(Closed) Future MIL Dress???

posted 8 years ago in Family
  • poll: Is it ok for my future MIL to wear same color as my BM??
    Yes : (15 votes)
    88 %
    No : (2 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    when my mom and FSMIL asked what i wanted them to wear, i think my exact words were “whatever you want….BMs are wearing black so i guess that wold look nice if you wore black too.” i figure it’ll look nice to all coordinate. it’s not like she is going to be mistaken for a bridesmaid. i wouldn’t stress over it. at least she’s not wearing white!

    Post # 4
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    my mom doesnt want to wear the same color as the bridesmaids but i think it would fine…they are wearing black. but i keep pushing her to go for red! i dont think it would bother me if my mom or his mom wore the same color as the bm’s. as long as they stay away from white!

    Post # 5
    5 posts
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I voted no because I think it could be awkward…not because it would be a necessarily be a deal breaker.  I think that there are scenarios where it would be fine…like if all your bridesmaids are wearing the same dress or same style that would be pretty different in style from Future Mother-In-Law. 

    What about your mom?  Has she selected her outfit yet?  Would she feel weird if Future Mother-In-Law was coordinating with the girls and she wasn’t?

    When all is said and done if it’s not a big deal to you, it probably won’t be to anyone else either.  If you think it will bug you and you won’t be able to get over it, think of a tactful way to explain that you wanted the girls to stand out and would she mind looking for another color.  Since she consulted you it seems like your opinion matters to her.  Good Luck!

    Post # 6
    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted “Yes” but really its up to you. For me, there are a million other things for me to worry about and I would not be comfortable telling my future Mother-In-Law to find another dress. How many pictures are really going to have both your Mother-In-Law AND your BMs in them?

    Post # 8
    3620 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I had my mom and my fiance’s mom wear complimentary colors to the bridal party – the girls were in chocolate brown, so my mom wore a bronzey-brown dress that was gorgeous, and my now-MIL wore a dark plum color that matched nicely.

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