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My son is getting married in September..Second marriage. The bride is having a maid of honor,8 bridemaids, a ring bearer and a flower girl. The bride is wearing white, the maid of honor and bridesmaids are wearing aquamarine. I want to wear something light and flashy, but elegent , just below the knee with3/4 " sleeves.Something light and flowey. I am only , maybe 5 feet tall.I cant wear floor length.I want to make a dress as I can't find anything in the store that pleases me......Any ideas would be much appreciated...please. I'm 64 yrs. old, but I dress 45 or younger. I am not ready to get old yet.  Thank you   Also the brides mother will not be there. But I assume someone will represent her. But I do not know what color she will wearing.I think the girls are wearing hats. Please help. Iam not good at dressing for these type special occasions.....Thanks Again

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Hi Carol,
Congratulations on your son's upcoming wedding.  Without the bride's mother there, you don't have to worry about her choosing first.  I would suggest wearing a color that is complimentary to the color scheme of the wedding.  As a petite woman, a knee length dress sounds lovely -- and fun!  Just keep in mind that it should not over-shadow the bride.  If you are a seamstress, an afternoon at the fabric store, perusing the patterns will get you started.  Googling "mother of the groom dress" will give you a wealth of ideas.  I'm sure it will be a wonderful event, and you will look lovely!
Brenda Cascio,
www.GraciousBridal.com

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As founder and CEO of GraciousBridal.com, I am pleased to offer suggestions for those puzzling situations such as wanting to give personal gifts to bridesmaids that have totally different interests, how to show appreciation to guests on a budget, what small things that can be done to make a huge impact for the ceremony and reception.

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At the helm of graciousbridal.com, I am up-to-date on the latest trends. Our products have been featured in the finest wedding and style magazines. I am essentially a consultant to consultants. Because many wedding consultants are a small operation, they don't have access to the vendors, markets and other consultants that we have. Therefore, we use our resources to find those elusive items. Having a party and want to re-create the garden at Tavern-On-The-Green? We provided the marbelized balloons. Are you wanting a garden party with lanterns strung through the trees? We have provided the lanterns with coordinating parasols and hand fans. Want to plan a wedding merging two cultures, I can help navigate you through the potentially sticky situations (now is not the time for a social faux-pas!) It is important to be aware of the various customs in different parts of the country too, and I am more than happy to assist brides, moms and consultants in this.

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Degree in Fine Arts and years of experience in design and marketing prior to becoming involved in the wedding industry.

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