We pay a lot of attention to the bride and her dress, what kind of dress she should look for, her timeline, her budget-the list could go on and on. But what about the mother of the bride or groom? She (and your future mother-in-law) deserve a little attention too! That's why we're dedicating this entire post to mom and her dress.
Below, we're breaking down the timeline for when to purchase the dress. We're also including many helpful tips that will help make your mom and mother-in-law's dress shopping seamless and enjoyable. After all, your mom deserves to feel beautiful on your special day too!
Your mom, and future mother in law, needs to buy her dress 6 months from your wedding. Shopping should start well before the 6 month marker for both mother of the bride and mother of the groom. This ensures the best options for color, size, and style as well as having optimal time for alterations.
We have found that the color of the dress ends up being the BIGGEST stressor for moms of the bride and groom. If you are a bride that REALLY cares about the color of the dresses for your moms-- then SHARE that with them. Give them options.... don't just say, "wear blue." If you want them to wear navy-- then say navy-- or slate blue-be specific.
The Beauty of Color Swatches
If you want your mom(s) in very specific colors, keep in mind that can be tricky- so the sooner they start shopping, the better. If it's a rare pink, or a very specific grey, etc... PLEASE provide a swatch. Color matching from a picture on a phone is not very productive.
Other Helpful Tips For The Mother of The Bride & Groom
Moms deserve to feel comfortable and confident too. Make sure that whatever dress your mom/mother in law chooses is one she can wear all day long. Go to at least one appointment with the mother of the bride and groom. She wants to please YOU, bride. Be there to support her as she was there for you! The more information you can give them, the more confident they can feel about making a good decision when shopping!
Lastly...Remember Your Manners
As a bride, please remind your own mother (or mother figure) to be efficient in her dress shopping-or at the very least, her color choice. When your mom chooses her dress in a timely matter, this will give your mother in law plenty of time to look for hers as well. Your future mother-in-law will want a dress unique to her style and that is respectful of your wishes.
We hope these mother of the bride and groom tips and tricks were helpful for you! If you have any follow up questions, please reach out by contacting us at the contact info on our website, our social media pages or by calling us at 717-367-4446.
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