How to Shop for a Mother of the Bride and Mother of The Groom Dresses

The mother of the bride generally has two main roles to play on her daughter’s big day: that of hostess and fashion icon. After all, she will likely be one of the most photographed guests! (well, except the bride)   As such, it is important that she looks and feels beautiful in a dress that suits her style and personality. Here are a few tips on dress shopping for Mothers of the Bride or Groom.

Shop Early for the Best Selection

There is no set time frame for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom to start shopping for their dresses, but it is generally recommended that they start 4-6 months before the wedding. This gives them plenty of time to find the perfect dress in their size, color, and style preference. It also allows for any necessary alterations to be made.

Keep in mind that special orders (not in stock at the salon or at the dress manufacturer) can take 3-5 months to arrive, so if you find a dress you love, but it’s not available in your size or color, you may still be able to get it with enough time to spare.

Choose a Dress that Suits Your Style

Nowadays, there are many different styles of Mother of the Bride and Groom dresses on the market. It is important to choose a style that suits your style and makes you feel comfortable and confident. If you are not sure what style of dress would be best for you, ask for help from our expert stylist. Aurora Bridal carries over 150 styles of Mother of the Wedding dresses in-store, with sizes ranging from 6-24. So you are likely to find something beautiful and flattering for this unforgettable occasion!

Set a Budget

Before you start shopping, it is important to set a budget for your dress. Our Mother of the Bride and Groom dresses range in price from $259-$899. We also keep a large selection of mother’s dresses on sale at all times, so everyone can find a beautiful dress that fits their budget. We have over 150 different styles in the salon. Pro tip- many MOBs look at our bridesmaids styles which sometimes work nicely for a MOB or MOG.

Think about Color

When selecting a color for your Mother of the Bride dress, it is important to consider what will look best on you as an individual. There is no “correct” color for the mothers of the bride or groom; rather, it is all about what makes you feel beautiful and confident. With that said, avoid choosing a color that is identical to the bridesmaids’ dresses or one that clashes too much with their colors. You want to stand out but still complement the wedding party!

As a courtesy and a formality, the MOB selects her dress color before the MOG. Keep in mind that the mothers of the bride or groom should also avoid wearing the same color.

Aurora Bridal is proud to be a one-stop shop for all your wedding fashion needs, including MOB or MOG dresses. So whether you are looking for something off-the-rack or need a special order, we can help you find the perfect dress for your son or daughter’s big day!Schedule your appointment today