Post # 1
My colors for the wedding are navy and pink. The bridesmaids have short, silk, navy dresses and will be holding pink bouquets. The pinks will range from light to brighter, for example my flower girl is in a pale pink tulle dress. My FI and GM will be wearing gray suits.
So to get to the question what color should the mother of the groom wear? My mother has picked out a light pink dress. I went shopping with MOG and and my FI’s sister and they asked what colors. I said any color but navy and they both picked out navy dresses!! The MOG picked out a short dress and the sister picked out a long dress. They would’ve looked liked a BM and MOH.. thankfully they understood (although they complained). What other color could I suggest to the MOH that is darker? Would it look okay for her to be in a different shade of blue or a teal?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
Navy is actually the most common MOG dress color! I understand though, as my bridesmaids were also in navy! I would say that other shades of blue would be perfectly acceptable. You could also look into shades of grey or purple as well! My mother wore black and red (not my choice!!) and my MIL wore a dark purple dress that was lovely.
Post # 4
Mine is wearing purple!
But I’m not picky! I told her to pick whatever. When she asked me to pick a color for her, I said “You’ve been dressing yourself for 50-something years. I’m sure you can do it on our wedding day!”
Post # 5
i wish it was that easy for me, our colors are black,burgundy, silver – his mother wants to wear something short short short like something i would feel would be at a night club shes 50some years old and dresses like a teenager hitting puberty for the first time! UGH im about to rip my hair out
– maybe the MOG could wear a pale blue? or even crayola blue? that ways its still in the color pallet but not exactly your colors. i like the idea of pale so “both mothers” are wearing coordination colors of your wedding just pale??? option?
Post # 6
There’s a thing on the David’s Bridal website I looked at for mine. You select your wedding colors and it shows you what colors work with it. The MOB and MOG don’t have to match the wedding party.
My colors are teal, black and white…my mom is going to wear a silver dress. I plan to go shopping with FMIL and pick out something in a light shade of blue or green.
Post # 7
@AndysCraftsNmore: I think she would very pretty in a pale color but she only likes dark colors. I thought it would be nice if family members wore colors that “flowed” with the wedding party because.. hello we are all going to be in pictures together! I think she going with a dark teal so that will be fine. Good luck with his mother! You have much more of a problem then I do.
Post # 8
@FutureMrsMK: why no navy? I’d rather mine match my colors
Post # 9
@W292737: I would prefer that the bridesmaids be set apart. I have no problem with family members wearing pink (one of my wedding colors) but with his sister who is not in the wedding party wanting a long navy bridesmaid type dress.. She would look like a maid of honor over my sister who actually is
Post # 10
Ugh my mom wanted to wear the same color as my BMs, she wanted to look like one of them. My colors were taupe, beige, and mustard yellow – my bridesmaids wore taupe, my mom and mother-in-law both wore beige.