Mother of the Bride – Dress Colour?!

posted 2 years ago in Family
Post # 2
Member
11001 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Well, I subscribe to the tradition that the MOB has first choice of dress color.  With your color scheme, and depending on your mother’s coloring and color preferences, I probably would suggest a champagne or gold dress for her.

However, if your FMIL has already chosen a gold dress, your mother probably won’t want to risk wearing the same color.  With your palette, perhaps she could choose a copper dress or a navy dress, as long as the navy she chooses won’t clash with the groomsmen’s attire.

Post # 3
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8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I told my mom to wear whatever.. she ended up choosing a black & white pantsuit, because she was doing a lot of legwork for the wedding.

MIL wore an emerald green dress, which I’m pretty sure was a bridesmaids dress. I didn’t care what they wore as long as it wasn’t outlandish.

Post # 4
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42522 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

As Brielle said, traditionally the MOB chose her dress first then notified the MOG. Given that that ship has sailed; keeping in mind that she is not part of the wedding party; she is an adult woman who has been dressing herself since long before you were born; and most anything will go with your color scheme, if she is asking for your opinion, I suggest champagne, rose gold , copper, bronze or pewter.

MOG should be able to tell you or show you what kind of gold she is wearing so they do not look like the Bobbsey Twins.

Post # 2
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435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I feel like she could wear gold, blush, or navy and look awesome!

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