Whether you are the Mother of the Bride or Groom, your child’s wedding is sure to be one of the most special events in your lifetime! While it is a celebratory occasion, it can also be stressful, especially when it comes to finding the perfect dress!
Your role during this time is important, and there is a certain protocol that needs to be followed when deciding on a dress. Besides the typical questions to consider such as what color the bridesmaids are wearing and if the bride and groom want you in a specific style dress, choosing a dress that is different from your in-laws is also crucial.
It is not uncommon that most brides prefer the people in their wedding party to look cohesive and tell a collaborative color story. Therefore, the mother of the bride and groom dresses should complement one another.
When it comes to narrowing down the search for the perfect dress and ensuring the process goes seamlessly, here are some tips to accomplish this with your soon to be in-law!
Consider these 3 factors:
Traditionally, the mother of the bride chooses her dress first. Then, the mother of the groom picks a dress that will compliment. The same color family is fine (as long as you have approval), but the dresses should not be exact. You also want to avoid a color clash! Here are some dresses that pair wonderfully together!
Each in a different shade of blue, these dresses offer just the right amount of coverage with their necklines and floor length skirts. All three have a unique feature whether its a bow detail, pleating, or a side ruffle. These are perfect choices for the mother of the bride or groom and will photograph beautifully together!
This asymmetrical shoulder gown pairs wonderfully with the jacquard flower ruffle dress! The metallic shine from the light blush pink color compliments the metallic bronze fabric nicely!
This perfectly crafted tulle dress has subtle hints of blush in the floral detailing, that look gorgeous when paired with this pleated taffeta gown!
Wearing dresses with similar silhouettes and fabrics is something to consider. Shirt dresses and a-line gowns pair nicely together, as well as crepe dresses and scuba dresses. Try to avoid pairing a full shirt dress with a form-fitting column gown, as those are opposite styles.
This hot pink crepe dress looks gorgeous when photographed with this turquoise scuba gown! Both silhouettes are straight and formfitting, yet have added flare with the side drape and unique neckline.
These beautiful gowns will have you looking like royalty! The hints of gold in the light blue dress pair perfectly with the metallic shirtwaist gown. Both dresses have a cinched waist and flowy full skirt that effortlessly moves with you.
Length is another factor to think about, and should be similar in both the mother of the bride and mother of the groom's dresses. This will also make the family pictures look great! It is best that one person is not in a floor length gown while the other is in a cocktail dress. You want both looks to be thought-out, but then appear effortless and chic at the same time.
These tea length dresses are stunning for a mother of the bride or groom! The floral printed fit n flare dress has hints of purple that would look stunning with the bright purple tonal dress! The silhouettes also complement one another, as well as the length that hit just below the knee!
Both of these column gowns are showstoppers! Incorporating unique necklines and flattering, hip-hugging silhouettes. These floor length gowns are the perfect match.
Bold and bright! The colors are completely captivating, and the similar styles will be sure to make a statement. Both featuring high/low hems that just hit the floor!
With these tips and suggestions in mind, you are ready to shop for your child's wedding!
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