Three Mother of the Groom dresses form Gina Smart Fashion's collection of outfits

What should today´s mother of the groom wear?

As mother of the groom you´re on the wedding VIP list -- so you´ll want to look your best

Traditional roles are changing and as mother of the groom you may find you play a considerable part in organising the wedding both before and during the celebrations. Coming out of the big day background means today’s mothers of the groom are expected to do a good deal more than just turn up and wear beige...

To make your outfit a success, it´s important to work with the mother of the bride, who in turn will be conferring with the bride herself. The bride will set the tone with her dress and everyone else in the wedding party will be working together to create a coordinated look which will work well in photos and complement the overall wedding theme or colour scheme. You´ll also want to confer with the mother of the bride about whether to wear hats or fascinators, and you can both match your corsage to the bride´s bouquet if you choose to do so.

This is where conferring with the mother of the bride is really important. Although it´s nice if wedding groups look colourful, you don´t want to turn up in the same colour, clashing colours -- or worse still, the same outfit! Instead, aim to coordinate your colours to flatter each other and the rest of the wedding party.

Discussing and choosing outfits is a great opportunity for the mother of the groom and the mother of the bride to get to know each other. If you live near enough you can meet up over a coffee and talk about what you´re going to wear. You could even go shopping together -- it´s just a chance to get to know your future in-law and hopefully the beginning of a beautiful friendship...

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