There is nothing that gives a mother as much pleasure as seeing her son/daughter getting married. This guide will help you understand what the Mother of the Bride/Groom is supposed to wear.
What should the Mother of the Bride/Groom wear?
The outfit you choose must be one that you do not ordinarily wear everyday as a wedding is a once in a lifetime occasion and as such the Mother of the Bride/Groom should select an outfit that highlights how special that days is. The Mother of the Bride/Groom should select an attire that makes her feel proud knowing that she is dressed well for her son or daughters special day. After the bridal party, the Mother of the Bride/Groom and their significant others are the next most important people at the wedding. As such, the Mother of the Bride/Groom should select her dress accordingly.
Does the Mother of the Bride/Groom have to match the wedding colour schemes?
As the Mother of the Bride/Groom, you don't have to match the wedding colour schemes.
The most important thing for a Mother of the Bride/Groom to consider is how the outfit looks and feels on her. If you're able to find an outfit that matches the color scheme, then that is a bonus. If you would like an outfit that will match the color scheme, you can select an outfit in a neutral color like a beige, pink or silver and then find accesories such as a fascinator, clutch bag etc in the wedding color schemes.
What Style Should the Mother of the Bride/Groom Wear?
When selecting the right style of the Mother of the Bride/Groom to wear, make sure that it is decent a length, ideally 3/4 or full length. Also, make sure that the outfit is not revealing as the Mother of the Bride/Groom needs to look classy and dignified.
Furthermore, you should make sure that the Mother of the Bride/Groom style you choose is flattering. Make sure that it isn't too tight as it may highlight parts of your body that you would rather keep hidden, nor too loose as it will make you look bigger than you actually are.
Lastly, make sure that the Mother of the Bride/Groom Style you choose fits you well, the best way to know which style fits you best is to try different stlyes to see which one fits you the best. Having decent undergarments such as underwear and/or a proper bra/shapewear will also help you to get the best possible fit.
What type of Hat or Fascinator should the Mother of the Bride/Groom wear?
The Mother of the Bride/Groom should wear a hat or Fascinator that matches
the outfit that they are wearing. When you've chosen your outfit, identify the colors on the attire as this will help you to choose a color that will match well with the outfit.
Once you've identified a color for the hat or fascinator, the next thing to consider is the size of the hat or fascinator. When selecting the size of the hat or fascinator, the main thing to consider is how comfortable you will feel when wearing the type of hat or fascinator. If you're comfortable wearing a hat or fascinator that is loud and over the top, then feel free to do so, likewise if you're more comfortable wearing something that is subtle and not so elaborate, that is also fine.
What type of shoes should the Mother of the Bride/Groom wear?
The types of shoes the Mother of the Bride/Groom should wear should ideally match the outfit that they are wearing. If you can't find a pair of shoes that match, then you can wear a neutral color such as silver, black or gold as they easily blend with any outfit.
The next thing to consider is comfort as you will need to be able to move around and even to dance at the wedding. If you are able to wear heels, then do so by all means but also make sure you have a pair of flat shoes just in case you need to change into something more comfortable. To really complete your outfit, you should get a clutch bag prefereably one that matches your hat and/or shoes.
How many outfits should the Mother of the Bride/Groom wear?
There's no rule on the number of outfits the Mother of the Bride/Groom should wear, however if your budget allows, you can buy more than one outfit. For instance, you can get a Formal outfit that you can wear to the church service, and then get an evening dress that you can wear to the reception (thats if the recepetion is in the evening.