(Closed) Does the matron of honor wear the same color as bridesmaids?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I think they definitely don’t have to be wearing the same color – you can have BM’s/MOH’s wearing different colors (though you probably want them to look somewhat coordinated).  But I don’t think iut’s at all a problem to find something age-appropriate for your mom in purple – and since she’s your mom, you don’t necessarily have to restrict yourself to the “bridesmaid” styles – she might be more comfortable in a MOB-style dress, which would be perfectly appropriate.  Or is it just the color of the shoes that concerns you?  Because I don’t think it would be a problem to have your mom/MOH wearing a different color shoes than your other Bridesmaid or Best Man.  Lime green is a very young color, and I think it would make sense that the 13 year-old is rocking the lime green shoes while your mom wears something a little more neutral.  I don’t think that would look weird.  🙂

ETA – And you can always have them in different shades of purple – like if your other Bridesmaid or Best Man is wearing a really bright shade of purple, I don’t think it would be odd to have your mom wearing a deeper purple if that’s what works best for her.

Post # 5
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My BM’s range from sz 6 to sz 22ish and range from 24 to 36.  I chose 15ish dresses from DB for 6 girls.  Then they went and chose the one they wanted.  I made sure to have some more conservative dresses (for the ones that chose that, not necessarily dependant on size/age) and some “flashier” ones.  The BMs really appreciated that and everyone is comfortable.

You could put your mom in a different color easily — I’ve seen lots of brides do that and I think it looks great.

Post # 7
46411 posts
Honey Beekeeper
Post # 9
46411 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@vitani88:  If you do ask your Mom, go to a local store and try on dresses just to see what styles works best for her. Then she will feel more comfortable ordering online.

Post # 10
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

They can wear whatever you want them to. I’d just put them in something they are both comfortable in.


Post # 11
8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

No, anything goes nowadays.  And since she’s your mom, perhaps you might want her to stand out even more.. My mom would have been my Maid/Matron of Honor too, but she’s walking me down the aisle.  If I had a bigger bridal party, I might have had the Maid/Matron of Honor stand out a bit more.  The only thing mine has is more in her bouquet. 

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