What color(s) should our parents wear?

posted 2 years ago in Family
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

How about if your dads wore grey suits and your moms wore navy blue

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper

Your parents should not properly be expected to match your wedding party or any color theme at all. They should dress for the formality of the occasion. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

We are doing very similar wedding colors except the groomsmen are wearing charcoal grey! One dad can wear charcoal grey since your groomsmen aren’t wearing that.y dad and I thought a black tux would be perfect for him and look good with my dress since he’s walking me down the aisle. Our wedding is a bit more formal though! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

We are doing very similar wedding colors except the groomsmen are wearing charcoal grey! One dad can wear charcoal grey since your groomsmen aren’t wearing that.y dad and I thought a black tux would be perfect for him and look good with my dress since he’s walking me down the aisle. Our wedding is a bit more formal though! We let our moms choose what they wanted to wear 🙂 though I agree with PP, matching formality is nice! 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Your parents are not part of the wedding party and thus are free to wear what they feel good wearing. The men are easy. All mens suits are neutrals and thus won’t clash with anything. If the Moms know the colors of the wedding party, I am sure they are both capable of making a choice that won’t clash for pictures.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

Surely your parents are capable of choosing appropriate clothing? Have they asked for your guidance?

Post # 8
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Honey bee

Your parents should wear any color their hearts desire.  There is no need for them to match anything – they are your loved ones, not a living room set.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Let them choose for themselves. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

autumngirl88 :  Yep, agreeing with everyone who said let them choose their own clothes. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Also chiming in to say that your parents should wear whatever they want to and are comfortable in.

FWIW, our main colours were lavender/lilac and charcoal grey. My dad wore a black suit with a navy tie (my F.I.L has sadly passed). My mum wore pink/purple/blue/black (it kind of reminded me of sunset lol), my step mum wore navy blue and my Mother-In-Law wore navy blue. The colour palette worked in our photos and no one looked like they were trying to match the bridal party.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think they should wear what they want.  I have suggested my dad wear a navy suit just because that’s what all the other men are wearing but it’s totally up to him.  He might even wear morning dress.  Our colours are bright autumnal – orange, magenta, blush, plum etc and my mum is wearing emerald green and Cadbury purple.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

They should wear what they want. 

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