(Closed) FMIL trying to wear white/ivory

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yep, in situations like this all you can do is laugh! well done for not getting mad 🙂

Post # 4
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ugh that would have made me so mad! I’m terrified that my Future Sister-In-Law will wear white and/or spill a huge glass of red wine all over me. Good thing your Fiance is telling her right away that she can’t!! 

Post # 5
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m so glad Mother-In-Law didn’t do this to me.  She wore ivory to my SIL’s wedding and the pictures look kind of odd with them both in basically the same color.  I have seen quite a lot of groom’s mothers wearing ivory/cream to weddings and I can’t believe it’s so common.

Post # 6
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t think its a big deal. UNLESS she’s wearing a wedding dress or something that can be mistaken for a wedding dress it will look fine.

Think Pippa Middleton -that was awesome!

Post # 7
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

oh yes, my Future Mother-In-Law has announced she’s wearing an off-white linen pantsuit to our October wedding (which was donated to the ladies at the organization she “runs” but which she took from the donations to keep for herself!) and I just can’t do anything but laugh at this point because it’s a step up from the black jeans she said she was going to wear when we saw her at Easter! She’s a little off!

I just figure, she’s the one who will look weird and we can limit the pictures with her in them bc we wouldn’t display those anyways!

Post # 8
1325 posts
Bumble bee

@kermie: Yes think of Pippa and how the media was buzzing about how she “stole” the show and was a complete knockout and just stunning that day.  lol

Post # 9
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

How sad if she really feels like she needs to be the center of attention on her son, and your big day….

Post # 11
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Tunacupcakes:  I think Pippa would have stolen the show regardless of what she wore!   Even if the dress had been black or pink or whatever, I still think the response would have been the same!  🙂

I don’t think wearing white/ivory is that big of a deal unless it is a dress that could clearly be mistaken as a wedding dress OR the bride is wearing a more casual dress that doesn’t have such a wedding feel to it.  Most wedding dresses scream out “I’M A WEDDING DRESS” and no matter what color dresses the other guests wear, no one is going to mistake who the bride is.  

Post # 12
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Good think your fi knew to tell her no!

Post # 13
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Shae726: My mom wore the same cream dress to my brother’s wedding (2005) and mine (2009). She looked fantastic in it. I didn’t have a problem with her dress choice. I was more concerned that my Mother-In-Law would try something like what you described. Instead, she wore an eggplant dress which she linked me to before she purchased it.

Post # 14
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont know what my Future Mother-In-Law is wearing and honestly dont really care that much… she can wear any color she pleases, there is no way she will steal attention from me

Post # 15
8 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

Has anyone bought a replica Pippa Middleton dress? 

Post # 16
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t think it matters much… there’s no way your guests will show up to the wedding and wonder who the bride is.

Several guests wore white dresses or sweaters to our wedding, but the most surprising thing to me was that I didn’t even notice until I got the photos from our photographer. A lot goes on during a wedding and you’ll probably be too happy and dazed to notice what others are wearing!

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