Post # 1
So here is my internal dilemma:
My fiance’s mother got her dress a little over a month ago. My mom hadn’t gotten hers yet, but I didn’t care…my mom was dragging her feet with shopping so that’s her fault. So the MOG finds a dress…great sale at David’s Bridal …and its silver, kinda sparkly and its chiffon.
So this past weekend I go out shopping with my mom and aunt, and she finds a taffeta dress she loves at David’s….and on the tag it says Gunmetal (online it says pewter..) but it’s a dark color (actually looks a bit olivey in person). Now this dress also comes in a royal blue color. My mom did look better in the Gunmental one though. So she got it…we drove by the future in-laws to drop off MOG’s shawl she had David’s make, and to compare the dresses. They were certainly different…but I don’t know…I have that pit in the bottom of my stomach about it. I mean it’s not like MOG said anything, but in my head I am thinking “well really what would she say to your face” even if she wasn’t happy about it. My mom could care less…and my aunt insists that it is different enough.
Do you think it is bad for the mothers to both be in the same color family?
Would you make your mom/politely ask her to go back and get the blue color?
Am I being ridiculous and should I just let it go?
Here are the two dresses:
Post # 3
I’ve actually been to a wedding where the bride requested the mothers were the exact same dress. I think the same color family is fine.
Post # 4
they’re different enough. unless it REALLY bothers you, i would let it go.
Post # 5
I think it’s fine that they’re dressed in similar colours.
Post # 6
oh no it doesn’t bother me in the least – I really just want them both to be comfortable in whatever they are wearing.
It is more me worried that the MOG does care and just wouldn’t say anything to be nice.
So I guess I just wanted to see what others thought, like if it was too close etc.
Post # 7
I think that the style and colors are different enough that it totally doesn’t matter. The colors are close-ish but not too close
Post # 8
As a MOB myself, I say let it go. It’s one more thing you don’t need to stress about and the dresses are just fine 🙂
Post # 9
okay, i feel much better – thanks everyone!
Post # 10
I think they’re fine as well.
If you’re worried what I would do is mention it to MOG. Even if it does bother her a bit and she doesn’t tell the complete truth, at least she knows you were thinking about her and cared enough to make sure she was okay with it.
Post # 11
All of our moms were all dressed in the same color/family of color. It looked fine:)