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General Wedding Etiquette for the Mothers’ Attire:

It is a general rule of thumb that the mother of the bride chooses her dress first, followed by the mother of the groom. The mothers should not wear the exact same color or style, but the dresses should complement each other and coordinate. Their dresses should also complement the colors and style of the bridesmaids’ dresses.

Typically, the mothers should wear dresses that are either tea length or floor length. A more formal gown would be appropriate for a formal wedding.

The mothers should not wear white or black. Up until recently, wearing black at a wedding indicated that you were opposed to the union. While this might not be so these days, wearing black will still raise some suspicion with many guests and really is not good etiquette. It is best to avoid this color altogether. Only the bride and/or flower girls should be dressed in white at the wedding. It is best if the mothers avoid white, cream, ivory, and light beige.

Planning a wedding can be a long, hectic, and exciting process.Use these guidelines and tips to help you, but remember that you need to be comfortable with your decisions. Delegate tasks to your attendants and take your time in making big decisions in order to avoid becoming too stressed. Seek advice from your partner and your families. Most importantly have fun and relax—you’re getting married!

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