Post # 1
I am not having a traditional bridal party. We are having just a Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man. My colors are black and ivory with damask touches and pearls. Since I am not having a traditional bridal party is it wrong to tell my sister (in-law on my side), my soon to be sister in law, mother of the groom what to wear? I would like them all in black sundresses just to tie in with the theme and for pictures. My Maid/Matron of Honor will be in black with ivory pearls and my mom will be in ivory with black pearls, this way its known they are the bridal party. I found out yesterday his mom wants to wear amethyst (purple) and his sister is giving me such a hard time with the black dress…. So my question is it wrong to even ask them to stay to the color pallet? Just let it be??
Post # 3
Although it would be a nice gesture if they had your pictures in mind, I do think it’s a little out of line to ask anyone outside the bridal party to wear a certain thing.
I know that if my brother’s Fiance asked me to wear a certain type of clothing for the sake of her pictures, I might be a little upset. The colors are for the bridal party. If someone else wears it, great, but as long as they don’t look trashy – I think you should let it slide.
Post # 4
I would just let it be. It’s not like the purple dress will be clashing with the black and ivory, right? I told the moms that I just wanted them to feel beautiful in whatever they chose.
Post # 5
I think it’s not worth the fight. Since your wedding is in just over 3 months, I think it’s too late, since your families have already started thinking about what they’ll choose to wear. I might feel differently if you were floating the idea well before they started thinking about it, but I think it’s most important that everyone feels comfortable.
Post # 6
I think you all are right… it’s not worth the battle…
Post # 7
I agree, sorry. Really they won’t be in many pictures. What 2-3? And how many of those will you actually put in the photo album? 1? Let it go. You have bigger fish to fry.