Help choosing colors for parents

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hm.. if they are okay with it I would put the dads in a light grey or black, and put the moms in very differant styled lavander or similiar colored dresses… that is.. if you are going for the matchy-matchy type look.

Otherwise I’d let them wear what they want, they really don’t have to match the bridal party.

Post # 4
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576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

What about shades of your main colors? Like lavender, etc.? 

Also, why can’t the fathers wear gray? They could even wear a darker shade if that’s an issue.

Post # 5
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357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You don’t pick colors for parents, they pick their own outfits. But you can feel free to shop with them!

If Dads are renting tuxes, they probably want black, just so they aren’t exactly the same, but they could also do dark gray with different vest/tie or something. their options are a bit more limited then women.

Post # 6
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

My Dad and FIL wore the same suit as the GMs, but my Dad wore a bue vest so he matched my BMs, and my Mom wore a blue dress (my BMs were in bue).

The GMs/FIL wore red, but my wonderful MIL went “A red gown might be inappropriate for a wedding. How about purple?”

And I went I LOVE EVERYONE YOU ARE ALL AMAZING.

Post # 9
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2885 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Can you go shoping with them?  My mom and I went shoping together.  That way you can recomend, but don’t lock them into a color palet that may be hard to find.

My other suggestion is that black is classic and looks good on everyone.  My mom is in a black skirt, and my dad will have a black vest and tie with his tux.

Post # 10
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2885 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@gm234:  It’s the classic “everyone wants to make the bride happy, but they don’t understand they are stressing out the bride.”  Apparently grown people forget how to dress themselves when they are in a wedding.  🙂

Post # 11
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2421 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Whatever they want.  Our fathers are wearing the same tuxedos as the groomsmen.  My mum will likely wear red, because she loves red and she looks great in it.  His mom can wear whatever colour tickles her fancy!  She generally wears jewel tones, so I’d expect her to wear something similar.  

Is there a colour that either of them love or that they look great in?  If so, start there.  Look at photos you have of them to figure it out if you can’t remember right off the top of your head.  I don’t think they need to match or compliement the bridal party if you don’t want them to or they don’t like purple.  

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