Post # 1
If the bride is wearing ivory, the bridesmaids are wearing eggplant, and the groom and groomsmen are wearing dark gray with purple ties, while the flowers are red, eggplant and with some touches of green, what would you recommend the mother and father of both the bride and groom to wear?
His and my parents are asking what they should wear.. and I just don’t know what to tell them! I definitely don’t think that any shade of brown, blue or gray would work. But do you agree or disagree? What about the fathers wearing a black tux? And the moms..??
Thank you for your advice!!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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 # 7
To clarify, I know that parents dress themselves.. but they want to know what color outfit they should buy, and when I said to choose what they wanted, they wouldn’t do it. So now I am left trying to figure this out.
Post # 8
@BrandNewBride: My plan was to do the same thing..”looks great! fabulous! great choice!” haha.
but they won’t make their own choices! I don’t know what the fear is, but for some reason there is one! :/ so now I just want to help the best I can
Post # 9
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
@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
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.
Post # 12
Thank you everyone.. I talked to them, and let them know that if they could make these decisions themselves, I would feel more supported.. But I also offered to go shopping with them, so they can get feedback before buying.