In the wedding industry, we hear mother of the bride dresses over and over but do not hear about mother of the groom dresses as often. Most bridal shops have dedicated “mother of the bride” departments and simply imply mother of the groom can shop in these departments as well. We are here to set the record straight- mother of the grooms are just as important as mother of the brides and they are one of the guest of honors during their sons’ wedding day. The mother of the groom should look the part and we are here to help guide you in finding the selection of perfect mother-of-the-groom dresses for such a special day in your sons’ lives.
Bride and Groom Dresses
First, speak with the bride and groom to find out the formality of their affair. Are they planning a backyard barbecue in evening, a whimsical and rustic affair, or upscale black-tie event? This is important for you to know so that you can choose a gown or with the same amount of formality and will also be very helpful when deciding the vintage or tea color of your gown or dress collection.
What dresses color to choose?
Second, it will be very helpful to know the wedding day colors the bride and groom have chosen. Why? You as women don’t want to wear the exact same colors as the bridal party and it will be very helpful to know if the groom and his groomsmen will be wearing a black tuxedo, khaki suit or just slacks and a t-shirt. This can help you decide on the style of your gown to fit their occasion.
Style of Wedding Dresses
Third, visit a bridal boutique near you! The style of the dresses consultants in bridal boutiques are the experts on what is trending in the mother of the bride and mother-of-the-groom dresses department. They can also guide you in making the best decision while you are shopping for your beautiful mother of the bride gowns. A knowledgeable sales consultant will listen to the variety of details of your son’s wedding and give you feedback and suggestions based on the details given. For example, if you will be jet setting away to Vegas for a quick and informal wedding, she expert can give you the run down on popular short mother of the bride and groom dresses that are available in fun colors like fuchsia, peony, soft pink and more! The consultant can also be a set of eyes that will ensure you look your best from every angle, after all you will be in plenty of pictures with the bridal beach party including many family photos that will be treasured forever.
Mother’s Dresses for Wedding
Another tip for mothers of the groom- do not stress over what the bride’s mothers, step mothers or grandmothers are wearing. It is not a huge wedding faux pas for the bride’s mother and groom’s mother to show up in the same color. It really should not even matter as there will most likely be none or a very limited number of photos with the mother of the bride and groom in the same photo. As a wedding insider, we think it can actually be very charming for the mothers to be dressed in the same color, whether it is planned or coincidence, have fun with it! – Take a funny photo addressing the coincidence!
Style of Mother’s Dresses for Big Day
Just like our mother of the brides, the groom’s mother has trends that are traditional, edgy, sexy, glamorous and clean and modern. Here is a run-down on some super chic mother of the bride trends that we love whether you want to look like you are walking down a Red Carpet at a Hollywood award show or taking a slow walk down a beachy aisle for a more relaxed vibe.
Traditional Mother of the Bride and Groom Dress Styles
Traditional does not mean boring! Traditional mother of the bride and groom dresses can be very elegant and timeless. A timeless mother of the groom style is a mock two-piece dress with a long skirt and jacket. This has been a popular look for mother of the bride and grooms for many years because it is simple, yet refined.
Mother of the Bride Dress for a Destination Wedding on the Beach
Chiffon mother of the bride dresses works best in warm weather. Chiffon is a lightweight and breathable fabric. Chiffon styles come in a huge variety of shapes and styles. A very popular look for our moms headed to a beach wedding is a structured chiffon bodice with cap sleeves, and a flowing chiffon skirt that can be floor length or knee length. To make this look trendy, choose a hot pink, turquoise, or Bahama breeze dress color. If you want to have a more traditional look choose navy, teal or champagne dress color. The great thing about a destination weddings is that all colors look fabulous surrounded by white sands and blue skies. Our mother of the bride and grooms will love the look and feel of their chiffon dress on the beach.
Navy Mother Dress
Navy mother of the bride dresses are the most popular colors that offers in this category of wedding apparel. Why? Navy can be super formal or can be dressed down for a more casual look. Also, designers know this color looks gorgeous on most skin tones so almost all special occasion, bridesmaids and mother of the bride and groom dresses are available in a shade of Navy. Another great thing about the color Navy is that it coordinates sizes really well with other colors. Whether the bridal party is in a deep purple, teal, red or even light pink dresses- Navy will look fabulous next to these colors in 2018! If you are looking for a mother of the bride or groom dress, consider choosing a Navy color for a worry-free decision!