Dress Inspiration for the Mothers of the Bride & Groom

In the spirit of Mother's Day, view beautiful ensembles worn by mothers on their children's wedding days.

Whether her style is more demure and understated or colorful and energetic, there are beautiful mother-of-the-bride ensembles available for every preference and taste!

Photo: Amanda Donaho Photography

The day your child gets married is an incredible one – it signifies yet another milestone wherein you, as a parent, must let your son or daughter go a little more while also marking a period of joy and celebration in your life. Throughout the planning process, many moms will want to jump in and assist wherever possible. As the bride or groom, you’ve likely looked up to this woman and followed her lead nearly all your life; your nuptials are the perfect cause to make your mom feel your love and appreciation for her.

One way you can go about this would be in helping her to look and feel her best throughout your event. Whether her style is more demure and understated or colorful and energetic, there are beautiful ensembles available for every preference and taste. So, in honor of Mother’s Day, we combed through some of our stunning real weddings to bring you fun wedding attire inspiration for your mother on the big day! 

A stunning yellow gown featuring a floral pattern is perfect for spring nuptials! Photo by Simone & Martin Photography

If mom prefers a shorter dress, consider this stunning baby blue frock with a soft design. Photo by Dalal Photography

So your mom prefers to stand out? Be bold with a bright, striking color – such as this ruby red gown. Photo by Paul Barnett Photographer

Combine femininity and regality with a long, lace gown in alternating colors. Photo by Peter Thurin Photography

Feel decadent in a light cream or champagne-colored dress with an asymmetrical neckline. Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography

Who's to say moms don't like a little embellishment? Consider this long frock with a beaded bodice. Photo by John Solano Photography

A dress with varying shades of a base color is an elegant expression of dimension. Photo by Dalal Photography

This sweet mother of the bride (left) and mother of the groom (right) pose in their sophisticated gowns showing style and joy! Photo by la Storia foto

View more mothers' gowns here, and find additional inspiration for mother-of-the-bride and mother-of-the-groom dresses in our photo galleries!