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Makayla, on January 2, 2021 at 10:48 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 19
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Hello everyone, I am trying to decide what color dress the mothers and grandmothers should wear for the wedding. My wedding is in May of 2021 and my bridesmaids dresses are a slate blur and the groomsmen will be wearing a navy suit. I need helped on what colors would look the best for the mothers and grandmothers dress.

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Latest activity by Kristen, on January 4, 2021 at 4:45 PM
  • KYLIE
    Devoted May 2019
    KYLIE ·
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    Think complimentary, not necessarily matching tones. Our groomsmen wore black tuxes and bridesmaids rose gold sequins. MOB wore navy and looked great!


    I think silver would look great for your MOB!
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    I never realized that what the mothers wore had to be planned, besides not wearing white. I suppose they could wear attire that coordinated with your color scheme
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  • V
    Master July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    You shouldn't be deciding on their dresses. They don't have to match anyone since they aren't in the wedding and won't really be in photos with the bridal party. I would let them decide for themselves.
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  • C
    Master January 2019
    Cassidy Online ·
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    I didn’t direct or suggest anything for anyone besides the bridesmaid and groomsmen. My bridesmaids were in Navy and the groomsmen had black tuxes with a light/slate blue vest. Oh and I did have the dads wear silver vests. I picked their color because they rented tuxes. And dad walked me down the isle so I wanted him to coordinate. I just asked FIL to wear the same as my dad.
    My mom and both grandmothers wore black.
    MIL wore a nude/silver top with a black skirt I think. I don’t remember what my husband’s grandmother wore. I think as long as theyre not going for neon/bright colors what ever they choose will be fine. Blue can be a very neutral color as lots of other colors Match it.
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah Online ·
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    They can wear whatever. Our bridesmaids wore blush and groomsmen in medium gray. My mom wore navy, his mom wore silver, and his grandma actually wore a cream colored outfit, I think. I went shopping with my mom and my MIL because they wanted me to, but it was more so just shopping to see what looked good. I didn't care about the color. The parents don't need yo match the bridal party.
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  • Lisa
    Expert October 2021
    Lisa ·
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    We aren’t selecting our mothers attire. They are picking what suits them best and probably their favorite colors 🤷🏽‍♀️
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    We’re not picking their attire. I’m not about to choose a color/style that would look horrible on them. As long as it’s not white or a cream color, I don’t care. Our colors are red, charcoal and cream- his mom is thinking she’ll wear a shade of red & my stepmom is leaning towards a gray color.
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  • Makayla
    Beginner May 2021
    Makayla ·
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    I don't want to pick there dresses for them. I just want to make sure the colors compliment each other so they will look good in pictures.
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    Any color is fine. Consider the pictures they will be in. My mom wasn’t in a single picture with any bridesmaids/bridal party — she was in family photos and photos with just me and my husband. My husband’s mom was in photos with him and his brother, who was in the bridal party, but they were in a neutral gray so anything would’ve matched.
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  • K
    Savvy May 2021
    Kj21 ·
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    Our colors are very similar and same month wedding ☺️. My Bridesmaids are in light gray and men in navy suits. My mom is looking at Navy Blue or Dark Gray. I just told her no white (obvi she wouldn’t) or black! She wants to coordinate simply because in our family photos my sister is a bridesmaid and nieces are the flower girls. Anyways I think either a navy blue, light gray, dark gray would look nice or really any neutral would coordinate well!
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  • Makayla
    Beginner May 2021
    Makayla ·
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    Yes my sister is a bridesmaid and I want our family pictures to look good.
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  • B
    Super July 2017
    Becky ·
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    My sisters-in-law on both sides were bridesmaids, and thus were in the family pictures in their bridesmaids dresses. I think what people are saying is that your parents aren't (typically) in pictures with the *entire* bridal party, so they don't "stick out" so to speak. Also, your photographer will arrange your grouping so it looks nice. If they ask for your input, then you can make a suggestion - I went shopping with my mom and my MIL showed me her dress - but the parents generally dress themselves

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  • Allie
    Rockstar November 2021
    Allie ·
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    I did not pick my mother's dress, I just simply went with her and helped her find something that would make her feel beautiful. Our colors are burgundy and blush, so my bridesmaids are wearing burgundy gowns and my mother chose a light purple, it's a little darker than a lavender. My FH has three sisters and his mother wore black to 2 and purple to one wedding. Usually mothers and grandmothers choose what they want to wear vs. you telling them specifically what to wear.

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  • Caitlin
    Dedicated May 2021
    Caitlin ·
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    Navy blue or silver would look great. I definitely want to know what my mother and mother in law is going to wear.. also i wanted to know for me to get them a piece of jewelry that matches their dress to wear at the wedding
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Whatever color they want. Our moms chose their own dresses and dress colors. They don’t need to match your wedding party.
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  • Nicole
    Savvy June 2020
    Nicole ·
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    My mom coordinated with my bridesmaid colors because two of the bridesmaids were my sisters and she wanted cohesive family photos. She wore a complimentary color, not something that was too matchy matchy. Definitely let mothers and grandmothers choose for themselves, but you can suggest colors that might be complimentary or make them aware of your color scheme so that they can choose how they want to go.
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  • Makayla
    Beginner May 2021
    Makayla ·
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    Yes, that's what I am trying to do. They have recently started asking me what colors they should wear because they want the pictures to look good. I didn't really have a preference until my FH grandmother keeps wanting my opinion on the colors.
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  • Makayla
    Beginner May 2021
    Makayla ·
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    I don't won't then to match they just want my opinion on the color.
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  • K
    Devoted October 2021
    Kristen ·
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    Anything in the ‘cooler’ family of colors (navy, black, grey, emerald, silver even champagne) should look great! I’d stick away from anything reds/oranges bc will be a direct contrast with blues. For your mom, you may want to consider style and fabric and how it looks with your dress bc you will likely have getting ready photos together (although it is unlikely to be an issue!)
    Totally understand their asking for guidance- my mom had an unfortunate family photo with bright teal sweater incident, and she is terrified of picking the wrong color for the wedding! 😂

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