(Closed) Are you telling your Mom/MIL what color dresses to wear?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are you telling the moms what color/dress to wear?
    No! They have a mind of their own! : (68 votes)
    82 %
    Yes! They have to do what I say! : (12 votes)
    14 %
    I'm still thinking about it! : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I let them choose but they had me pick a few dresses and shoes and they made the final decision. I spent about 4 hours shopping for FMIL’s dress and 2 on her shoes….she was difficult! My mom is walking me down the aisle so she has a more formal dress than Future Mother-In-Law but Future Mother-In-Law looked great in her dress too. Future Father-In-Law had me pick his suit and shoes too. I didn’t dictate anything though, they asked for my help.

    Post # 4
    1814 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    Just so you know, your title and poll question ask opposite things 🙂 I won’t tell anyone what to wear except myself… I’m really not excited about dictating anything, but would like pictures to be cohesive so I guess I have to at least pick a color set, hah.

    Post # 5
    1031 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I won’t be telling my mother or Future Mother-In-Law exactly what to wear BUT I definitely want to be part of the dress selection process. I just want to make sure it’s appropriate for there body types and color doesn’t clash. 

    Post # 6
    352 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My mom found a few dresses and asked me which I preferred.  I helped her pick the color because she asked me also.  My Mother-In-Law pick hers all on her own.  Had she asked I would have helped but they both looked great and fit in with the wedding as a whole.

    Post # 9
    811 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I haven’t really thought about it. It would be nice if they could coordinate with our wedding colors, but I’m not going to demand it. Except for maybe my mother. We’re close enough it wouldn’t be offensive to her for me to say, “hey, make sure whatever dress you get matches at least one of our wedding colors” and I guess, SuperFine can do the same with his mom.

    Post # 10
    13249 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No, they can choose what they want.  My mom will pick hers, and Future Mother-In-Law will match on color/formality, but other than that, they can pick.  I don’t need to micromanage that much!

    Post # 11
    890 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My colors are jewel tone pink, purple and teal…my mom wants to wear emerald green and my grandma wants to wear royal blue. I am totally ok with that cuz I think the pictures are going to look awesome with us all in the same hue. I wish eveyone at the wedding would wear a jewel tone. lol. I love matchy matchy with color. I am not going to tell my Future Mother-In-Law what to wear tho, she can wear whatever.

    Post # 12
    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    the poll doesn’t make sense, but anyway..

    i don’t really care what color they wear.  my Future Mother-In-Law bought her dress like one day after she found out what our wedding colors were…. before i even bought my own dress.  my mom hasn’t gotten hers yet.

    Post # 13
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    They wore what they wanted.

    Post # 14
    14661 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    They picked out the dresses on their own.  My mom showed me her dress and asked how it looked, but she always likes to ask my opinion on dresses and jackets so that wasnt out of the ordinary.  I didnt see MILs dress until the wedding.

    Post # 15
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I told my mom I wanted her to wear a color, and we went shopping for her dress together.  She wears a lot of beige…  I suggested a color she loves, though, so it wasn’t like I was telling her what to do.  My future mother-in-law asked me what color she should wear, since she normally wears black, and I was thinking of champagne (another color she is comfortable in) for my bridesmaids.  When I decided on blue for the bridesmaids I told her so she could wear champagne.  


    So it’s like I decided but not.  And your poll doesn’t make sense.

    Post # 16
    1643 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I went shopping with my mum, and she picked a dress that compliments the colour theme COMPLETELY.  My Mother-In-Law knows what my dress looks like, and she knows our theme, but she hasn’t asked my opinion on anything, and she hasn’t yet taken me up on my offer to take her out shopping (which I must say I am pleased about – I’m not a fan of shopping for a specific item at the best of times!)

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