Mother of the bride and groom dresses have made big strides when it comes to being on trend! We’ve said goodbye to the days of strict and stuffy and said hello to fashionable options that make you feel your absolute best! However, there is still something to say about etiquette when it comes to shopping for your Mother of the bride and groom dresses, and we’re here to help guide you through this amazing time with your daughter or son!
#1 Bride or Bust
When it comes to looking at your dress options, go to the bride first. The bride and groom determine the formality, color palette and style for the big day so let them be your guide for a starting point. You are an integral part of their wedding day and everyone should know that!
#2 Timeline Tip
It is important to have time to make any alterations after you receive your dress, especially if you are looking to order your dress! Moms dresses can sometimes take as long as wedding dresses to come in and you want to ensure you have enough time for alterations, if needed. If you are on a bit of a time crunch, we always have an “out of the collection” option at Something New. Brides will typically set a date for the bridal party to order their dresses and this date will give you a good idea of when you should be ordering or receiving your dress. If the bride does give you a specific date, be sure to respect her wishes and book your Something New appointment as soon as possible!
#3 Color Coordination
Color coordination is important! The color of your dress should compliment the rest of the bridal party while respecting any of the bride’s specific color requests, but by no means does your dress need to match the wedding party. It’s also worth noting that the mother of the bride typically chooses her dress before the mother of the groom. While it is nice to discuss dresses options beforehand together, the mother of the groom should consult with the mother of the bride when choosing her gown so you are both able to shine individually on the big day!