Post # 1
We’re getting married in August. Bridesmaids are wearing blush pink. Now I’m to select a colour for the “mothers” to wear. Now I’m torn between royal blue and royal purple/eggplant. Champagne seems like a safe alternative option.
Which colour would go best in pictures?
1. Purple seems to coordinate well but seems a bit too matchy
2. Blue seems like a nice colour but maybe it’s too bright?
It will be a garden wedding.
Post # 2
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
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
- 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 # 5
Thanks for the reply. My mother in law to-be actually requested that I pick a colour so that it would look nice in pictures, which let me to this conundrum (rather than me wanting them to wear specific colours). It sounds like it’s pretty common to just let them wear whatever they like.
Maybe I’ll just recommend they wear what they like! But suggest a few as guidance. Thanks!
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian
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
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn
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
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
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
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
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
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 # 13
Yes I’ll be wearing ivory, but the champagne doesn’t bother me. However, I do see your point!
Post # 14
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.
Post # 15
Thanks Ladies for the feedback, will be advising them that they can wear what they want but can also choose from blue or purple!