(Closed) Need color suggestions for mothers dresses

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

As for the guys, I’m thinking dark grey tuxes would be lovely!

Now for the mothers – I love the idea of the purples for them, though I’m tempted to tell you to let them “go wild” with their dress shopping – my mom had a heck of a time finding a dress she was willing to wear, so it helped that she didn’t have color restrictions.  But maybe that’s just my mom!

Post # 4
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I for one (having been both a Bride and a MOB) have to say, I am not that keen on Brides having “the say” on this aspect of the Wedding UNLESS a MOB, MOG or one of the Grammas ask for your opinion… in that case, even then I’d give a variety of suggested colours (ie “anything in the Blue, Silver or Purple family would be great” for example) because having been thru the shopping experience for such a gown more than once, I can tell you that dress shopping for this dress is a 100x harder than finding a wedding dress… as there is just a lot less choices overall.

So do your Guests a favour, and don’t set hard to meet restrictions / expectations as well.  Better to have your Mom happy & comfy vs anything else (it is in some ways her big day too).  Her happiness will come out in your pics, no matter what colour she is wearing.

Hope this helps,


Post # 5
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@loriaws:  My colors are royal blue, black, white, and silver! My girls are wearing royal blue dresses. My FH is wearing a gray tux with black vest and tie. The groomsmen are wearing black tuxes with royal blue vests and ties. The dads are wearing black tuxes with silver vests and ties. The moms are wearing Black and silver, actually. They were against it at first, but I told them, if it’s ok for the guys to wear black, it’s ok for them to wear black too.

Post # 6
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Let them pick whatever they want. They are the mothers and are supposed to look different. In all the pictures I have seen I have never thought “oh that mom’s outfit clashes with everyone”

They want to look great on that day too and finding a dress for my mom was a big project for her and if I had told her a specific color it would have been even harder, and likely even more money. She was able to find a terrific evening gown at a consignment shop.

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