(Closed) Mother of the Bride/Groom–1 Dress or 2?

posted 8 years ago in Family
  • poll: What did/will your mother or MIL do for her dress?
    Two dresses--one for the ceremony, one for the reception : (1 votes)
    2 %
    One dress, wore it to the ceremony and the reception : (41 votes)
    93 %
    One dress, but had some sort of change i.e. took a bolero off for reception : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Is there a logical reason as to why she would need two dresses?

    Post # 4
    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    1 dress, for both of them. I think the MOB/G doesn’t really need two looks unless there is a daytime church wedding and a drag-out party nighttime reception. 😉

    Post # 5
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Having a hard enough time finding one dress. I do not think we will even look for a potential second. She might wear a shawl/wrap though since she wants to hide her arms.

    Post # 6
    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Im not really sure why the MOB or MOG would need to have a different look for the reception than the ceremony…

    Post # 7
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Guests (which parents fall into) do not change clothes. Brides do not change clothes either (unless they are Asian where costume changes are expected), neither do grooms. Each one of those outfits is expensive as it is without the fact that it will only be worn an hour at most if someone does change into something else. For most people, that is not worth the expense at all.

    Post # 8
    9 posts
    • Wedding: April 2010

    It’s completely normal for the bride to change dresses, but the MOB AND Mother-In-Law should stick with what they have already. The attention should be focused on the bride’s change of dresses (if wanted), not what other’s have changed into. People need to remeber what and who the day is about!

    Post # 9
    1897 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Hm, I would find that odd.  My MOB and MOG are one dress kind of guests! 

    Post # 10
    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My mom is wearing one dress, but I think she’s wearing a bolero or something similar to the ceremony (since its in a church) that she’ll take off for the reception (since its outside and will be quite warm.)

    Post # 11
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My Mother joked about having a wardrobe change in between the ceremony and reception.  Is this something that happens often?  If so I had no idea.  I’ve been to a zillion weddings and I’ve never seen it.

    Post # 12
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Both mom’s will only be wearing 1 dress. My mom wanted a jacket for church that she can take off if she gets warm, but that’s about it.

    As a guest I might wear a sundress or soemthing more casual to church and then change into something more formal for the reception, but that’s about it.

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