mother of the groom dressWow! Your son is getting married! Congratulations! Surely you are proud of him and excited at the prospect of a future grandchild.

No matter, now you have a very important decision to make. What will you wear to the wedding?

Yes, it is very important that the mother of the groom is dressed tastefully and does not outshine the bride or clash with the colors chosen for the wedding.

Traditionally, you should wait for the mother of the bride to choose her dress.

She should call you and tell you about the colors and style of her dress so that you can try to find a dress that does not match but instead complements her dress.

If, however there are only four months left before the big day and she has yet to call and tell you, then it is within the bounds of decency for you to go ahead and call her about it.

Once you are armed with the information about the mother of the bride’s dress, you need to know the color scheme of the wedding itself. You will need to be sure that whatever dress you choose should not clash with the colors chosen for the ceremony.

You should also not wear white, cream, ivory or any virginal colors because that will take away from the bride. Those colors are reserved for her.
Find out what the color and style of the bridesmaids’ dresses are because you will definitely not want to go to your son’s wedding in a bridesmaid dress.

Well now doesn’t that sound like an awful lot of information to gather and a whole lot of things to stay away from too? But this does not have to be a daunting experience.

In all actuality, the actual shopping part can be fun. Make it a group trip. Get together with the bride and her mother and make a day of it.

It will be an awesome chance to get to know your future daughter in law and her mother. You will have a chance to bond with them without your son being there fussing at every little comment. At the same time, it can take some of the stress off of you by having the two people there that have all of the color information you will need.

When everything is said and done, you will look back and realize that this was a fun experience and the dress you chose will always be a special one.



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