(Closed) Having the same bridal party color as your future SIL?

posted 6 years ago in Themes
  • poll: Do you think it's ok to have the same color?
    Yes, who cares it's only a color!!! : (29 votes)
    83 %
    No, why can't you just choose a different color? : (6 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    2951 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    If its a colour you really want to have and there is no other contenders I’d say go for it.


    Post # 4
    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    So, sorry – is it the same dress or just the same colour? If it’s the same dress and colour, I would be a little worried that she would consider you a copycat. I mean, personally I wouldn’t care so much, rather just raise my eyebrows a little… because there’s so much to choose from!

    However, if it’s just the same model, or even better, just the same colour, I would go ahead without worrying about it any further.

    Post # 5
    24 posts
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I love my SIL but were naturally competitive so no. Definitely not.

    Post # 6
    7673 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m of the opinion that this only matters if your wedding is before hers, because then she’s not the first person to use “her color”. But if you’re after, it’s more an “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” thing. The worst that can happen is it will remind a few people of her wedding, which can’t be a bad thing from her point of view.

    And if your indicated wedding date is correct (June 2015), that is 2 years away and it’s absolutely no problem.

    Post # 8
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    She doesn’t own navy blue, and you’re getting married about 2 years after her! No one will care or notice. Anyone that does really needs to find something better to do with their time.

    Post # 9
    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Very “who cares” to me. My Future Sister-In-Law joked that we “stole” her colors (she’s younger and probably not marrying super soon) and I was thinking “use them, it don’matta.”

    Post # 10
    7673 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Stranger516:  I’ll add, though, that it’s still polite to let her know.

    Post # 11
    9114 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    No one owns a color scheme. If you like it, and she likes it, who cares?

    Post # 12
    2640 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    Especially since you will probably have different accents (flowers, accesories, etc), I don’t think it matters. But if you are really concerned about it, go ahead and talk to her about it.

    Post # 13
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I don’t think it matters.

    If I had to avoid using my favorite color simply because someone else decided to use it before me, I would be crushed.

    I don’t think it’s strange using the same “hot” or “in” color as someone else.

    I dont even think guests remember the colors much, its more of a bride thing.

    Post # 14
    680 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    If you feel uncomfortable just ask her but i bet she won’t have an issue with it. If it was the same dress and same colour maybe different story but I think you’re pretty fine!

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