(Closed) Mom of bride or groom to wear black???

posted 11 years ago in Family
Post # 3
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I actually like that idea. It’s a neutral color, and it’ll go with anything.

My mom wore a black and white dress to our wedding, and it was beautiful. It was a black, long skirt and a white top.

Post # 4
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my mom is wearing black to my wedding…. as are my bridemaids and the guys will be in black suits… im sure my dad will wear a black suit… i think black is classy:)

Post # 5
3670 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have no problem with either of our moms wearing black actually.  If it’s the dress that looks best on them and makes them the most comfortable then it’s fine with me.  The only thing that would upset me is if they wore it deliberately to be unsupportive.  

Post # 6
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our Best Woman’s future Mother-In-Law showed up to their wedding (the wedding of her son) in a black dress and full length black lace mourning veil. She wore it all.night.long. LOL

I would be fine with a black dress, especially if it was a dress that they thought they looked really good in.


Post # 7
2637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Actually, my mom wore a black dress to my wedding and she looked awesome.  My great-aunt (who I consider to be a grandma) also wore black.  But….my colors were black & purple and I got married in the wintertime, so it didn’t see out of the ordinary for them to wear black.  If it were an early spring/summer wedding, I could see why black would seem a little off, but in general, I don’t see anything wrong with it.

Post # 8
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Tradition / the conotations of black for these type of events (ie funeral) would say that the MOB and MOG should not wear black.  But personally, I wouldn’t care or think anything of it if they did (unless I KNEW they were doing it to act like it was a funeral / didn’t approve of the marriage / etc.)

Post # 9
2176 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

my best friend’s mom wore a black dress to her wedding, and accessorized with more exciting shoes and jewelry. I don’t get why there are so many “rules” about whom should wear what to a wedding! The mother of the bride and mother of the groom should wear whatever they like and are comfortable in, everyone else be damned! Who cares about tradition, or antiquated rules? Assuming neither of them shows up in a floor length white gown, I don’t see why anyone cares. If they wear black with a funeral veil, yeah, that’s sort of psycho, but that makes nobody look bad except for her.

Post # 10
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

If it’s an evening weddng and there are no dramatic hats, veils or not-joyous sobbing involved then I’m cool with it. It’ll likely look elegant and chic.

Post # 11
10844 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My mom got a gorgeous black dress for our wedding, I can hardly wait to see her in it! I don’t think anyone is going to be confused that she’s in mourning or anything 😉 I say wear what makes you feel beautiful and comfortable!

Post # 12
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

my mother is wearing a fantastic black dress to my wedding…along with my bridal party, my groom…heck, I almost wore a mostly black wedding gown. things have changed and now it is perfectly acceptable to incorporate black into a wedding. maybe it’s different closer to the south, but here in michigan, we love to wear black. and not because we’re depressed due to the recession. 😉

Post # 13
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Both my Mother-In-Law and my mom wore black to my wedding…I thought it looked classy and much better than the usual beige MOB/MOG dresses that are so common.

Post # 14
9048 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

My husband’s mom wore a black dress to our wedding. 

Post # 15
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

my Mother-In-Law wore a dress with a black top and green shade on the skirt.  It was gorgeous.  What’s wrong with black?

Post # 16
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh I didn’t even know they weren’t supposed to wear black. If it makes you feel any better, my mother wants to wear a dress that looks like it’s from the 90’s! Yikes!

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