(Closed) Mother of the Groom dress color

posted 8 years ago in Family
  • poll: What color dress should my FMIL wear?
    A lighter shade of green to compliment my bmaids' darker green : (5 votes)
    14 %
    Navy to compliment my mom's aqua : (11 votes)
    31 %
    Chrome/silver to match her son : (9 votes)
    25 %
    Other, see below :) : (11 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee

    I think she should wear any color she likes (except white, the exact color your bridesmaids are wearing and the exact color your Mom is wearing).

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Unless you feel really strongly about a specific color or about her matching the rest of the bridal party, you may want to give her a list of colors NOT to get rather than a specific color that she needs to get. It will make it much easier for her to find a dress that she likes. IMO, finding flattering, non-matronly MOB/MOG dresses is way more difficult than it should be.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i think anything that coordinates without being the exact shade would work great!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee

    I agree, any color that coordinates well that she wants should be fine.  I think a nice charcoal/silver or light gray would look really pretty.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I let my Future Mother-In-Law pick whatever dress she felt best in.  🙂

    Post # 8
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I second texasmeredith – as long as she isn’t in white or matching the bridesmaids or the MOB, then whatever color she wants!

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would definitely give her a short list of colors that you don’t prefer and just let her know that “whatever she finds will be wonderful.”  At least in my experience, it’s beneficial to not come across as too demanding (even accidentally) with your new Future Mother-In-Law.

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I agree!  Just make sure she knows the wedding colors and also the color of any corsage you’ll be giving her and let her get what she wants.  Also, I definitely think it’s WAY too hard to find mother’s dresses.  My Mom has been struggling to find something flattering and appropriate!

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think she should wear whatever she wants, even if includes all colors of the rainbow! Everyone in our families picked a different color of their liking and I gave my Maid/Matron of Honor complete freedom as well (I don’t have any other bridesmaids). As long as people are dressed appropriate for the occasion and feel good in what they’re wearing, all’s good. All this color theme and coordination thing is a bit exaggerated IMO.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think she should get to wear whatever she wants 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    whatever she wants….maybe not white =].

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee

    Oh my gosh, what a thoughtful and considerate FMIL!!! you are very lucky 🙂 I think the Navy idea is beautiful, but I’d let her pick, she sounds way too sweet to pick something way out of your color range like red or a faux-pas like white. You lucky duck

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee

    Is it bad that the MOG’s dress is the same color as the bridesmaids?? Both my FI’s mom and my bridesmaids are wearing navy dresses.

    She asked me if wearing navy was OK since she found a dress she loved that only came in pastel colors (which she didn’t like) and navy.  I told her it was fine…now I’m kind of regretting it after all your posts!

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