Post # 1
hi bees! i am wondering what colors you think would be acceptable for the MOB and MOG to wear on our big day. both of our mothers are beautiful women, but not very fashionable and a bit intimidated at the thought of wearing somethiing dressier than a sundress (hell, my mom doesn’t go dressier than leggings).
i was thinking of having my mom in some kind of gold and his in bronze or brown, since varioius ‘metallic’ colors appear throughout our color scheme. my mom originally wanted blue (it’s her fave color and she thinks looks the best on her) and his mom wanted grey. but i’m afraid those colors will clash with the rest of the wedding (the bridesmaids will be in different shades of peach, blush, and coral). are there any other color options for them that won’t clash?
for reference, her is our color and inspiration board:
Post # 3
I think mothers should wear any colors they want. They will be most comfortable in what they like.
Post # 4
Agree with pp, especially if they are self conscious and not super fashionable anyway, let them wear colors and styles they are most comfortable in. Them being uncomfortable all day shows up worse in pictures than of they don’t exactly match the color scheme.
Post # 5
I agree.. Let your mom’s choose what they want to wear. My mom bought her dress before we even had bridesmaid dresses/colors picked out.
Post # 6
I agree that the two moms should be able to choose the colors they’d like to wear (as long as they’re not in a bright orange or yellow you should be okay) – shopping for a dress is sometimes really tough for MOB and MOG, that color restrictions would just make it even more tough!
Post # 7
@dovelovesfalcon: Usually how it works is the MOB picks out her dress (whatever color she feels like wearing) and then the MOG picks our her dress based on what will compliment the MOB
This is what our Mothers ended up with:
Our wedding colors were navy, green and orange.
Post # 8
I had no idea that complimentary colors were a “thing.”
I’m a big fan of letting people wear what they want.
Post # 9
be careful with metallic colors, my mom looked really washed out in grey and champagne-I agree with letting her chose the color she likes, also I think blue compliments coral
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Agree with PPs, I’m letting our moms wear whatever they want. My FMIL kept asking me what to wear and that she didn’t want to match with my mom. My mom finally bought her dress last weekend so I let her know the style and color so she can go find her dress. I told her she doesn’t have to keep to a specified style or color but she insisted on getting parameters from me, so I finally just told her floor-length and maybe navy blue (my mom is wearing a floor-length taupe dress).
Post # 12
I think moms can wear anything they please. Our moms’ dresses don’t match our wedding colors very well. I mean, they complement them but they don’t “go with” them. We have lots of purples, they are BOTH (yes both) wearing blue. Haha. It’s just what they picked out. And they are fine wearing a similar color. They’re silly and carefree so they haven’t given it extreme thought.
We have a spring wedding so I simply told them no black or red. Besides that I gave them free reign. My mom even contemplated a beautiful off-white dress (Ughhh cringe) but I didn’t say anything to her. Haha.
Post # 13
My colors are peach and eggplant. My mom is wearing a color called orchid and FMIL is wearing either silver or tan.