You asked: What is the average cost of a mother of the bride dress?

In the mid-range, a mother-of-the-bride dress costs about $200-$800 for a dress with a moderate level of detail from a higher end department store or bridal store. At Nordstrom[2] , mother-of-the-bride dresses range from about $100-$775.

What does mother of bride pay for?

Traditionally speaking, though, the bride’s family pays for the bulk of the wedding—venue, reception, photographer, flowers, etc. As such, the mother of the bride is typically more ‘in charge’ of these things (along with the bride, of course) than the mother of the groom is.

Start your search in our Dresses for Mom gallery. When it comes to color choices, navy is the number-one most requested color for the mothers of the bride and groom. Other popular colors include blush and shades of nude. Traditionally, you want to avoid white, black and red.

Should mother of the bride dress be long or short?

The length of the gown or dress is a personal choice, even for formal weddings. Long dresses and skirts are fine for any wedding from noon on. The mothers do not have to wear dresses of equal length, although many do, feeling that it creates a more harmonious look, especially in wedding photos.

Does the mother of the bride get ready with the bridesmaids?

But generally the bride gets ready with her bridesmaids and mother.

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