Wedding season is nearly upon us, and for every bride hunting for her perfect gown there are likely two mothers doing the same for themselves.
“When you put on the right one, you know,” said Patricia Cook, speaking not as the bride but as the mother of the groom. “It’s just like finding your perfect wedding dress.”
Cook said mothers often put themselves last when it comes to their children, and wedding days are no exception. But she said modern moms have every right to invest in themselves — as she did in her satin-and-chiffon three-quarter-length dress.
“I loved it,” Cook said. “I still love it.”
Moms today are fashionable and fit, said Karen Karras, manager and buyer for Bryan’s Bride, which will have a booth at the Vancouver Wedding and Honeymoon Show on Saturday and Sunday.
Karras said mothers needn’t settle for a frumpy, matronly dress, adding there are ample options for fashion-forward moms.
“Long (dresses) are coming back, and colour, silks and bright prints (are in fashion),” she said. “When you feel good in what you’re wearing, it shows on your face.”
• Vancouver’s spring Wedding and Honeymoon Show is being held at the Exhibition and Convention Centre on Saturday and Sunday.
• Around 80 vendors and 3,500 visitors are expected to be at the show.