Post # 1
Hi everyone, in weddings do the bride/groom typically ask their parents (and any other relatives that may be walking) to wear a certain color? I told my mom to go ahead and wear whatever color she wanted, I didn’t limit her to any colors. I figured as long as all the bridesmaids and groomsmen had the right color that the parents can wear whatever they want?
Or does something like that look awkward in photos? What’s you opinion? And/or what did you do at your wedding?
Post # 3
I personally didn’t care. My FMIL ended up buying three or four dresses for my wedding because she couldn’t make up her mind, so trying to tell her to get a specific color would have been a nightmare.
Post # 4
My colors were black, white, gray, and red. My mother wore a black dress with a white shawl and my father wore a gray tux. My DH’s father wore a black tux and his mother wore a bluish green dress (not quite teal, not quite turquoise…). Both sets of parents looked wonderful and no one looked awkward in pictures at all!
Post # 5
I don’t think so. My families mostly want to look nice in the photos since its the only time we’ll be taking and printing photos together. They are choosing/chose colorts that would compliment with everyone else in the pictures.
Post # 6
I think if theyre walking down the isle they should be wearing a similar color, but if theyre just in the audience it shouldnt matter. Im asking my mom, dad and FMIL to wear black or burgindy dresses/suits since those are the colors. I really dont care which but Id like everyone to match
Post # 7
My mother is wearing a color that compliments my bridal party because my sisters and niece are part of the wedding party. She will be taking pictures with each one and I don’t want them to clash.
Post # 8
We gave our parents our color pallette and they contacted each other to coordinate. It worked out really well that everyone was comfortable in the colors they felt complimented them well and they weren’t too “matchy matchy”.
Post # 9
Mine wore outfits in the color scheme, ILs clashed and it didn’t look nearly as good as my family who all dressed in complementary colors. But my family did it on their own I didn’t tell them to.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
It won’t change anything, unless you mom wears white. Now how to talk my mom out of that cream colored dress…
Post # 11
i told my parents i didn’t care, but everyone has decided to coordinate with the wedding party. both the dads are wearing matching tan suits, and the moms are wearing dresses in shades of brown that go well with the dads vests (and our siblings are in the bridal party wearing tan suits and yellow dresses).
i went to a wedding last summer where the bride picked both mothers’ dresses.. i thought that was kind of weird (they aren’t bridesmaids!) but she is a total control freak lol.
Post # 12
I don’t think they need to have a color from your color scheme but I think it is nice to coordinate somewhat. For example, if you are using a bunch of soft pastels everywhere and your mom is wearing bright siren red it could look a little off in the photos.
Post # 13
Since I had a light/earthy color palette for my bridal party, I suggested to my mom and fmil that they wear a light color (as opposed to black or navy) just so they dont stand out amongst a sea of light colors. But I would in no way impose a dress code to them, thats not my place.
Post # 14
In hindsight, it won’t matter. But I know how it can feel important. My mom chose a color (silver) and then MIL asked if I had a preference, which was hard for her to keep. She eventually chose a gold/nude sheen dress with a black lace overlay. My mother ended up choosing a black to silver ombre dress. My MOH wore black so it was a nice blend.
If your colors are neutral or bold and you want them to keep to the theme I don’t see any harm in suggesting it. It’s only a suggestion anyway.
Post # 15
IMO you can do whatever you want, its your wedding day. But me personally I want both set of parents and our special guest (grandparents/great grandparents) to coordinate with the wedding colors.
But White, Cream and Red are Big NO NO colors for me. don’t want anyone to steal your shine you know.
Post # 16
I think it’s a good idea to at least coordinate – i.e., not wear a bright red dress if everyone else is in neutrals – but I wouldn’t push the issue if the parents don’t want to cooperate.