Post # 1
Tonight, while talking to my Mother-In-Law to be, she noted that since our wedding colors are purples (lavender and dark), ivory and an accent of spring green and my mom’s dress is darker purple, she would need to wear ivory… She said it was tradition that the mothers of the bride and groom wear opposite wedding colors and so she couldn’t wear either shade of purple…
Now, I have been married once before, but never had a mother in law- so I wasn’t aware of this tradition. Also, I wish she would wear some purple because our small group is all wearing something with purple…
Have any of you heard of this tradition?
Post # 3
Haven’t heard of that tradition – in fact, I’ve heard the opposite, and seen it in practice at all the weddings I’ve attended. My mom and Future Mother-In-Law have already bought their dresses – mom is in royal blue and Future Mother-In-Law is in plum. The jewel tones look really nice with the guys’ charcoal gray suits and BMs’ yellow dresses. Both mom dresses have beading and my dress is heavily beaded. It all looks pretty nice together.
Post # 4
I’ve never heard of that tradition either. The only thing I’ve ever heard is that the parents should wear colors that coordinate with the wedding party. :]
Post # 5
I have never heard of any such rule. Normally the mother of the bride chooses her dress, then inform the motherof the groom so she can make her choice. It is preferable that the mother-of-the-groom and the mother-of-the-bride should not be in the same color, but rather in colors which coordinate.
Their colors need not be the same as the wedding party but should be a color that co-ordinates so they all look nice in pictures.
Post # 6
Never heard of that tradition before… I think it would look better if, like you said, she wore purple.
Post # 6
I haven’t heard anything like this… though I wouldn’t really want her wearing ivory to my wedding.
Post # 7
I honestly never have, what I have heard is that the MOB/MOG are not supposed to wear white or ivory, the same color as the bridesmaids, or the same color as each other…but I really think that’s up to the family. I personally am not laying down any ground rules for anybody’s dress…it’s a big day for them too, and I just want them to feel good about themselves.
Post # 8
I have never heard of that, I’ve only heard of them coordinating with the bridal party.
My Mother-In-Law keeps asking me what color to wear, and I give suggestions that might coordinate with my bridal party, but I really just want her to be comfortable.
Post # 9
I have heard of that… and that the MOG is supposed to let the MOB choose first… but it’s kind of old-fashioned… Our colors were shades of blue/green/purple… My mom’s dress was teal and purple… the MOG wore tan with some light blue in it