Post # 1
My bridesmaid’s dresses are going to be navy and my mom just bought a navy MOB dress.
She will be walking me down the aisle.
The dress itself is gorgeous i just wish it was a different color so she wouldn’t match my BM. It is the exact same shade of navy blue
Is is okay if the Mother of the bride matches the bridesmaids?
Another thing i was thinking about is the groom’s mother. should everyone wear the same color or should i ask my mom to find another color dress?
Post # 2
pamela84s : I think it’s fine if she wears the same color. Especially because she’s “one of your VIPs” so to speak, haha. I wouldn’t overthink it.
Post # 3
You’re overthinking it. Navy is a common color and it’s way more flattering than beige. She can wear the same shade and no one will think it’s strange.
Post # 4
It’s fine if she’s in navy! Navy is a neutral color so I don’t think it will look match-matchy. Also, there won’t be very many photos with your mom and the bridesmaids, if that’s one of the things you’re worried about.
Post # 5
Our groomsmen are wearing navy and our bridesmaids are wearing pink. One mother opted for a navy dress and the other opted for a pink dress! Frankly, we were kind of happy about it because the matching colors will look so nice in the pictures!
Post # 6
I think it’s fine for her to wear the same color as BMs. I would let your MIL know and offer her the chance to also wear the same color. She might feel a little left out, since your mom will match and she won’t. As unintentional as it is, you don’t want her to feel left out. Maybe she won’t care at all, but on the chance she does, now she can also match.
Post # 7
pamela84s : My bridesmaids are wearing a berry red dress, and I was adamant my mother couldn’t wear red and preferred no beading. Her dress is a burgundy lace floor length gown (with nude/gold underlay) and garnet beading. She looks stunning in it. Do what you want! There are no rules here 🙂
Post # 8
My bridesmaids were in navy and my Mom was in navy, granted her had a bit of purple on it, but it was pretty similar- no issues at all. MIL decided upon hearing everyone was in navy (all 3…) she ‘must’ wear navy (never said that) and complained how hard it was to find a navy dress she liked… I told her she could wear whatever she liked, but I think she preferred to complain :/
Post # 9
I think it’s totally fine for the MOB to match BMs, but you’ll definitely want to think about what your FMIL wears because in pictures, if everyone is wearing the same color scheme but you and FMIL, it stands out. I learned this the hard way.
Post # 10
I think it will look really nice to have everyone coordinate! My sister (my only BM) wore a long formal black dress and both my mom and MIL ended up picking knee-length black dresses – I didn’t ask them to match, but that’s what they ended up picking. And I loved how it looked in photos! This isn’t a great pic, granted, but it was the best we got of both sides of the family together – LOL 🙂
Post # 11
I now see i was overthinking this way too much. There is enough stuff to stress about this will no longer be one of them. Thank you everyone for putting my mind at ease ❤
Post # 12
Far from looking bad I think it will look great!
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2017 - Outside in Paris
I actually prefer when everything matches.
Post # 14
My sister (only BM) is wearing a short navy blue dress and my mother is wearing a long navy blue dress 🙂