Post # 1
So, a few months ago my Future Mother-In-Law asked about what she should wear. I explained that a neutral color would be best because it wouldn’t clash with the wedding colors for family pictures. She found a taupe dress online and I approved. It came in the mail and the color was more like a grey. No biggy, it still worked for me.
Yesterday, she tells me that she bought another dress because she wasn’t sold on the previous dress color. So now, she is wearing a lavender dress.
I have posted this picture before, but it gives you an idea of the colors I am working with. Does lavender go with this look? Should I say something or let it be?
Post # 3
I think it’d work just fine, since lavender is a soft, garden-y color.
Post # 4
I think the lavender will look just fine. Honestly, mother of the groom is in very few pictures, especially right beside anything else wedding coloured. Green/purple are a nice compliment anyway.
Post # 6
Lavender will look great.
Post # 7
The mothers can wear any color they want.Your Future Mother-In-Law very thoughtfully picked a color that will co-ordinate well with your palette.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I can’t think of a BETTER color than lavender for your venue (gorgeous by the way, I am so jealous)!!
Post # 9
Why would you need to say anything to her about it? Other than telling her that her dress sounds lovely. If you actually ask your Future Mother-In-Law to change her dress because lavender (a pretty, light, simple color) isn’t ‘neutral’ enough for your wedding…you’re not going to be painting yourself in a good light with his family. Or as a bride in general. Please don’t do it.
Post # 10
@Wonderstruck: Typically, I am not the kind of person to say anything and I would probably consider myself a people pleaser. Either way, there are ways to approach a situation without ‘painting’ myself in a negative way with his family or as a bride. I asked this question because I figured it was customary for mothers to match. But, I now see I am wrong. Thanks for your advice.