Post # 1
Hello! I have a dilema! Need help, ladies!
Let me break it up for you..
So, I have 6 beautiful bridesmaids wearing a halter neck dark plum satin bridesmaid dress holding marron and pink with hints of plum in the flowers. I have decided that I want something special for my mom to do in the wedding.
My stepfather is walking me down the isle, that would have been ideal for her but I wanted him to have the honor and not have to take something from him. He has been around for 7-8 years and has done a lot for me and I have already asked him.
2ndly, my father passed away when I was 4 and my mom has always been the one that has been there for me. She has helped me plan EVERYTHING… including the bridal shower. Which she is totally doing at my house. My younger sister is currently Maid/Matron of Honor but is not doing anything to help. So, it seems fit to have my mom be the matron of honor.
My problem is that she has already purchased an expensive dress in a silver color . Its a dark silver not too light. It is a different fabric, similar shape at the top but still flowy at the bottom and long like Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. It actuall has lots of beading on the top like mine does so she will look nice standing next to me.
Is it ok to have her in a silver dress and my bridesmaids in plum? I am pretty sure that they would still look nice together. I hope no one thinks im weird for having my mom as my matron of honor. But my circumstances are different with not having a dad around.
I want to have the flowers with a silver satin wrapped around the handle to match her dress. What do you all think?? Could I pull this off??
How else can I incorporate silver into the wedding??
Post # 3
I’m going to give you the standard “it’s your wedding… so if that is what you want, go ahead and do it” answer.
Personally, I think it’s adorable and will truly show the special bond between you and your mother. I don’t think it’s any different than moms who get married and have their children stand up next to them!
Post # 4
I don’t think you really need to incorporate the silver…although the ribbon wrapped around the bouquet is a nice idea. It’s really lovely you’re asking your mom to stand up for you like that, though. I actually asked my mom and she turned me down (the nerve! Ha!).
Post # 5
@raspberry bride: Thanks!! I didnt think about it that way. Just wanted some other people’s responses on it.
@StL.Ashley: Thanks, I am so bad about fashion things. Just wasnt sure what to do. That sucks that your mom said no! But I am sure she had good reason 😉 It is nerve racking to stand up in front of a crowd for some people!
Post # 6
@RoyalPurpleBride: haha, yeah – she said while she really appreciated me asking, she wanted the day to be about me (and FI) – she said people would talk too much about how sweet it was that she stood up with me. LOL – I think she just didn’t want to have to stand up in front of everyone the whole time!
Post # 7
Awwww… I asked my mom to be my Matron of Honor too. She’s the most important woman in my life and my best friend. Sorry she said no. 🙁
Post # 8
I asked my Mom too, but she said it wasn’t her place – she was the mother of the bride!
Silver and plum will look fantastic next to eachother, and even if it doesn’t – who cares? the woman you wanted most was up there with you!