Mother of the occasion ensembles take an average of 10- 12 weeks to produce. We recommend placing the order for your mother of the occasion dress 4-5 months in advance of the wedding. We may be able to reduce the lead-time with a rush fee.

At The White Dress by the shore, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the perfect ensemble to complement your personal style and body type. In conjunction with Woodbridge, Connecticut-based designer Modern Trousseau, we offer a muslin service that enables every Mom, regardless of size, to look and feel beautiful on her child’s big day. After selecting your silhouettes in our store with one of our stylists, we will take a series of measurements that will be sent to Modern Trousseau. Designer Callie Tein and her patternmakers take these measurements and create a muslin of your garment. You will then attend a fitting at Modern Trousseau’s design studio where the muslin will be custom fit to your body. During this process, you will be able to make specific style changes to customize your look. The muslin then becomes the pattern from which your custom ensemble will be made. You will return to Modern Trousseau for the finishing touches on your outfit – and voila!  A dress like no other- that was made to fit you perfectly! There is an additional charge for this process, and it does add 3-4 weeks to the lead time.