My name is Barbara Esses and I do events for a living. I'm Ruthie Hecht; I'm an event planner and I work with and for my mother. We're going to teach you the do's and don'ts for the perfect wedding. When you're the mother of the groom, you obviously have to speak to the bride about what color, what length and in what genre the bride would like you to look. but on the other hand, you're still a mom, you're still the next generation from the bride and the groom and the mother of the groom should wear a dress that makes her feel very comfortable and very happy and feel that she looks pretty that night because she is a hostess, as well as the mother of the bride and she does do a dance on the floor with her son. She is, somewhat, the center of attention. Takes many, many pictures. So, mother of the groom should consult with the bride but then, go out and buy the prettiest thing she can find.