(Closed) Does the color of Mother(s) and Sisters dresses matter if not in the wedding?

posted 12 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@SaraRock – do you ever try to quiz him and test out what colors he can really see?  I used to sit down with a crayola box and hold out crayons one by one so I could find out what colors my dad saw everything as. 

When I got our ties in, the first thing I did was hold it up and ask him what color he thought they were.  He guessed right, but only because he knew what my wedding colors are!

Post # 18
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I didn’t really care, but afterwards I kind of wish I’d given my mom some more direction.  She wore a black dress to our lakeside wedding. 

Post # 19
3674 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

i used to think it didn’t matter. i just wanted my mom to be happy and comfortable with what she was wearing. and then my mom wanted a red dress. my main color is pink. i know it sounds horrible, but all i could think of was the pictures of pink and red and how bad that would look. i told her if she liked it, she should buy it, but luckily  my sister was the one who convinced her not to and now she has a lovely navy dress.

Post # 20
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I saw an episode of a wedding show once where a MOG wanted to wear this bright red dress and she didn’t understand that she was really stealing the spotlight. I would definitely care and suggest that the MOB and MOG not wear anything white, black, red, or otherwise brilliantly clashing with the wedding colors.

For example, my color is light blue, so I’m going to suggest pale pinks, greens, and purples for the mothers. I’ll also suggest cocktail length dresses to match the formalness of the bridesmaids.

Post # 21
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My bridesmaids are wearing navy gowns and I wanted my mother to wear the same color as the bridesmaids so she is ordering her gown (different style but same exact color) from the same designer so the colors will match perfectly. I wanted my mother to be a bridesmaids but she said that she preferred to stick with the role of mother of the bride so I’m making her an honorary bridesmaid and that’s why I’d like her to wear the same color as my bridal party.

My Future Mother-In-Law is not apart of the bridal party and I requested that she wear the tradtional MOG color which is beige. She did not want to wait until my mother purchased her dress before deciding to buy hers and since I didn’t decide on my colors until fairly recently, I just told her to wear beige.



Post # 22
1364 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just told my mum and Future Mother-In-Law to wear whatever they wanted. It can be as colourful or block coloured as they like. The only thing I stipulated was that they don’t wear white, ivory, champange or yellow. Just because that’s my wedding colours and I don’t want a matchy look in the families. 

Post # 23
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I didn’t want my Mother-In-Law or MOB to match the BM’s but I definitely did not want them clashing either.  My mom picked out a nice sage green dress and then when my Mother-In-Law found out that my mom had gotten that, she went out and found a bright green dress to “outdo” my mom and stand out more.  UGH my Future Mother-In-Law can be so irritating sometimes!!  Does anyone else have trouble with their Future Mother-In-Law TRYING to be in the spotlight?

Post # 24
14 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

My mom is wearing a color similar to the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress color. Its in the same color family. My Future Mother-In-Law probably wont pick her dress until the week before the wedding, she likes to procrastinate. But she said she will be wearing something the compliments my moms dress.

Future Mother-In-Law actually owns a bridal store, and she was telling me this morning about a wedding she did 2 weekends ago. The bride got her dress, all the Bridesmaid or Best Man and flower girl dresses from my Future Mother-In-Law, the MOB also got her dress there. The MOG came in a few times with them. Saw the MOB dresses several times, but ‘couldnt find anything she liked at the store’. Well both mothers show up at the wedding… the MOG had bought the same exact dress as the MOB only in a color like 3 shades brighter. The MOB was soooo upset, the MOG had went to a different store that carried the same line to order the dress (my Future Mother-In-Law never would have sold her the same dress). The MOB talked to the wedding coordinator to change the order they walked in so the MOB could go in first instead of following in the same dress only a lighter color.

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