Post # 1
Okay I am basically wanting to know is this weird? I think it is weird. It is not ruining my day I don’t care about it that much and I doubt I will even think about it the day of the wedding, but I still think its weird.
So my FMIL asked me a long while ago what my own mother was wearing and what she should wear to the wedding. So I told her what my mother had picked out, and I said my only recommendation is to have something sleaveless and have a nice jacket to go with the dress because it is a late summer cape cod wedding it could be cold it could be freaking hot out. Then she asked me about color preferances I told her I am partial to blues and purples but really any color is fine with me but I said I think black would be weird for a summer afternoon wedding and seems kinda funeral like, she agreed and showed me a few dresses online she was looking at all looked very nice and that was that.
So I find out she is going to wear a black dress to wedding, when I first found out I admit I freaked out but once I had my rant to my mother about the situation I let it go, after all who cares its her wearing it, and its me and my FI people will be looking at. My mom agrees that it is a little weird given the outdoor summer wedding setting but she also says it doesn’t really matter.
So am I crazy for thinking its weird? or is it weird?
Post # 3
@quirkydog: It’s not worth thinking about. You’re the bride and everyone will be looking at you, not her.
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s weird, black is a very normal color to wear. I think it will be obvious to the guests that they are not at a funeral.
Post # 5
@quirkydog: provided she doesn’t rock up with a black veil and cries to everyone that she is mourning the loss of her child i think it’s perfectly acceptable to wear black to a wedding. 🙂
Post # 6
She may have had second thoughts when she was out dress shopping and decided to buy a dress that she knew she could wear multiple times in the future. She may just be a very practical woman.
Post # 7
Black is probably the most common color for formal dresses and is usually the most flattering. I don’t think it’s weird. And I don’t think you need to give it a second thought. There will be more to freak out about later on, so just move on from this on!
Post # 8
@quirkydog: My MIL wore a black dress. She looked fabulous in it too. It was avery simple Balck dress. I know she doesn’t hate me, and wasn’t making a thing of it.
I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 9
Try not to worry about it. Black is pretty much universally flattering, and a popular formal dress color.
Post # 10
As long as she isn’t wearing black out of protest to show she is against the marriage, I don’t think it matters what colour she is wearing.
No wedding has ever been ruined cause the mother of the bride wore any colour.
Post # 11
My mother is wearing a black gown and it looks stunning on her. Our wedding is formal. The girls are wearing platinum. Black is now a common wedding color esp for formal weddings.