Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dress Etiquette: Mothers of the Groom

Congratulations, your son is getting married! Now you have the (sometimes daunting) task of picking out a dress. Mothers of the groom often have a difficult time finding an appropriate dress to wear to the wedding. But don't get yourself into a frenzy just yet! Shopping for your dress should be a fun and exciting experience...just keep a few things in mind:
According to tradition, mothers of the groom should wait until the bride and mother of the bride have chosen their dresses. Regardless of time of day, mothers' dresses should be conservative and tasteful.

When shopping for your dress, tradition says stay away from colors like white, ivory, red and black. However, this isn't always set in stone—especially if the couple isn't planning a totally traditional wedding. If you're unsure about certain styles or colors, don't hesitate to ask the bride!

Or, if you want to sneak in some extra bonding time with your daughter-in-law to be, ask her to come along on your shopping trip! This is always taken as a nice gesture and shows that you care about her opinions and respect her taste.

Make sure to leave plenty of time for yourself to find that perfect dress. Ideally, you'll want to have made your decision about a month before the wedding—this will leave time for any tailoring that needs to take place.

Happy shopping!

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