- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Long story short, his mother was ready to dress shop before my mother was ready. My mom said that was fine, and that they could both wear dresses they like, and we didn’t need to hold fast to traditional etiquette in our situation. We are not having a big bridal party, just Maid/Matron of Honor and best man, so our colors are not dictating much.
MOG chose a floor length taupe/gold with beading, which she showed me and asked me to approve. It was beautiful and she loves it, so of course, it’s great to me. I let my Maid/Matron of Honor choose her own dress too, with almost no restrictions, and she is wearing a navy floor length strapless gown.
My mom actually wanted to wear a shorter dress, because she thinks her legs are one of her best features, and she is short. She tells me this now. She doesn’t want to wear a street length dress if MOG and Maid/Matron of Honor are wearing long dresses. THIS IS WHY SHE SHOULD HAVE CHOSEN FIRST. I told her that I think it’s fine, but she doesn’t feel comfortable. My mother is a beautiful woman, and is always dressed appropriately. She is quite chic.
Do you think it’s ok for the mother of the bride to wear a street length dress if the Mother of the Groom and Maid of Honor (and me of course) are wearing long dresses? FOB is wearing a tux, and FOG is wearing a dark suit. We chose black tie optional because of the flexibility it gives our guests, while still maintaining some formality.