(Closed) How did you pick your Mom’s Mother-of-the-Bride dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I went shopping with my mom at Macy’s and she picked out a really gorgeous red chiffon one shoulder dress. She was very much, "omg it’s red, hon, what do you think?" well it looked so great I couldn’t care less. Seriously like I’m worried about mom stealing my thunder? Puhlease.

They don’t match my party at all, who are wearing champagne and champagne pink. Mom’s wearing red, the FI’s mom is wearing this rich purple-blue color…no worries! I"m not a big fan of excessive formal portraits anyways but more so the photojournalistic style

Post # 4
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My mom and I went shopping together at David’s Bridal. I had already done a little online shopping and had sent her a few pictures of ones I thought she would like and so forth. My colors are brown and orange. The bridesmaids are wearing chocolate brown dresses…. and I don’t know what my future mother in law is planning on wearing! =D but I’m not to worried about it!


 My mom looks fabulous in this dress and she got really cute little silver sandals to go with it!


Post # 5
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My mom picked her own dress.  My wedding was in the fall and the BMs wore chocolate brown- so she just chose something that coordinated- she wound up wearing a coppery color 2-piece gown.

Post # 6
3332 posts
Sugar bee

My mom picked her own dress.  She knew our color scheme and she and I shopped a little bit together. She actually found a fabulous dress ON SALE at Banana Republic that worked out perfectly.  I think she spent like $35 on the dress and she looks awesome. 🙂  I suggest shopping with your mom, because that way you can see how she responds to the dresses and help her make the decision. 

My Future Mother-In-Law was a whole other story. She hounded me from the day we got engaged about what I wanted her to wear.  Honestly, as long as she wasn’t wearing a copy of my dress, I didn’t care.  I kept telling her so, but she kept insisting I give her parameters.  So I gave her a couple of color suggestions and told her "no pastels".  I found out a couple of weeks ago that she’s having a dress made in…guess what?  Baby blue!  After I told her no pastels!  I decided that I would keep my mouth shut because the whole thing was such a headache that it wasn’t worth dealing with it all over again.

Post # 7
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

My mom picked out both of her dressesand did a good job on both.  She knew our color palette and what would clash.

She bought one a few weeks after we got engaged but House of Brides stunk and sent a dress that didn’t look like what we on the site.  BEWARE of House of Brides.  She lost about $250 selling it to a consignment shop because they wouldn’t return it.  She bought another from David’s on her own.  


Post # 8
1 posts

I let her pick out whatever she wanted, to a certain extent. At one point she picked out a dress with a train…A TRAIN! I said no way. There’s only one person that should have a train on their dress at the wedding and it was me. Also, I knew I wanted her to wear a floor length dress. Other than that it was all her. Here’s what she wore.

It cost $700! CRAZY! But at least it didn’t have a train….


Post # 9
45 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

We still too far off to begin the search, but my mom’s already proclaimed (adamantly) that she will be wearing a suit, not a gown! She wants a skirt/jacket combo…I’m not picky about colors, as long as she likes it!

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