Mother of the Groom and Mother of the Bride Dress Etiquette

It’s no surprise that moms are pretty special. Not only do they love us and put up with us (even at our worst!), but they also truly want us to be happy. When it comes to weddings, moms aren’t always sure what their duties and responsibilities are, and want to be sensitive to the wants and needs of both the bride and groom in all aspects of wedding planning. Of course, one of those aspects is what moms will be wearing; after all, they play a major role in your big day, and will be present in many of your photos. And since you love Mom just as much as she loves you, you’ll no doubt want her to look and feel her best! That’s where the Wedding Shoppe comes in. We’ve chosen a few of our favorite mother of the bride outfits and mother of the groom dresses, as well as researched some general guidelines for you to follow when it comes to dress etiquette. Shop our entire collection to find your perfect look!>>

Mother of the groom dresses and mother of the bride dress etiquette at the Wedding Shoppe

Dress etiquette for mother of the groom and mother of the bride.

If you’re a mom, it’s important not to dismiss the significance of your mother of the bride or mother of the groom dress (or whatever type of outfit you choose to wear). If you’re a bride or groom, it’s also important to communicate to your moms what your expectations are for their attire. In fact, communication is perhaps the most important element of choosing this very important ensemble. Moms want to look their best, but they also don’t want to upset the bride or groom with their choices. That’s why letting them know your general ideas about what they should be wearing is always a good idea. This includes colors, styles, level of formality, and even special requests (for example, some brides want the moms to be in different colors, and some brides would prefer them to match).

Mother of the groom dresses and mother of the bride dress etiquette at the Wedding Shoppe

Recommend to the mothers in your party to start shopping for mother of the bride or mother of the groom dresses early, but not before you have picked out your dress or the bridesmaids dresses. Once you have an idea of what the rest of the party is wearing, moms can take their cues from them. If you’re a mom, make sure that you get feedback from the bride as to what she would like you to wear for your mother of the bride or mother of the groom dress. Brides, be willing to compromise on style, color, and price; after all, you want Mom to enjoy what she’s wearing and feel beautiful in it!

A few of our favorite mother of the bride outfits and mother of the groom dresses:

WeddingShoppeInc.com carries over one thousand different styles of mother of the groom or mother of the bride outfits. Styles range from knee length to floor length, dresses to pants, and more casual to very formal. Prices range from $100 up to $2,000, with most mother of the bride or mother of the groom dresses being priced under $400. This is just the tip of the iceberg, so make sure you check out our entire mother of the bride or mother of the groom dress collection online!

Mother of the groom dresses and mother of the bride dress etiquette at the Wedding Shoppe

Knee length chiffon mother of the groom dress: Social Occasions by Mon Cheri 112884 Mother of the groom dress with sleeves: Capri by Mon Cheri CP21136 Floor length taffeta mother of the groom dress: Jade J447

More resources for mother of the bride dress etiquette:

If you’re looking for even more tips on dress etiquette for the mother of the groom or bride, check out the links below. The Knot has some really helpful resources when it comes to wedding etiquette: Dress etiquette for mother of the groom Mother of the bride dress etiquette Six tips for mother of the bride/groom dress shopping If you have any questions regarding any of the products seen here, or you would like to set up an appointment to look at anything in-store, please contact us! We would love to hear from you.

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Mariah Letourneau
April 29, 2020 14:38

Very helpful I have no idea what I want them to wear and they just keep telling me “it’s your wedding you pick”

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