Post # 1
What is the usual protocol for this?
the bridesmaids are wearing blush chiffon floor length dresses.
My mother just bought her dress, a dark burgundy lace overlay shift dress with a creamy/gold underlay.
I dont know if my fiances mum has been looking or if she has a dress, should I just ask her if she’s given it any thought so I can tell her what colours the other ladies are wearing or is that rude?? I don’t want everyone clashing in the photos but dont want to come off sounding bridezilla by telling her what to wear.
In Australia is it typical for the MOB dress to influence the MOG dress?
Post # 2
I’m Australian and I’m old enough to have been to 20-30 weddings. I never heard of parents co-ordinating with the bridal party, or each other, until I joined WeddingBee. (And generally they’re all in separate photos – parents don’t tend to be in bridal party photos, and there’s only a small number of photos with both sets of parents in them).
I suggest you let her choose whatever she wants, unless she asks you for guidance.
Post # 3
catherinedarcy: I think it is courteous to tell her what the bridal party colors are and what the MOB is wearing. I don’t think that constitutes telling her what to wear.
The mothers do not need to coordinate with the wedding party but it is nice for them to wear colors that do not clash.
Post # 4
My bridesmaids are in an aqua colour, and both moms are wearing navy. I went shopping with my mom, and FMIL asked me to go dress shopping with her when she visited us. She was quite excited about it (I think because she only has two sons she doesn’t have a child to do “girly” things with) But in general, I think parents can dress themselves unless they ask for input.