Dressing The Bridal Party

Carry your wedding style through to your bridal party's look. Tips on how to dress everyone from the groomsmen to the flower girls.

Mothers of the Bride and Groom

Traditionally, the mother of the bride usually chooses her gown first and then calls the groom's mother to inform her of her choice, describing the dress in detail. This is done so that their dresses coordinate. However, each mother is entitled to dress in the style she finds most comfortable. Unless they ask for your help, theres really no reason for the bride to get involved.

If there are any stepmothers involved in the wedding, it's thoughtful to give them a call to inform them what the other mothers are wearing.

Fathers of the Bride and Groom

Since the bride's father usually walks her down the aisle, it is important that he dress similarly to the groomsmen—in most cases that means a matching tuxedo. The father of the groom may also dress in formal attire if he so chooses.

If there is a stepfather involved in the wedding ceremony, he should be dressed in similar attire to the groom's attendants. If he will be present but not involved in the ceremony, he may dress similarly to the guests.

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