(Closed) Help the MOG wants to wear black on our wedding day!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

My Future Mother-In-Law is wearing a black and white pants outfit.  She looks great!

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

I’ve seen MOGs and even MOBs wear black to weddings and I think it’s just a classic, chic color and I know for a fact that it was not at all a reflection of how these women felt about the weddings. For a lot of women, black is safe and it’s slimming and they like it and that’s all there is to it. Try not to get too worked up about it.

Post # 19
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i don’t think the ‘don’t wear black to a wedding’ still applies today.  look at all of the bm dresses that come in black.  it’s one of the most popular bm dress colour.

my mom wore a black dress to my wedding and she didn’t look like she was going to a funeral or anything.  it’s what she felt comfortable in.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hmmm, I don’t see a problem with this. I have seen many mothers wear black evening gowns to weddings and they looked fantastic. I don’t really think there are color rules for weddings anymore. Well, aside from white.

Just thank your lucky stars because it could be much worse, trust me.

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My mom is wearing black and I think it’s totally fine. I’d certainly rather have black than white/ivory!

Post # 22
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688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Black is never wrong! She’s fine.

Post # 23
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Helper bee

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@Seaside:  I agree

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t think it’s a big deal, black is classy 🙂

Post # 25
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Bumble bee

A LBD is ALWAYS appropriate. I’d much rather have someone in black than beige or mauve or some other horrible Mother-of outfit. Shudder. I almost always wear a LBD to weddings. Usually with bright colorful accessories but seriously, as long as it’s not an Elvira dress she’ll look fine.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@StingWray:  I don’t think its so bad… black is timeless and chic!

Is the wedding an evening wedding?  In that case, I say let her…

If its a brunch or something, she can definitely do better than that 🙂

 

PS My MOG picked a horrible jazzy patterned ensemble of turqouise, teal, & baby blue dots formed into peacock feathers for our very classy & chic wedding and I absolutely love her to death and would never want to hurt her feelings but I politely asked her to choose something a little less loud and said my mom will probably be in a silver or deep blue so it might be best for her to wear that dress to the rehearsal or send off brunch… She understood and I hope she wasn’t hurt but I just couldn’t stand the thought of her being in THAT while everyone else is so elegant.

Be honest if you don’t want her to wear black… I’m sure she’d understand. Wink

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It may seem a little odd to you, but I’ve worn black (or black with a pattern) to a lot of weddings.  She is an adult and can dress herself.  I don’t think anyone will think anything of the color.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it’s acceptable to wear black to a wedding as long as it doesn’t look like you’re attending a funeral.  My mom’s wearing black to my wedding!

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I feel like this has become kind of an outdated rule…my BMs and mom both wore black dresses to my wedding! At the last few weddings I’ve been to the MOB or MOG has worn black.

Post # 30
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think the idea of black being a no-no for a wedding is an old “thing”!  

I think black is super classy!!! It looks good on most anyone and is flattering.  It will also

match with your wedding party! But if you are dead set against it (and many are), why not

suggest another dark/deep colour?!!

Best of Luck 🙂

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My mom was agonizing over what colour to wear for my wedding. I told her to stop worrying and just pick black if that was easier.

This is what she will be wearing: (granted, I am getting married in November so darker colours are more common)

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