Post # 1
I need your help with colors! My bridesmaids are wearing different shades of green knee length chiffon dresses, which they are picking out themselves with shin or knee high brown or tan boots. My venue is mostly outdoors, my flowers are going to be white, cream, and green in clear and aqua mason chairs, with burlap around the bouquets, in the fall. I thought picking colors for bm’s was challenging enough, now my mother and mil’s are on my case about their outfits.
My fiance’s mother and step mother HATE each other, so I will not be able to take all three dress shopping together, and they are not going to want to wear the same outfit. What on earth should the three mom’s wear? I know they shouldn’t all wear the same dress and they are supposed to “coordinate” but what does that mean?
Should they each wear the same color, or the same length or both? Or should all three wear different colors?
My fiance’s stepmom wants to wear the same color as the bridemaids, but I don’t think that will look good.
Colors that I think might match include, navy blue, jade/ turquoise, grey, tan/ camel or brown.
My fiance wants to wear a charcoal grey suit.
I haven’t picked out suit colors for the other guys yet, but they are most likely going to wear light grey or tan.
I am just worried there are too many colors, when what I really want is a very neutral and simple shabby chic or rustic chic color scheme.
Please help! Suggestions with pictures or links are greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
David’s Bridal has a great tool on their website. If you play around with this, you can visualize what this will look like.
Since your bridesmaids are wearing different dresses in different colors–that’s enough. After that, you definitely have too much going on. If your groom is wearing a charcoal suit, the groomsmen should also be in gray–try to get them all in the same shade of gray. However, if burlap is your accent it would make more sense if all the men (including the groom) wore tan.
As far as the Mothers are concerned, your mom should pick first. Her dress should reflect the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses but doesn’t have to match. After that, the other mothers can pick. I would recommend his mother pick first, then the stepmother. Of course they will make these decisions soon out of consideration to each other:)
If you don’t want the mothers to wear cream/white, I would recommend shades of green or gray (or tan, whatever the groomsmen wear). I don’t think they have to wear the same color. To add in jade or any shade of blue is too much.
My BMs wore long, eggplant dresses. The men wore black tuxes with gray vests/ties. My mother wore a long dress in a different shade of purple. His mom wore a short, dressy dress in gray.
Post # 4
They should all try to wear the same length to reflect the formality of the event. Sounds like to should be knee or tea length. Other colors like navy, gray, brown, and turqoise would be great. Your mom should pick first. What about these:
They all compliment each other but are different so each mom stands out.