(Closed) Mother In Law Dress Color????

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I think a lot of people wear black to weddings now. It probably depends on the time of day and how you feel about it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

its bad luck in some societies. and quite frankly i wouldnt want anyone thinking the MIL is mourning her son’s marriage.

its acceptable if done correctly. but honestly june? black? really?

what are you rwedding colors? can she find a more summer friendly neutral?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

hmmm maybe offer to go shopping with her? I don’t think black is appropriate…. JMO

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

ohhh AND If FH is wearing a tux, maybe suggest a different color so the picture look better?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think if its done right it will be fine, black can be very classy and sophistcated, not all black dresses look like they belong at a funeral 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I  think you should let her wear what she wants and is comfortable wearing,regardless of color. It’s hard to find a great dress for either the MOB or MOG.

My daughter’s wedding last June was also at 5, and I wore a black and white dress. It wasn’t a plan,but it was the best dress for me (after buying 4 others first) and she loved it as did I.

 Here’s the dress I wore.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I honestly don’t think it is an issue. I can honestly say if I saw the mother of the groom wearing a black dress at a wedding I went to, I certainly would not think she was in mourning about her son’s marriage or anything else. I perosnally wouldn’t think anything of it. I think she should be able to wear what she wants. Soeaking for myself, I wear black all year round. But if it really will make you upset if she wears black, then I guess you should speak up.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

How about suggesting bright accessories and shoes etc, to liven it up a bit? I wouldn’t stress about it, if she’s not out in a wedding dress or a nun’s habit, don’t worry! you’ve enough to be doin, leave her at it! Nobody else will notice anyway!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Tell her you’d be afraid she’d be too hot / blend into the background with such a dull color for such a vibrant time of year. My girls wore black for my MARCH wedding and they were accented with apple green shawls and accessories. But it was breezy and cool. Unlike June! I’d tell her to maybe see if she can find anything else before deciding.

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