When it comes to choosing mother of the bride dresses (and mother of the groom!), there are a lot of ‘rules’. People might tell you that mothers should choose their own dresses and not match each other or the bridal party. However, it’s your wedding and you can choose to do things however you want, including asking your mom and future mother-in-law to match your bridal party to insure your pictures are perfect.
Can I have matching mother of the groom and mother of the bride dresses?
You might be hearing that it’s a fashion faux pas for your mom and future mother-in-law to wear matching gowns to your wedding. It’s important to remember that this is YOUR wedding, and if you like the idea of your favorite mature ladies matching for your photos, then go for it! A few things to keep in mind:
- Ask your mom and future mother-in-law what would make them feel content and keep this in mind. It may be your day, but you want everyone to feel comfortable, right?
- Not every dress flatters every body. Consider using outfits in the same color, but different cuts to flatter each woman’s unique shape and style.
Use Mom’s gown to tie together two-tone bridesmaid dresses and the flower girl dress.
A stylish way to have a unique bridal party is to choose one accent color that must appear in every person’s outfit, while not requiring that the garments otherwise match exactly. For example, if you’re carrying a plum bouquet, your best friends might don plum and light pink two-tone bridesmaid dresses. If you want a flower girl dress that’s designed to look like a miniature bridal gown, you’ll likely end up with a white dress with plum accents for your precious little lady. What better way to tie it all together than for mom (and your future mother-in-law) to wear fashionable plum mother gowns! Outfit your entire bridal party in coordinating looks!>>
Have mother of the bride dresses that show off your accent color!
When planning a wedding, the accent color is usually chosen because the color is striking in contrast to your main colors. Depending on the specific color, why not have mom show off how well it complements your theme? Since the accent color usually appears in small touches, such as the hem of two-tone bridesmaid dresses or a ribbon around the flower girl dress, attire in this color can help mom stand out while also complementing the bridal party perfectly. For more information about mother of the bride or groom attire, check out these related posts: