(Closed) Mother of Bride, Mother and Stepmother of Groom Dresses

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


David’s Bridal has a great tool on their website.  If you play around with this, you can visualize what this will look like.

Since your bridesmaids are wearing different dresses in different colors–that’s enough.  After that, you definitely have too much going on.  If your groom is wearing a charcoal suit, the groomsmen should also be in gray–try to get them all in the same shade of gray.  However, if burlap is your accent it would make more sense if all the men (including the groom) wore tan.

As far as the Mothers are concerned, your mom should pick first.  Her dress should reflect the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses but doesn’t have to match.  After that, the other mothers can pick.  I would recommend his mother pick first, then the stepmother.  Of course they will make these decisions soon out of consideration to each other:)

If you don’t want the mothers to wear cream/white, I would recommend shades of green or gray (or tan, whatever the groomsmen wear).  I don’t think they have to wear the same color.  To add in jade or any shade of blue is too much.

My BMs wore long, eggplant dresses.  The men wore black tuxes with gray vests/ties.  My mother wore a long dress in a different shade of purple.  His mom wore a short, dressy dress in gray.

Post # 4
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

They should all try to wear the same length to reflect the formality of the event. Sounds like to should be knee or tea length. Other colors like navy, gray, brown, and turqoise would be great. Your mom should pick first. What about these:





They all compliment each other but are different so each mom stands out.


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