(Closed) Do you think the MOB has to coordinate with the wedding colors?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

As far as I am concerned, there is no need for her to match with the bridal party. She is not a member of it!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think it’s kind of weird when moms match with the bridal party. Your mom should find something that’s comfortable and flattering on her…but maybe that’s just me. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve never heard of them matching the bridal party, just that it needs to be a solid for pictures and nothing loud.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My mom got kind of annoyed with me when I told her to wear whatever color she wants, white, black, orange, I don’t care. She is more concerned about matching/coordinating than I have energy to even think about. Tell her to wear what makes her comfortable if you aren’t too picky about the color.

Moms are kind of crazy though. My BFFs FMIL spent more on her outfit for the wedding than BFF did for her dress.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Nah she doesn’t have to match (FMIL either) in our wedding BP is royal blue, my mum (who is walking me down the aisle) is in Burgandy and FMIL is in dusky pink…

I agree with PP a solid colour for photos thou 🙂 easier when lots of people in shots not to clash…

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think as long as the colors don’t clash, you’re fine 🙂 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Nope!  My mom bought a plum dress, and my colors are grey, aqua blue and cranberry red.  But she will look nice next to my dad (black and grey suit) and the bridal party, who will be in grey.  

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think matching is important. My colors are eggplant and green and my mom is wearing navy. She found a dress she loved that made her feel comfortable, that was a win in my mind.

FI’s mom is wearing cranberry, so not much matching going on over here.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t think it matters.  Both my mother and my husband’s mother wore purple, which I *hate*.  I didn’t say anything to them, because they picked the dress that they liked best.  My colors were tiffany blue and yellow.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

Thinking black is a ‘no no’ is pretty old school, as is attempting to match the BP. Who would actually have the nerve to give her flack for wearing a color (any color) at your wedding? Let her wear what she wants and is comfortable in. Champagne should be easy to find, but mauve? Not so much, but  it’s possible.

Is she shopping online or mainly locally? I had my best luck in a small boutique that sells mostly evening wear. If she’s checking out only MOB dresses, she won’t find very much that isn’t frumpy.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think she has to match.  My colors are chocolate brown, sage green, and ivory – my mom is wearing a royal blue dress.  I’m also not a fan of the style of the dress, but you know what, she loves it and feels beautiful in it and that’s all that matters to me.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My mom originally wanted to wear the same dress as the bridesmaids because some etiquette book said she should match the bridal party. I kid you not. Personally I prefer they don’t match. My colors are grey and yellow and my mom is wearing black, FMIL is wearing eggplant (I think…).

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i think it depends where you are.  British ettiquette says the MOB should compliment, not clash with the bridesmaids.  That’s common sense for the photos anyway I think.  My bridesmaids are wearing a bright royal blue and my mums wearing a dark purple-navy colour.

Because she’s going to be in so many photos it might make sense to have her pick a colour that doesn’t clash too badly, but I don’t think it’s a huge deal 🙂

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