The Hunt for the Mother of the Bride Dress

My daughter’s wedding is only three months away. Everyone, and I mean everyone, seems to have their dress picked out.

Except for me.

I’ve looked! I really have. But I just can’t seem to find anything that seems quite right. The makers of MOB dresses (code for Mother of the Bride) have two kinds of MOBs in mind: the kind who loves frilly prom dresses or the kind who is just about ready for a one-way ticket to the Shady Acres Retirement Village.

I finally brought home a potential MOB dress and showed it to my husband and sons. Their response?


“Looks fine.”

“Wait a minute, guys. I need something more definitive than that. On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate it?”

“Uh, about a 6.”

“Yeah, maybe a 7.”

“What?! I need a 10! It has to be a 10!”

They stared at me blankly and then returned their unreadable gaze to the basketball game on TV.

So back the dress will go. And my hunt for the perfect MOB dress continues. But next time, I will wait until my daughters are home before asking anyone’s opinion.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Joanna says:

    I liked your entry about the dress—do you have Steinmart? Or White House/Black Market? They both have cute dresses—those are two ends of the price spectrum, but I’ve actually found WHBM dresses at Steinmart for a lot less. Keep trying-you’ll find the “10” and when you do I hope you post a pic!!!

    Enjoy the day!


  2. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, me too. I want to see the picture. Would love to shop with you! Faith

    As for the what’s new to make our lives easier section….I just discovered Text messaging — a way to communicate with my non-communicative sons! Without annoying them…