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What color dress should the MOB and MOG wear?
Both my mom and my finaces mom are having a hard time deciding on what color dress they should wear. The bridesmaid dresses are clover green (Davids Bridal). Any suggestions?

Married: 08/30/2008
Posted On: Jun 16, 2008 at 12:33 PM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Married: 07/06/2007
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Jun 16, 2008 at 1:30 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I have read and was told that the MOB usually picks out a color and the MOG should try to coordinate with her. I honestly think that they should pick out something they both feel comfortable in and that goes with the wedding colors. They both knew our colors and I told them they could decide what colors to wear, I didn't want it to be unfair to either one of them, which was very important to me.

Married: 06/27/2008
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Jun 16, 2008 at 2:55 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
They should color co-ordinate. My mom actually sent my fiance's mom a color swatch and a sketch of the dress she had made in Turkey. John's mom went out with both and presented them at stores and asked them to find her a dress in her budget that would compliment my moms.

After going to a few stores, she actually found the perfect dress. She went with a color in the same family as my mom's just lighter than my mom's (because she has fair skin, and my mom's tan) and the same material, but very different style.

Both dresses are gorgeous, and compliment one another really well. Just because you're bridesmaids dresses are green there's no rule that says the MOB or MOG have to match them. But if they want they can stay in the same family of color.

It's really up to you!
Good Luck!

Lindsay & Tiffany B.

Just In Cases
Jun 16, 2008 at 6:51 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hi Julia,
Etiquette states that the mother of the bride should pick out her dress first and the mother of the groom should follow suit. I would avoid clover green so that the mom's stand out in pictures and do not look like part of the bridal party. Perhaps a lighter shade of green if you want to stick with the same color or bring out another color from your palette. Look to your flowers or venue for suggestions. If you are using light flowers (whites, creams) maybe a nice yellow for one mom and a light camel brown for the other. If your colors are more dramatic (reds, purples, pinks) maybe suggest the mom's wear eggplant, chocolate brown, bronze or navy. Hope this helps!
-Lindsay and tiffany Just In Cases
Jun 16, 2008 at 11:47 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Soft shades of sage and champagne compliment well.even a cocoa brown
looks rich with the greens.

The Moms should wear colors that are subtle and elegant.
Think of how these will look in group photos. It doesnt have to be Matchy Matchy, just complimentary to the overall color scheme.

Married: 08/08/2009
Jun 17, 2008 at 5:23 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think gold would be beautiful. When is your wedding? If it's at night or in the evening for the mot part, or in the fall, then brown would look great too. If you're getting the bridesmaid's dresses from David's Bridal, go to the website. They help you coordinate colors or things like this. They have a lot of really nice suggestions. Good luck.

Married: 07/12/2008
Jun 19, 2008 at 11:09 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
If you go to and click at the tab at the top for bridal party, they show a MOB section where a color coordination link does the work for you. If you click on the clover color that the BM are wearing it provides options for you to choice what will coordinate with that color.
Depending on the location and time of day, you may want to choose a shade of blue that would blend nice. Purple is a popular, ''In'', choice for this year and blends nicely with green as well.

good luck!
Jun 21, 2008 at 5:24 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The Mothers should not match the Wedding party (Bridesmaides) they have a unique and distinctive role as the Mother and should look unique and distictive. With that said they should complement the color of the Wedding party, with them wearing Clover Green I suggest the Mother of the Groom in something like this.. in the Color Latte

And the Mother of the Bride in something like this, either in Coco or Apricot...

We do have both of these gowns here in the store. If the Moms are local send them our way, they will be in good hands!

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