Too much navy?

posted 10 months ago in Family
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Really, it’ll be okay.  The pictures will be absolutely fine.  And your mom isn’t going to care about one more person wearing a very common and popular color – it’s her daughter’s wedding and she’ll be focused on that.  Don’t worry about it at all moving forward.

Post # 3
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Honey bee

Sunshine024 :  I think it will be fine. Everyone will be in navy. If Mother-In-Law wore a different color it would be her that stands out. If your mom knew the groomsmen and the bridesmaids would be in navy I think she knows that she won’t be the only one in navy. Mom could get a nice shawl in a nice color as well to break it up if she likes too. 

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee

You are over thinking.

Leave it be.  Your pictures will look much better when people are happy and comfortable and clearly this makes them happy and comfortable.  Them wearing navy is a non-issue that doesn’t need to be turned into an issue.

(And also it just isn’t your place to tell a grown adult how to dress.  They are not in your wedding party – they get to dress as they please.)

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

If you are okay with SO many other people wearing navy then yeah I think you’re being a bit of a bridezilla by drawing a line at your Mother-In-Law.  It just seems unnecessary and a little spiteful. I think you have crossed a line by asking her “multiple times” to wear something else. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Could you not do bridesmaid dresses in rose gold? Otherwise, I’d leave your mil alone and let her wear what she wants. It is a lot of navy, but one more dress at this point won’t matter. There will be flowers to break up the look a little.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Sunshine024 :  The pictures would look weirder and your mil would stand out more if she was the only one NOT in navy. This is not something to worry about. Let her wear navy.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I think it’s too much navy. You’re pictures will be dominated with navy. But your MIL’s dress isnt what’s causing that. Your groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, mom, brothers, father, and fiancés sister are all wearing navy. Your mIL’s dress being a different color will make the pictures weird because she will stand out. I’d put the bridesmaids in rose gold, with the groomsmen wearing that same shade in their ties. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

Sunshine024 :  Traditionalyl the mother of the bride gets to pick her outfit first and thent he mother of the groom is supposed to pick a colour OTHER than what the mother of the bride wears. It makes it easier to determine who is whom in the wedding party. 

HOWEVER, if everyone else in both families are going to be in navy, she will look like the odd one out if she wears another colour. I liek the idea of having hte bridesmaids in a rose gold colour and then maybe have your Mother-In-Law match that?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

Wouldn’t it look much weirder if your Mother-In-Law was the only one not wearing navy?

And I’m sorry, but it comes off pretty rude on your part to be excited for YOUR mom to wear your wedding colour but not want HIS mom to… wtf? It almost seems like you are intentionally trying to leave her out.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

She would stand out a lot more if she’s the only person who is not the bride wearing something other than navy. 

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

How about finding a rose gold shawl or wrap for the bridesmaids then, to break up all the navy?  If you can’t find any in stores, something like a wrap or shawl would be super easy to make.  

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

love the shawl idea!!

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