(Closed) Can Mother of the Bride wear the wedding colors?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I generally thought that’s what mom’s did.  I was really dissapointed when my mom wore BLACK to our lakeside wedding.  My husband’s grandmother wore one of my colors and she looked really nice in the pictures.  For my brother’s wedding both my mom and the bride’s mom wore her colors.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would like for my mom to wear one of the colors.  I think it will look great!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i think it would look nice if she wore your colors. my thing is, as long as they don’t clash with the colors, it should be fine. my mom wanted to wear red, while my colors are pink. that had me worried.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My mother wore one of my wedding colors (navy), and my MIL wore the other color (green). It looked great. And strangely enough, they didn’t plan on it that way. I just told them to find a dress they loved (no color in mind) and that is what they ended up with.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I really don’t want to force my mom or anyone in my family to wear a specific color but they seem to be begging for help. I think they should just wear whatever they want, especially since our colors are primarily black and ivory. How do I convince my mom to just wear what she wants to wear?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

My mom and future mother in law both asked me what color I wanted them to wear. I chose colors that were mostly accents for both of them so they wouldn’t look like the senior generation of bridesmaids. Hopefully it turns out well.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I believe traditionally, the MOB wears a coordinating color–a slightly different shade for example, rather than the exact same shade of your BM dresses.  But really, I think she should wear whatever she wants, as long as it doesn’t bother you!

@Brianne, I’d tell your family that the colors are Black and Ivory, that they’re welcome to wear a different color to pop, since your colors are so neutral, but if they really want some guidance, black goes with everything.  That way they have an answer if they’re afraid of offending you, and they have some guidance, but it’s clear that they can do anything.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

As far as I know, that’s what mom’s do. My FI’s is wearing burgundy and my mom pale gold.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Yes, I think it is fine for mothers to wear the colors…I think it will be nice when they each wear the colors at your wedding…

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it would be really nice! Our colors are black, white, purple, and grey. My BM are wearing grey and I think it would be neat if my mom wore purple (doubt she will though) but I think my FMIL will. 🙂

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