Post # 1
So, a few months ago my FMIL 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 FMIL 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 FMIL 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.