(Closed) Does Mother of the Bride have to match Wedding Party?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our colors were black, white, and green. The BMs and GMs were in black dresses/tuxes with green sashes/vests/ties. MOB wore a very bright emerald green dress, that I thought looked quite nice. The MOG wore navy blue. I was super concerned about that, but it sort of ended up looking black in the photos anyway. Whatever.

In any case, I think your mom can wear whatever she wants as long as it doesn’t bother you. I’ve been to weddings where the moms were just wearing things they already owned and were not specifically matching the wedding. I’d think it’s more important for the MOB and FOB to match/not clash with each other at least.

Post # 4
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7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Usually the MOB and MOG choose their own dresses and do not match the wedding party. Sometimes, they will try not to clash, but usually that’s about it. Comparatively, the MOB is not in that many pictures.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Nope.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Not at all! But it does help if they don’t distinctly clash (i.e. BMs in lavender, MOB in orange). Our two attendants are wearing Aubergine and both the MOB and MOG are wearing taupe/champagne shimmery dresses. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh ya MOB dresses are ugly and my mom would not be caught dead in one so when she shopped we had her in Bridesmaids dresses and it suited someone who is young and fun much better (my mom is 48).

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Both the mothers asked me what they should wear, and I told them, “Something that makes you feel beautiful!”

We’re using various shades of green as our colors, and so the MOG opted for a very pale mint/sage green shade, and my mom got more of a grass green. They are both lovely dresses, but I wouldn’t have cared if they’d gone for another color. Mainly, I wanted them to be happy with what they’re wearing, as I think people look better in pictures when they feel happy and not self conscious about what they’re wearing and how they look.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it would look tacky if the MOB or MOG were color co-prdinated with the Bridal Party, just let them wear what they want, and if there are certain colors you would like them to stay away from just mention that to them.

Post # 11
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Nope! My colors are tiffany blue & peach…my mom is wearing like a brown dress with jewelry accenting the colors. The poor thing was tearing every store apart trying to find a dress that went with the color theme but this option was just so much easier

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Nah!  My girls are in lapis, which is a very dark purple with some blue hints.  My mom is wearing navy and my Future Mother-In-Law is wearing a purple sheen dress that isn’t as dark as my ‘maids.

 

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