Mother Of The Groom Dress Etiquette

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There are two persons in a wedding that play an emotional role: the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom. Moms are sentimental and nostalgic persons and this is why they will be the most excited of the entire wedding after the bride and the groom. Knowing the etiquette for your role is a must nowadays. Both moms must learn more about the way they should plan their attire. It’s true that the bride is the one who usually advises her mother to make this choice.

She is entitled of giving directions regarding the type of dress the bridesmaids, the maid of honor and the mothers should look for or wear at her wedding. It’s customary for the bride’s mother to buy her dress first and then to announce the groom’s mother to make her own choice. The mother of the groom should wait for the bride’s mom to make her purchase and then look for her own dress. But it’s not mandatory to follow this etiquette. Many mothers of today prefer to do this together and go shopping for the best wedding attire on the same day. It’s not a bad idea to do this, especially if you two don’t even know each other. This sounds like a great opportunity to get closer and learn more about each other’s preferences and tastes in fashion and style.

Mother Of The Groom Dress Etiquette

Mother Of The Groom Dress Etiquette (Photo by: Jim Duell)

Figuring out what the proper dress etiquette is for the mother of the groom can be pretty awkward for those who have never played this role before. If you are the mother of the groom for the first time, you need to educate yourself more on this matter before choosing anything. This role can be confusing for those who don’t know what trends are in and what tradition says. You should know that contemporary society doesn’t have standard rules in this sense, however. The modern moms are free to follow their own style and way of selecting her dress. There is no need to take into consideration all the guidelines that were once practiced in this field. Nevertheless, the traditional rules and guidelines that do exist for this domain are useful. Allowing the bride’s mom to make the dress choice first allows the groom’s mother to look for a unique dress, one that doesn’t look alike.

Mother Of The Groom Dress Etiquette

Mother Of The Groom Dress Etiquette (Photo by: Lee Haywood)

This protocol allows you to avoid an unpleasant clash of style. If the wedding is extremely formal, you may be obligated to follow the general etiquette rules that exist for this field, especially to avoid a faux pas. Your attire should fit and reflect the color of the wedding theme. Besides this, you must try to find a gown that matches the bridesmaids’ dresses. Don’t wear white or off white, unless the bride wants you to do this. Neutral colored dresses are not recommended for bridal party members because it can overshadow the bride’s white gown. Your attire should be age-appropriate but not very conservative. Look for something that fits your style and the formality of the event.


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