(Closed) Black Mother of the Bride dresses??????????

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

My MIL wore a black dress and my Mum wore a champagne color which was close to my ivory dress, but darker.  Thought nothing of it.  Let her pick her own dress.  Believe me, it won’t matter.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@SLuce021:  My bridesmaids are wearing black. My flower girls are wearing black. The dudes are wearing black tuxes with black shirts. There is black ribbon on my dress. My linens are black, my invitations are black. Basically, there is A LOT of black at our wedding.

 

My mom and dad are both walking me down the aisle, and my mom is welcome to wear whatever she wants. Will I shop with her? Yes. I prefer that she wears black or dark red (my wedding colors), but if she falls in love with a green dress, then she’ll wear a green dress. Bottom line, she’s my mom. She brought me into this world and she can take me out. The woman gets to wear whatever she wants.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My mom is wearing a very elegant black dress to my wedding also.  I think it’s important that Mom gets to feel her most confident and beautiful, and for my mother in particular, she feels that way when she’s Audrey-chic in all-black.  I think that the “Black is only for funerals” line of thinking is kind of in the past, but if it really leaves a bad taste in your mouth, it’s better that you express that to her than let it fester.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with PP, my mom is wearing a maily black/some white dress….I didn’t give it a second thought! She liked it and that’s all that really matters. I plan on lending her some blue beaded jewelry to compliment my BM’s dresses.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think you’re being irrational.  Let your mom wear something she feels her best in.  I’ve seen a lot of MOBs wear navy blue or black. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My mom is wearing a black dress and I love it. My wedding colors are all neutral (gray, tan, ivory) and she will still look great standing next to all of them.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My MIL is wearing a black dress. It’s a colour that she is comfortable in (also full figured) and even though my colors are bright and summery, it doesn’t really matter to me. Not my first choice but if that’s what she likes I’m fine with it. I think at the end of the day people are not going to remember that the mother were wearing. I bet they will remember the beautiful bride though!! Either plum or black will look great with your dress!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

i think you are being somewhat old fashioned……while that might have been a faux pas years ago, let your mother wear what she feels fabulous in and if it is black then so be it.       Black and Ivory will look beautiful together. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

i forgot to add…. please please please please please don’t make your mother wear the same color dresses as  your BMs.  She will look and feel like a really old bridesmaid and not the mother of the bride.  That is very dated…. very 80s/90s

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s fine! My BM dresses are black, my dad is wearing a black suite and walking me down the aisle. It won’t look bad! Black is classy!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My mom wore a black dress we picked out together and I thought it looked lovely. I’d rather her have her wear black than match the bridal party!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@SLuce021:  The only thing I told my mom and fmil is that I didnt want them in black. I too look at it as a “its not a funeral” type thing. But thats only if its ALL black. My mom ended up getting a blueish purple dress and fmil got a green dress. I think its a personal opinion type thing.  Is the dress shes looking at totally black or is there some color in it?

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@SLuce021:  Black is always elegant and suitable.

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