Everybody wants to co-ordinate with the party??

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
3833 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That seems really odd to me – I always try to pay attention to the color scheme of the STDs and invites so that I don’t wear one of the wedding colors!

Our colors were green and gold with purple accents and neither the mothers nor non-wedding party guests tried to match our colors. 

Post # 4
1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

That’s weird. = Maybe you could respectfully ask them NOT to wear the bridal party colors? I mean, your family that will be in photos is fine, I guess. Idk, my FMIL is wearing brown (which is an accent color at best – we’re burgundy/orange) and I think my mom might wear gold? So they’ll go with the overall scheme but won’t be in bridal colors. So maybe suggest they get coordinating colors that accent your colors but aren’t absolutely the bridal colors?

Good luck!!

Post # 5
1167 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@leecy87:  I want my mummy and my FMIL to look similar to the bridal party (only 2 BM’s so that’s perfect) but Ive never seen sisters, aunts etc match the party, and personally I think its a little rude for them to TELL you they’re wearing one of your wedding colours. I would request for attendees to stick to non-wedding colours, if they ask why just say you want both your party and guests to stick out, not tohave everyone mould into one!

Post # 6
3637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Remember that the reason you DON’T want people matchy-matchy is because you think it symbolies telling people what they can and cannot wear. But trying to STOP them wearing matchy-matchy is exactly the same thing!

At least your photos will be beautiful and you are certain to pop in your white dress. Family photos actually look better when people are dressed similarly. The dresses will still be in people’s personal style. 

The BM’s will still stand out because of their flowers, youth and the photos you have with them. If you want them to feel extra special then you can name and feature them in your program (if you are having one).

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