(Closed) Do our moms have to wear the same color?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

NO!  They should both wear colors that are complimentary to the bridal party, and the mother of the groom usually takes a cue from the mother of the bride as far as fanciness goes.  But other than that, they do not need to coordinate.  Let each mother wear something flattering on her, and tell them what the bridal party is wearing so they can compliment it but not match it.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

No, actually I’ve always heard that the two ladies consult and make sure NOT to wear the same exact color. They will want to wear something complementary to the bridal party and something that’s not flashy or over the top.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

No.  They will probably want to stand out and wear different colors from each other.  I don’t think it’s necessary to wear colors to coordinate with the bridal party.  I know my mom specifically wanted to wear a color that wasn’t too close to the bridal party color.  The MOG should take a cue from the MOB on level of fanciness.

For example my girls are wearing navy, my mom is wearing pink and MOG is wearing purple.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Tswife4ever: Is it a dark purple like in your avatar? I would say navy would be one great choice.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@Tswife4ever:I don’t think color matters. As long as it’s flattering and something they feel good wearing leave them alone. Let them wear whatever makes them happy.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Tswife4ever: My BMs are wearing dark purple, and I was advising jewel tones for our mothers.  I was recommending dark blue, dark green, dark pink, dark red, bronze, gray, etc.  Just nothing springy or pastels.  My mom’s wearing a deep pink and Future Mother-In-Law hasn’t picked anything out yet.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My colours are black, white and green. My ‘maids will be wearing black and my mom is wearing black as well. I don’t think you need to follow any rules. I told them to wear what they want in whatever colour they want…

Post # 12
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Worker bee

Their dresses should be complimentary to the wedding colors in a shade that flatters them. Everyone wants to look their best for the grand affair!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My mother actually made it VERY clear that she will NOT be wearing the same color as my Future Mother-In-Law. As long as they are in colors to compliment your wedding colors I think that is all that matters!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would say that if your colors are blue and purple, they should look for either a color from your wedding but in a different shade (a lilac instead of eggplant, for example) or a flattering neutral like pewter, beige, champagne, etc.  For me, having both moms in the same length was the priority over same color.  Hope that helps!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My colors are also blue and purple. 4 bridesmaids are wearing wisteria purple and 2 maids of honors are wearing pool blue. My mom just bought her dress today in dark teal today. I told his mom to buy something that goes with the blue and purple and now i can tell her about my moms dress but they dont need to be the same color it just has to look nice and be a long gown.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

Actually your Mom is supposed to pick her dress first and Future Mother-In-Law is supposed to pick a dress that matches MOB in formality (but not in color).  MOB and MOG aren’t supposed to wear the same color and they aren’t supposed to wear the wedding colors either.  

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