Post # 1
Ok, thankfully this isn’t MY problem….
But, last night we went out to dinner with myself, my parents and my brother & his FI. On the ride there we were talking about the dress my mom got for my wedding, and she then mentions that she might wear a black dress to my brother’s wedding….. dum dum dum…. My brother & I were both like….WTH!?!?
My mom seriously thinks there’s nothing wrong with her wearing a black dress to their wedding! We both tried in several different ways to explain that yes, it’s ok to wear black to a wedding as a guest, but that the mother of the bride or groom really should not wear black. And, she just doesn’t get it! Seriously!?! Now, my brother’s FI was good about it, saying she didn’t believe in tradition, etc, but I know she had to kind of have her feelings hurt….
Post # 3
I actually like that idea. It’s a neutral color, and it’ll go with anything.
My mom wore a black and white dress to our wedding, and it was beautiful. It was a black, long skirt and a white top.
Post # 4
my mom is wearing black to my wedding…. as are my bridemaids and the guys will be in black suits… im sure my dad will wear a black suit… i think black is classy:)
Post # 5
I have no problem with either of our moms wearing black actually. If it’s the dress that looks best on them and makes them the most comfortable then it’s fine with me. The only thing that would upset me is if they wore it deliberately to be unsupportive.
Post # 6
Our Best Woman’s future MIL showed up to their wedding (the wedding of her son) in a black dress and full length black lace mourning veil. She wore it all.night.long. LOL
I would be fine with a black dress, especially if it was a dress that they thought they looked really good in.
Post # 7
Actually, my mom wore a black dress to my wedding and she looked awesome. My great-aunt (who I consider to be a grandma) also wore black. But….my colors were black & purple and I got married in the wintertime, so it didn’t see out of the ordinary for them to wear black. If it were an early spring/summer wedding, I could see why black would seem a little off, but in general, I don’t see anything wrong with it.
Post # 8
Tradition / the conotations of black for these type of events (ie funeral) would say that the MOB and MOG should not wear black. But personally, I wouldn’t care or think anything of it if they did (unless I KNEW they were doing it to act like it was a funeral / didn’t approve of the marriage / etc.)
Post # 9
my best friend’s mom wore a black dress to her wedding, and accessorized with more exciting shoes and jewelry. I don’t get why there are so many “rules” about whom should wear what to a wedding! The mother of the bride and mother of the groom should wear whatever they like and are comfortable in, everyone else be damned! Who cares about tradition, or antiquated rules? Assuming neither of them shows up in a floor length white gown, I don’t see why anyone cares. If they wear black with a funeral veil, yeah, that’s sort of psycho, but that makes nobody look bad except for her.
Post # 10
If it’s an evening weddng and there are no dramatic hats, veils or not-joyous sobbing involved then I’m cool with it. It’ll likely look elegant and chic.
Post # 11
My mom got a gorgeous black dress for our wedding, I can hardly wait to see her in it! I don’t think anyone is going to be confused that she’s in mourning or anything 😉 I say wear what makes you feel beautiful and comfortable!
Post # 12
my mother is wearing a fantastic black dress to my wedding…along with my bridal party, my groom…heck, I almost wore a mostly black wedding gown. things have changed and now it is perfectly acceptable to incorporate black into a wedding. maybe it’s different closer to the south, but here in michigan, we love to wear black. and not because we’re depressed due to the recession. 😉
Post # 13
Both my MIL and my mom wore black to my wedding…I thought it looked classy and much better than the usual beige MOB/MOG dresses that are so common.
Post # 14
My husband’s mom wore a black dress to our wedding.
Post # 15
my MIL wore a dress with a black top and green shade on the skirt. It was gorgeous. What’s wrong with black?
Post # 16
Oh I didn’t even know they weren’t supposed to wear black. If it makes you feel any better, my mother wants to wear a dress that looks like it’s from the 90’s! Yikes!