(Closed) Coordinating "Mother" dress colours with Bridesmaids

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which mother dress colour goes best with blush pink bridesmaid dresses?

    Royal Blue

    Royal Purple/Eggplant



  • Post # 2
    15531 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’d just let the mothers wear whatever color they want.  In reality, I dont think I have a single picture that my bridal party and family were in together.  We took pics with the bridal party, then we took pics with the family.  I didnt see any reason to cordinate their colors.

    Post # 3
    487 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t think mom’s need to coordinate colors with the bridesmaids. They can wear whatever color they want and what looks best on them.

    Post # 4
    773 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

    I can’t remember where I found it online but I know when I was trying to find something to match for my mom, it said look at the colour wheel and the colour directly across from yours, would work or the two colours beside it. In my case I have royal blue bridesmaids, so it suggested navy, purple, and I can’t remember the other colour (silver maybe?). My mom chose navy but I’m not sure what my Future Mother-In-Law will choose yet.

    I like the champagne/gold idea but also see what will look good too.

    Post # 6
    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian

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    Ms.VWSchmidt:  My bridesmaids are picking their own dresses, so I don’t know what they’ll send up in, but it will be either blush or soft neutrals. I found a dress for my mom that was kind of all of those in a floral pattern. She wanted something with at least a short sleeve and I absolutely fell in love with the dress, sent it to her to look at, she LOVED it and I can’t wait to see her in it.

    Post # 7
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

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    Ms.VWSchmidt:  Ah, makes more sense now that your Mother-In-Law requested that you pick a color! (otherwise it just seemed a little demanding…).

    I think you should tell your Mother-In-Law the color of the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses (and maybe give her a swatch if you can… may not be possible). You can give her some suggestions and let her know that you want her to wear something she likes that she feels comfortable in. I would give maybe a lighter colored suggestion and a darker colored suggestion. 

    I don’t know your relationship with your Mother-In-Law or your time… but you can offer to go shopping with her too? It soundsl ike she wants your input so she might be open to going with you. My Mother-In-Law went with my SIL and sent me a bunch of pictures to make sure I liked the dress whereas my mom wanted me there with her for shopping… 

    Post # 8
    1907 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I think champagne would look great with blush pink. I didn’t require that my mother coordinate with the bridesmaids, but she did (They all wore silver). She loves any reason to buy new clothes lol!

    Post # 9
    498 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Isn’t champagne too close to your wedding dress? I guess I am assuming you are wearing white or ivory, but I would think you would want to really stand out. I don’t see a problem choosing colors since she asked. Personally, I like purple. 

    Post # 10
    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I just asked my mom and Future Mother-In-Law to avoid the shade of teal-ish blue that the bridesmaids are wearing.  I was going to ask them to stick to saturated jewel tone type colours, but then we found my mom a champagne dress with gold and silver sequins so now it’s anything goes.

    Post # 11
    5151 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    Ms.VWSchmidt:  I’d let them choose whatever they want. The only pictures I have with mothers involved are with the bridesmaids that are family members. It really doesnt matter what color they wear. 

    Post # 12
    3460 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I think purple would be nice! My bridesmaids are in blush and my mom is wearing a cranberry colored dress (she looks kick ass!) and my Future Mother-In-Law is wearing champagne (which looks more nude than anything….lol) I don’t think she can go wrong though! 

    Post # 14
    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    Ms.VWSchmidt:  I would let her worry about it, as long as it doesn’t offend you (i.e. you are one to get mad if anyone else wears white). 

    When I got married the first time the bridesmaids wore an orangy coral and my mom wore a salmon color. When my brother got married the 2nd time we wore the DB’s apple red and she wore a baby pink suit. Both groom’s mothers wore blue dresses in both weddings I mentioned. 

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