(Closed) Mother wants to wear something tacky….

posted 12 years ago in Family
Post # 3
755 posts
Busy bee

Tell her she can’t wear anything sparkly because it wont photograph well 🙂 Maybe you could even ask your photographer what tips he has for outfits that photograph well. Mine said no sparkes, sequins, or pastels. Richer colors look better. (Although sparkles and sequins are ok for the bride:)

Post # 4
1760 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hmmm, this is a tough one!  I do like the idea that jacqi came up with.  But, being that its your Mother, I’m not really sure there is anything you can do to actually stop her from buying what she wants!  I know I can’t say anything to my Mom.  I mean I can, but it won’t matter too much lol.  I’d tell her how I felt, and see what happens.  At the end of the day, those minor details don’t matter to me.  So if she chooses that dress, try to go with the flow! 🙂

Post # 5
1476 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

That doesn’t sound so bad, actually! My mom picked out a turquoise suit with a patterned top in white, coral and blue. I felt like throwing up (it was that nauseating) and I was like, WTF? But I did what Jacqi suggested and told her it wouldn’t photograph well, that patterns never do and as it is a night wedding, she should look a little more formal. She promptly bought a black dress. I wish you luck with this! 

Post # 6
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh that doesn’t sound so bad. My friend’s mom wore a long black dress where the top of it was a t-shirt shape (sleeves and all) and it was completely covered in sequins.

A little matronly maybe, but keep in mind that the older ladies equate sequins to stuff being classy. My mom has a few sequined jackets she’s always trying to wear for nice nights out to dress up her outfits. Big shoulder pads and all

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