Stylish Mother of the Bride and Groom Attire for the Wedding

For the MOMs: It’s Your Special Day Too!

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Hayes & Fisk

By Cindy George, Caryn’s Bridals, Formals and Tuxedos 

Your son or daughter has found the love of their life. The proposal went like a charm. The wedding date has been set and the planning begins; venue, caterers, florist and the list goes on. Mothers typically are doing for others and then they realize, “What am I going to wear?!” We are here to remind Moms that it’s their special day too! Mothers of the Bride AND Mothers of the Groom – this is for you! <Don’t forget to SHARE this with your mom or soon to be MIL too!)

Long vs. Short:

This is a question that you may struggle with. You may feel that it’s not that formal of a wedding and decide on a short dress. We are pleased to share that long gowns can be seen from barn to ballroom. Think of the venue, time of day and comfort. This can help make the decision concerning the length of the gown. Also, think about how often you get the chance to wear a beautiful long gown?


You may start shopping with color requirements from your daughter or future daughter in law, or maybe your only direction was to just pick something you love. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Color is important. Think of the family portrait on your wall. Do you look good in beige? Do you look better in jewel tones? Does the color of the bridesmaid matter? It will if you have a daughter that is a bridesmaid – remember to keep pictures in mind. A Mother of the Groom will want to think about the color of what your son is wearing. The point is well illustrated that if you do not have a daughter that is bridesmaid,  your color does not have to be part of the equation. Now, that being said, it’s good to keep in mind time of year, perhaps color shades that the bride is having for her venue and what her vision may be for your gown. Color is important – it can reflect personality, help you stand straighter and smile with confidence.


Do you want to be limited in style and color? Shopping 2 weeks, even 2 months before a wedding will limit what you may be able to get for your special day. We recommend shopping at least 6 months before the wedding date. This will allow time for shopping, shipping and alterations. Remember, this is a special moment for you as well. Make a day of it. Bring the bride or perhaps a good friend. Shop for your gown, have a little lunch and perhaps do some more shopping! We want you to enjoy the process, so remember the timeline and make your appointment today!

The Wedding Day:

The music has started and your escort is about to walk you down the aisle. How do you feel? Is your heart racing? Are you thinking about your child that has grown into this beautiful adult? Do you feel confident as you are walking down the aisle? We know you will because you took the time you deserved to select the perfect gown for the perfect day. This is all because you planned ahead and said to yourself, “It’s my special day too!”

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For over 30 years, Caryn’s has provided the perfect blend of selection and personal service to help ensure your bridal or special occasion shopping is an enjoyable experience. Schedule your appointment today visiting their website: or calling 434-392-5111.