Do you currently have a favorite mother of the bride gown or style/look?
A: Simple elegance is a personal favorite. In the future, there will be more ball gowns and prints worn by mothers, which is very exciting!