What are you guys doing for Mom's dresses?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@partyplanner83:  Any color they want. If you tell them to avoid red, I am sure they can find something . They have been dressing themselves for years.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

My mother has been having a helluva time finding something. She lives in a rural area, and has been into the “city” twice with no luck. Our colours are navy and silver, and to not wear navy is very limiting as it seems there are racks and racks of navy dresses.

 

My FMIL bought something that is a light green, almost dove coloured.

 

I haven’t told either lady what colour to wear, though I would have preferred they avoid navy. But I finally told my mom last night that is the only thing she can find that fits and she likes is navy, then she should just go for it.  Two weeks from today she’ll be on a plane, and the whole exercise is stressing her out. The fact is, no one is going to notice or care what the mothers wear anyway, so it’s just not worth it to me to have her go through so much trouble to find a dress.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@partyplanner83:  I let my mom pick whatever color she wanted. She ended up going with a purple-greyish color and my colors are pink for the girls. They ended up complimenting each other without me even trying. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would just say as long as its a color that compliments the red and white and doesnt clash…maybe pink or silver, gold, but not like neon orange lol

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I went to a June wedding where the mothers both wore black cocktail dresses. It looked fine and no one thought anything of it really. The bride’s colors were Tiffany blue and yellow.

I think something simple and classic looking in a neutral color would look great.

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2014

the mom’s are deciding on their own.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@partyplanner83:  Maybe they can do a navy? Not sure if that would come off as 4th of July though with the red and white?

I let my mom pick whatever she wanted and she picked a casual lavendar dress 🙁 My wedding colors were shades of pink. I thought it would clash and the dress was so casual she looked more like a guest at the wedding and not a MOB. I’m so glad she found another dress to match! It was coral (my BMs were also wearing coral) but it was a different fabric from them and it still looked great! Maybe you can also look at the same color but a different fabric?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I gave the moms no direction, and they chose things they liked.  One went to a bridal shop, one chose off the rack.  I would just say no red. 

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@partyplanner83: Could you perhaps clarify your question a little – do you want the mums to follow the colour scheme, stay away from those colours or wear something complimentary? If I were you I would first start out with asking them both what they had in mind for the wedding, then work from that point forward. Perhaps you could all go out and shop for dresses together? I went shopping with my mum for her backup dress (a short dress in case it would be too warm for the one she was planning to wear) and we had a lot of fun doing so!  

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

My mom hates the typical mother of the bride outfits so we avoided some of those.  We just found a dress at Macys that was nice.  It’s bright blue.  No print or anything.  I’m going to help her find a statement necklace to wear.  My colors are dark purple, red, and bright green. 

No idea what FMIL is wearing.  I didn’t care for what she wore to FIs brothers wedding so we’ll see…

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@partyplanner83:  It is a place to bounce ideas off other people, but that also means being open to hearing what other people have to say. The moms are not props in the wedding, They are fully capable of deciding what color looks best on them keeping in mind the color the bridal party is wearing. They really don’t need their children telling them what to wear.

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