Hey everyone! My bridesmaids are wearing dusty rose & my groomsmen are wearing tan. Im trying to figure out what color we want the parents in. I like the idea of maybe the moms in a lighter pink and dads in a lighter tan? But dont want to go too light. I also like the idea of using my gold color in this possibly. Any suggestions? TIA!
We are offering my dad, stepdad, and my FH's dad to wear the same suits as the groomsmen if they would like (this is done a lot in my family) and we gave the color swatches to my mom and his mom. Our colors are navy, dusty coral, and charcoal so our moms plan on getting colors that are similar.
I get the idea of letting parents wear what they are comfortable in, but when the parents/grandparents are asking you what you want them to wear, it's hard not to think about what you'd want them to do. I agree with burgundy or gold for the moms. The dads could match if you wanted or try a light brown or light grey. They are guests of honor so what's the harm of having them kind of match the bridal party.
I'm not a fan of dictating what the moms should wear. I feel like as long as they don't clash with the wedding party, that's enough. However, if you want to give your moms more specifics, I think gold, champagne, or various shades of more subtle pink (like blush, dusty pink, pinkish mauve, rusty rose, etc) would look lovely, or perhaps a different "dusty" color like a dusty/slate blue or dusty lavender/mauve. I personally think giving a range of choices is preferable to a specific color, because not all colors flatter all skin tones and not all women feel comfortable in all colors. For our wedding we planned to have the girls in mismatched shades of soft/dusty/muted pink and the guys in navy, so I just told our moms those colors and asked them not to clash (I also specifically told them to avoid orange or red). My mom and I picked out a cobalt/royal blue dress for her that was super flattering and my MIL wore a navy dress to our elopement (I think she might get a different dress if we are ever able to have a bigger wedding, but I'm not sure).
Thank you to everyone who answered my question. To those who say I dont choose what mothers/parents wear, most weddings do this, im sorry you feel that way-the mothers specifically asked me what i want them to wear because they know if my girls are in pink, the pictures wouldnt be nice if they showed up in something orange. Like I said in the discussion, im wanting a color that matches well like a pink/gold- I do not want to add more and more colors.
It's tradition to coordinate the mothers dresses/gowns and even the grandparents where I live. Since it is a fall wedding, you could always add colors out of your bouquet, providing its not white. Rose gold is a great color between gold and pink. Do you have swatches to show us? Maybe we could be a bit more helpful? Anything that is monochromatic with your maids gowns should work, as well as with the men. Hope this helps!! ❤