Tips for the Mother of the Groom’s Dress
During wedding planning, little is said about the groom’s mom, how they should look and what they should wear. Following the correct protocol is essential when it comes to formal weddings. As a mother, it is recommended that you make your dress follow the rules to avoid unnecessary attention, and so your photos won’t be used as a bad example in the future. At Madame Bridal Dresses, you will find dresses that will not clash with the bride and groom, and in the color and design you want.
The mother of the groom should be appropriate, understated and must complement the mother of the bride’s dress. Following these traditional rules and guidelines, the mother of the groom should be able to choose the right dress for her son’s wedding:
- Traditional etiquette requires that the bride’s mother should be the first to pick her dress. Then she will inform the groom’s mother, and after taking a look at it, she will buy a dress that will complement it. It is a requirement that the two mothers should complete each other.
- The groom’s mother should pick a dress of a length, color and style that goes with the mother of the bride’s dress. She should however not choose a dress that looks exactly like the mother of the bride’s dress or the bridesmaids’ dresses.
- The groom’s mother should not wear anything that is similar in color to the bride’s dress: White, off-white or similar shade. The bride is the lady of the day, and no one should look like her or take any attention from her.
- Do not at any circumstance wear black, unless it is a formal wedding or the bride approved it. Otherwise, it is wise to avoid black dresses at weddings.
- Try as much as possible to be conservative in your wedding attire.
In the modern world, these traditional wedding guidelines have changed and been bent in one way or another. It is a changing world. For instance, black dresses at weddings were seen as faux paux in the past, but today some weddings even have black as part of the wedding’s scheme. Also, strapless dresses or dresses with spaghetti straps were considered inappropriate for the mother of the groom. Today, some mothers wear this to the weddings and add a scarf, shawl, wrap or bolero jacket over top.
Times are changing, but most of the mother of the groom’s dress choice rules have not changed. No one should steal attention from the bride, all eyes must be on her as it is her special day. Everyone should be neat and low key; this way no one will have unnecessary attention. Ruining someone’s day is rude.
Both mothers must consult with the bride on what they should wear, this way nothing will clash. Just go with what she says and don’t disapprove unless it is indispensable, you can even let her choose the dresses for you, she knows what she wants.