(Closed) I need some help on MOTHER OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM DRESSES

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
235 posts
Helper bee

They can wear whatever color they feel beautiful in as long as it doesn’t clash or exactly match the bridesmaid’s colors.  For my son’s wedding next month I am wearing a honey colored dress and the MOB is wearing chocolate brown.  The bridesmaids are wearing a dark grey-blue (the wedding colors are blue and latte). As long as the mother’s don’t wear white, everything is good!

Post # 5
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

i’ve heard the MOB/MOG shouldn’t wear white OR black because the bride is wearing white and black represents loss/mourning/disapproval. my mom is struggling with this decision right now too but those are the two colors that she definitely doesn’t want for those reasons.

Post # 6
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with futuremominlaw. The colors of those dresses should compliment the wearer, regardless of color. If they are the type to prefer matching, I can tell you now that turquoise looks good on just about everyone. Perhaps various shades of brown and/or turquoise? Just some thoughts. Dont’ drive yourself crazy. Let them decide and don’t worry about it. I’m sure they’ll pick what they want and they will consider your color choices. If they are experiencing an issue or problem, I’m sure they’ll let you know.

Post # 8
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree that shades of brown and turquoise would be good choices.  Maybe one could wear something champagne and the other a light turquoise?  As long as they wear something that looks coordinated but doesn’t clash you should be fine.

The dresses you posted are pretty, but I am not sure that they are appropriate for MOB/MOG.  I would honestly avoid anything that is white, especially on top, because pics that are from the waist up will look like they are completely in white.  I would also avoid dressing them in too similar of styles. 

Post # 9
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The general rule is that the MOB chooses first and the MOG chooses something to compliment her.  Our moms went shopping together and decided to each get knee-length dresses in shades of dark purple. 

Wedding colors are navy, dark pink, and white.

Post # 10
380 posts
Helper bee

Not sure what the rules are… all I know is that my mom did not want white or black (too wedding dress-like and too sombre), and for sure did not want to match the bridesmaid dresses at all.  MOG hasn’t chosen an outfit yet, but if she had, I’d bet that my mom wouldn’t have wanted to match her either.

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