Hi all! So my mother is NOT a dress person, and never has been. I’m pretty sure aside from her own wedding day, the only time she’s worn a dress is when forced to as a kid. So she’s not wearing a dress, which isn’t a big deal to me. The wedding is this November, and isn’t casual but isn’t fancy either. Kind of like a mix between Sunday Best and Country Club? She decided to wear some nicer looking yoga pants to the wedding (which apparently look like business pants according to her). Ok no biggie. The problem arises where we can’t agree on a shirt that looks nice for the wedding. The wedding colors are sage green and white with hints of blush pink. She will NOT wear blush (I’ve already asked), so we’re stuck looking for like an army/olive green type color so she can sort of match the color scheme while not matching the bridesmaids entirely (who will be in lighter sage green dresses) and have her own color. The issue is that all of the shirts in those darker green colors are really casual, have crazy designs, or are button up shirts. I’m not sure what to do or look for for her to wear, and I’m getting worried we won’t have something picked out in time. Anyways, any recommendations or advice/help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you❤️
Just let her wear whatever color top she wants, it literally will not matter. She'll look better if she's comfortable and happy than if she's wearing a specific color so so she "matches". Honestly, you're not going to frame pictures of your bridal party wtih your parents anyway...so the matching thing truly is not a big deal.
If it were me I would suggest all black and then get her a nice wrist or pin corsage in your wedding flower colors - she will look classy, comfy, and coordinated!
Honestly she doesn't need to wear any of your wedding colors. She will be in very limited if any photos with the bridal party. I would let her pick her own shirt in whatever color as long as it matches the formality of your wedding. My mom and mother-in-law both wore purple because that's both of their favorite colors and our wedding colors were red, black and blush and they both looked great and it didn't matter one bit that they weren't in our wedding colors.
I think if you can think outside the box around your color scheme, that might help you and her.
Grab your color scheme for your wedding and find a color top that doesn't go over the top but if a good nutral color shirt. Also, she might be comfortable in a v neck shirt or a different shirt that shows more of her personality. Just try to work within your limits and when you need time away let her know its getting a bit harder on you. Good luck with your search.
My mom did not match our wedding colors. She wore mauve while my wedding colors were navy, slate blue, and sage. She looked amazing and the pictures came out just fine! I say let her pick out whichever color top she feels best in.