All members of the bridal party are significant, but no one can equal the importance of the bride’s mother. Her presence there is vital, especially for her daughter who is finally making the big step to the marriage of her dreams. The bride and her mom are always two of the most admired persons in a wedding. What about the groom’s mother? Doesn’t she deserve just the same amount of attention? Of course she does! It’s just that the mother of the bride has priority in different fields. For instance, when it comes to their wedding attire, the bride’s mom is the one who should buy her outfit first. This is what the etiquette says, but it’s not always the most adequate way to go, especially for moms who are getting along very well.
The protocol for the groom’s mom is to select her dress after the mother of the bride. Her gown must fit the wedding formality, theme, season and venue and also the features of the bridesmaids’ outfits. It should match the bride’s mother dress, but not feature a similar cut, color or design. Both dresses for the mother of the bride and groom share a few important qualities to look for. No matter what the etiquette says, both mothers must look at their best. Their dresses should age-appropriate but not too matronly like. But it depends on how old you are after all. Before starting the process of shopping for the ideal dress for your son’s wedding you need to keep in mind a few things.
The formality of the event should influence your choice of length. Black tie affairs call for floor length gowns. Look for a classy evening gown if the wedding occurs inside the doors. On the other hand, if the wedding is rather casual, you should look for something more comfortable and lightweight, like a maxi dress or sundress. Anything cocktail length can suit. Those who want to respect the etiquette in this field should get inspired from the bride’s mother dress.
Choose the best color, fabric and length based on the bride’s mom attire. Both moms should add an extra touch of bling to make sure they are easily remarked among the other female members of the bridal party. It’s important for the mother of the groom’s dress to be comfortable, elegant and adequate for the level of formality of the event. If you’re a sporty woman, keep in mind that this is not your big day. Choose something your daughter-in-law wants you to wear, including something relatively more elegant and sophisticated. Keep an open mind and be flexible in your choice. Don’t forget to ask for the opinion of the bride in everything you do.