Post # 1
I am not having a traditional bridal party. We are having just a MOH and BM. My colors are black and ivory with damask touches and pearls. Since I am not having a traditional bridal party is it wrong to tell my sister (in-law on my side), my soon to be sister in law, mother of the groom what to wear? I would like them all in black sundresses just to tie in with the theme and for pictures. My MOH will be in black with ivory pearls and my mom will be in ivory with black pearls, this way its known they are the bridal party. I found out yesterday his mom wants to wear amethyst (purple) and his sister is giving me such a hard time with the black dress…. So my question is it wrong to even ask them to stay to the color pallet? Just let it be??
Post # 3
Although it would be a nice gesture if they had your pictures in mind, I do think it’s a little out of line to ask anyone outside the bridal party to wear a certain thing.
I know that if my brother’s FI asked me to wear a certain type of clothing for the sake of her pictures, I might be a little upset. The colors are for the bridal party. If someone else wears it, great, but as long as they don’t look trashy – I think you should let it slide.
Post # 4
I would just let it be. It’s not like the purple dress will be clashing with the black and ivory, right? I told the moms that I just wanted them to feel beautiful in whatever they chose.
Post # 5
I think it’s not worth the fight. Since your wedding is in just over 3 months, I think it’s too late, since your families have already started thinking about what they’ll choose to wear. I might feel differently if you were floating the idea well before they started thinking about it, but I think it’s most important that everyone feels comfortable.
Post # 6
I think you all are right… it’s not worth the battle…
Post # 7
I agree, sorry. Really they won’t be in many pictures. What 2-3? And how many of those will you actually put in the photo album? 1? Let it go. You have bigger fish to fry.