Mother is worried about her dress… it's black…

posted 3 weeks ago in Family
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - Outside in Paris

Black is my favorite color and I think it looks so elegant. I wouldn’t think anything of a MOB in a black dress.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

thesoontobemrsv :  I think black is totally fine and one of my go-to colors! Both my mom and MIL wore blue (not quite navy) and looked lovely. Does the dress come in any other colors? 

Post # 4
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Honey bee

We primarily attend evening, formal weddings and I’d guess that about 75% of the ladies wear black cocktail or longer dresses. Both my daughters’ MILs wore black evening gown. No problem; just another outdated wedding superstition.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Black is such a classic and elegant color.  My mom is wearing black AND it’s a midi dress! 😱 She loves it, I love it and I really do not care if it’s “traditional” or not as long as she is happy and comfortable!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

thesoontobemrsv :  whatt!  No tell her to relax and enjoy it!! My BM dresses are black & it’s going to look lovely!  Very elegant!

Also my mom is wearing bright red which she was nervous about too.  Where did these random rules come from?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

thesoontobemrsv :  it’s FINE. granted, I did tell my mother she could wear any color except black – but that’s because I was having a summer outdoor wedding in the mountains and I didn’t want her to look somber. If your venue is formal or inside, I don’t see the issue with her wearing black. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Black is a great color. My best friend had all her BMs in black dresses and we looked amazing, esp in photos.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

thesoontobemrsv :  my mother also thought she would have to wear a long beige dress with a beige jacket and a beige shirt that match. The thing is she never wear beige or any of that clothing type, she only wear dark colour like plum,navy blue, black or dark green.

I convince her to wear what look best on her because other wise she won’t feel as comfortable and feel her best. It will also just be weird to see my mom in a colour that is not her. I want to have wedding pictures of my mother being her. She had found a dress that fit her personally and look great, it is a dark Navy blue dress that goes to her knee. She will also wear a black little jacket in case it get cold (my wedding is outside).

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Black can be very elegant. Are there any accessories such as a bright handbag or heels which could add a pop of colour? It may make her less conscious that it’s black.

Post # 13
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Honey bee

thesoontobemrsv :  

..it’s got some sheer-ish panels on the side’  

that’s the only part I’d be worried about , lol

Post # 14
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Busy bee

If she wore beige and your wedding colours are gold and eggplant it would look awful! Maybe just do a quick collage of your wedding party’s attire. It might make her feel that the shade fits better than others. While my mom didn’t wear black, she did wear an off-white dress with some floral embelishments on it. My colours were pastels and suits were grey so it totally fit and looked awesome with everyone else. She was extremely hesistant but our family photos look stellar because of it – I think non-traditional shades, like white and black naturally make people hesistant. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Eh, a girl wore a black dress to my wedding. It’s a lot of people’s go-to colour. MaMaybe she would feel better with really colourfyl accessories, maybe a coloured jacket if it’s cold? If the dress is that lovely she should also just buy it even if she won’t wear it to the wedding 😛

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