Mother of the Bride & Groom Dresses
Many Mothers express how joyful and important the day of their child’s wedding is. Whether it’s your first or your fifth time being a Mother of the Bride or Groom, it’s important that you feel as beautiful and special as possible on the big day. Ma Chérie Bleue carries a large selection of elegant dresses, jackets, jewelry, and matching sets designed with the Mother of the Bride and Groom in mind.
What Should the Mother of the Bride Wear?
There are lots of styles and options to choose from and your Ma Chérie Bleue stylist will happily guide you towards styles that match your own vision for yourself that day as well as the wedding palette laid out by the couple getting married. There are a few things to consider that will help steer you in the right general direction.
Summer weddings tend to call for shorter dresses, lighter colours, and breezier fabrics while a winter or fall wedding might be better suited to a darker tone and heavier fabric or a chic mother of the bride jacket.
Your personal style
Contrary to popular belief, Mothers do not need to wear frumpy or matronly dresses at their children’s weddings. Whatever your personal style, there is a dress out there for you. Ma Chérie Bleue has lots of timeless and flattering fits, silhouettes, fabrics, and colours you can choose from. Play with length, sleeves, vintage, modern, and any other number of options and embellishments. We recommend looking to your favourite designers or brands for examples of what you like so your stylist is better equipped to make suggestions.
The wedding style
If the wedding is an evening affair, you may lean more towards a long sleek style dress, while shorter tea length styles are perfect for day time ceremonies, blending formality and comfort. Choosing a colour that matches or complements the bridal party is a nice way to ensure a cohesive look at the wedding, but it doesn’t have to be so obvious. A floral pattern that includes hues that match the bridesmaid dresses is a nice option. We recommend steering clear of bridal colours like white, ivory, and champagne, but we always recommend checking in with the bride to determine their preferences. Some parents choose to coordinate their outfits with the parents of their child’s spouse-to-be, but that’s truly a personal choice.
When to Start Shopping for a Mother of the Bride or Groom Dress
Once the wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses have been ordered, it’s time to start shopping for your Mother of the Bride or Groom dress. We recommend purchasing your dress at least six months before the wedding to account for shipping and alterations.