Post # 1
So with under 5 weeks to go, MOG shows us the dress she bought and it is the exact same shade of purple as the bridesmaid dresses. For the record, my mom’s dress has a little purple do it, but not the same shade as the BM’s and it’s more irridescent anyway.
At this point my perspective is just to laugh about it and put it in the category of not worth worrying about. However, I’m still curious how common this practice is? Does it seem strange to anyone else?
Post # 3
I specifically told my Future Mother-In-Law that she shouldn’t get purple. I told her jewel tones, but no purple/spiced wine. I flat-out told her I didn’t want her to look like she was matching the BMs. Naturally she tells me later taht she found an “off-white dress that looks fantastic on her”. Had to nip that one in the bud, too. This happened a while back, so I wasn’t so much in bridal mode that I felt I should just let it go. I fought that battle haha
Post # 4
My mother is trying to choose a dress which is a different colour from my Bridesmaid or Best Man but doesn’t clash. I’ve said I don’t mind as long as she finds something nice that she likes and feels comfortable in, although she’s continuing to show me her ideas to get a second opinion before she buys anything.
As far as I’m aware, the only big no-nos are wearing white, black, or her own wedding dress lol.
Post # 5
@Shaerena: I just got a visual of the Mom’s in their own dress, that would be hysterical! (You know . .. at someone else’s wedding)
Post # 6
I told my mom and Future Mother-In-Law to wear what they want. Honestly, they are going to be in only a few photos when the BMs are, so it really should be too big of an issue if you think about it.
I agree with Shaerena, as long as she doesn’t wear white or her own wedding dress 🙂
Post # 7
I personally wouldn’t care- just not white, as stated above!
Post # 8
In a perfect world the MOG would not clash with the wedding colors or be the exact same color as the bms, but if your Mother-In-Law is like my Mother-In-Law she will do what she wants and that’s that. In the end, our joint family photo looks wonderful….with her sticking out like a sore thumb.
Post # 9
It definately doesn’t matter. Glad you’re not worrying about it, it’s likely no one will even notice or care!
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.
I had my bridesmaids in whatever navy blue dresses they wanted. When I went shopping with my moms I told them no navy…I did not say that to MOG (figured it was a given) and guess what color she ended up in?
Honestly it was not that big of a deal. She looked nice, liked her dress and nobody thought she was a bridesmaid.
Post # 11
The funny part was while I was finding the whole thing funny for some reason, Fiance was getting all Groomzilla about it. I talked him off the ledge though!
Post # 12
I wouldn’t have a problem with anyone wearing white, near-white, or any of the wedding colors. I don’t care what guests and family wear. Our colors are brown, green, and ivory. His mom is planning on wearing a brown skirt and ivory top. My mom is planning on a jewel tone of some sort. She said she’d wanted green. My response was “Cool! That’s one of the wedding colors!” She was going to avoid it, but I told ehr I just want her in something she feels beautiful wearing.
If that’s green, brown, white, ivory, blush pink, black… I don’t care either way.