Ask Someone Else's Mom by Susan Writer

Bride's Gown Makes Mother Blush

DEAR SOMEONE ELSE’S MOM: Let me start by saying I am not a prude, but when I saw the gown my daughter bought for her wedding, I really had to bite my tongue. It cost her a fortune and it is cut so low in the front and back that little is left to the imagination. She is having a church wedding, at the church she grew up attending. My husband and I don’t know what to do. We’re fairly certain the priest will not appreciate the boldness of the dress, and neither will some of our older relatives and friends. How do I tell my daughter her dress is inappropriate for a church ceremony? --- BLUSHING MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

DEAR BLUSHING MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: Talk to your daughter and let her know your concern. Many churches require brides to cover their shoulders during the ceremony. Check to see if yours is one of them. There are loads of options for cover-ups, jackets, or wraps that your daughter could wear during the ceremony.

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