DRESS ETIQUETTE FOR PARENTS OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM

Proud Parents of the Bride and Groom

A wedding day is a very important day not only for the bride and groom. It is also the day when parents are thrilled and feeling so proud of their children. The parents’ overall appearance is equally important as the couple’s. Being proud parents, they would also want to be at the best and sparkle on their son’s or daughter’s wedding.

Depending on the wedding theme, the rules, or any etiquette, the parents should dress smartly for a fantastic look that would match the theme, rules, and etiquette. More often than not, finding the right attire would be a bit stressful, especially for the fathers, as they are not used to shopping, right?

Meanwhile, we are here to help you with some handy tips. Let’s see how the parents can dress for their precious children’s wedding ceremony.

Choosing the Best Clothes for the Fathers of the Bride and Groom

Customized Wedding Attire for the Happy Dad

Whether the wedding is more or less conventional, the fathers can choose to wear something that suits both their style as well as the wedding theme. The main rule that normally applies is – fathers’ attires should match with the formality of the groomsmen’s outfits. So, if groomsmen’s attires look more casual, go for that set of items. If they are renting tuxes, then it would also be wise to say that the fathers should do the same. However, not all fathers would agree to that idea since the most anticipated day is for their beloved children. For as long as there is enough budget, having customized attires for them would be much appreciated. 

If the wedding is more of a formal one, then, dads should look evenly good as the groomsmen and the handsome groom itself. Dads – try not to overshadow the main stars of the event. Don’t wear the exact same colors as the groom’s attire. Pick something suitable and comfortable and try not to go overboard with details and accessories. 

Pick an attire that you feel contented in if it’s a less conventional wedding. For a wedding set to be in the summertime, a good pair of linen pants along with the sophisticated button-down will do marvelous work. With a less formal wedding, you have the chance to check more of casual attires, decent ties, and other accessories that would match the wedding colors, theme, or motifs.

Picking the Perfect Mother of the Bride Dresses

Calla Lily and Rose Wedding Wrist Corsage

There are many rules about choosing the mother of the bride dress. However, you can or can’t apply them all. We always recommend talking to your daughter first and hearing out her wishes. 

If your daughter wants the mother of the bride dress to match with the wedding décors, the etiquette of the wedding ceremony, or the bridesmaid dresses, then you should dress accordingly. If the bride prefers to have the bridesmaid dresses and mother of the bride dress to match, then you will have to wait for the bridesmaids to pick their own dresses and then go for your own. 

We suggest going with lace details for a vintage yet contemporary look, knee-length dresses for an elegant and brilliant look, and neutral (both dark and light) shades for a simple yet sophisticated look. You can also go with the bridesmaids and choose the perfect dress with them, so there would not be any problems after. Complete the look with a matching bag and a comfortable pair of footwear. 

Choosing the Best Mother of the Groom Dresses

Cute and Adorable Flower Girl Dress

The mother of the groom dress should be decided after the mother of the bride dress. This rule serves as a guide to avoid the possibility of fancying the exact same dress. If you both can spare some time to choose your dresses, then it shall be more beneficial.

You should opt for a different color than the bridesmaid dresses and mother of the bride dress. However, the color, as well as the style, should complement the mother of the bride dress. You can always discuss with the mother of the bride and the bride and ask for their opinion. 

You can wear a dress in light blue or grey if the color of the mother of the bride dress is a darker blue. Select a luxurious yet comfy dress with elegant and sophisticated details. 

Show how happy you are of your son, getting married to his most beautiful girl. Pair your show-stopping dress with statement jewelry, a matching bag, and a pair of heels to create a flawless look.

Thought for the Bride: Although parents’ fashion can seldom be different, the rules can help in finalizing their best and perfect outfits with less stress. Involve your proud parents during the wedding planning, not only when choosing their own dress, and you will see how pleased and excited they will be. Share the happiness with them by asking them about their opinions. Don’t forget to relax and enjoy the most important day of your life.

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