(Closed) MOB in same color as BMs?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2009

My mom is wearing the same color as my maids (black)  I didn’t think it was that big of a deal, although I’m not exactly studied up on etiquette.  She just found this dress and LOVED it, so how could I say no to mama!? 🙂

Post # 4
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49 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I agree with you. One way you could try to tell her is that since she’s the mother of the bride, you’d rather her stand out on her own rather than blend into the bridesmaids colors. Complementy colors work well, maybe she could do a light shade of brown instead of dark?

 My colors are brown and lilac and the BMs are wearing lilac, my mom and Future Mother-In-Law are both wearing different tones of brown dresses. That way they still coordinate but have their own look. 

Post # 5
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114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My mom is wearing the same color as my BMs (black).  According to etiquette rules, the MOB and MOG aren’t supposed to wear black, because it symbolizes "a disapproving mother-in-law."  I don’t really care about that; my mom and Future Mother-In-Law are both completely happy with the marriage.  

I asked my mom about wearing a different color that was still in the same family (pewter, grey, etc.).  But when it came down to how comfortable she was with how she looked, she liked black more (99% of her everyday clothes are black anyway).  In the end, I would rather my mom feel beautiful in a black dress than so-so in another color.

Just my thought, but if she walks you down the aisle, no one will think she is a bridesmaid…at least I wouldn’t think that. 

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