A red dress in February is associated with Valentine’s Day and symbolizes love. However the color red can be bold and attention-getting and might draw attention away from the woman of the moment, the bride. If the wedding colors are red or red and another color such as pink or violet a red dress would look appropriate (if it is in good taste). A wedding is a special day for the bride and she should be the star on her wedding day. It would be considerate to check with your son’s soon to be wife to see how she feels about you wearing red on her big day. You want to get off on the right foot with her. If she approves and the color works with the color scheme of the wedding the answer is yes you can wear a red dress to your son’s wedding.
Tip: Good taste means a simple style dress, with a hem no higher than the top of the knee, and no cleavage showing.
What Should the Mother of the Groom Wear?
You are the Mother of the Groom. You want to look great and make a good impression at your son’s wedding. How do you begin to choose an outfit? If you can, talk to the bride about her color scheme for the wedding and find out what type of wedding she is planning (daytime or evening).
Beautiful Brides Around the World
Take a peak at beautiful brides around the world in their gorgeous bridal gowns. Photos taken in Croatia, Stockholm, Edinburgh, Russia, China, USA, Spain, Italy, Costa Rica and more. White, the symbolic color for weddings, seems to be the most popular color for wedding dresses. However different cultures have different customs. Note Chinese brides favor red as the symbol of luck. Many of our recent brides are wearing shorter dresses and some brides are looking edgy wearing colored shoes. Years ago, for a second marriage one would never wear white. Today, the tradition has changed whether it is a first, second or third wedding, white wedding dresses are acceptable. Once the wedding date is set and the type of wedding is decided, set a budget for the wedding dress and start searching for the perfect wedding dress. (allow plenty of time.)