FutureMrsHaven
Devoted September 2018

mob & mog wearing same color?

FutureMrsHaven, on August 3, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Posted in Wedding Attire 32

Is it some sort of rule that the MOB and MOG can’t wear the same color? My FMIL got her dress months ago, from what I remember it’s lavender (my mom swears it’s mauve). My mom (a bit of a procrastinator) just got hers today and told me it’s purple.. supposedly it’s royal purple but I haven’t seen it...
Is it some sort of rule that the MOB and MOG can’t wear the same color? My FMIL got her dress months ago, from what I remember it’s lavender (my mom swears it’s mauve). My mom (a bit of a procrastinator) just got hers today and told me it’s purple.. supposedly it’s royal purple but I haven’t seen it yet. Is it ok if they’re both wearing a shade of purple? I’m probably overthinking things. The wedding is in 29 days and the stress is definitely getting to me!

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  • Lorraine
    Savvy June 2021
    Lorraine ·
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    I was always told the FMIL and your mom should match in some way.
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  • Mrs.Bee
    Super August 2018
    Mrs.Bee ·
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    It will be okay. They aren't wearing twin outfits, right ? Congratulations and good luck on your special day!!!
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  • Malwen107
    VIP October 2018
    Malwen107 ·
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    There are no rules for anything. My mom is wearing navy, and MOG is wearing a purple color that I have no idea why she picked, but it's her choice, and I'm sure it will be fine. We're letting people wear what they feel comfortable in

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  • Mrscolón
    Super September 2019
    Mrscolón ·
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    Don't sweat it! The colors sound beautiful.Smiley smile

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  • Bride2B
    Expert June 2018
    Bride2B ·
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    Mine both wore blue. I just told them to be comfortable and get something they loved!! Your moms will look great Smiley smile

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  • augbride
    Super August 2018
    augbride ·
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    I wouldn’t worry about it at all! I told my bridesmaids to pick a light pink dress of their choice. Then my mom happened to find a light pink dress that she loved so I told her to go ahead and buy it. So I told my FMIL “hey my mom and the bridesmaids (one being her daughter) are all wearing light pink if you want to but totally wear whatever you want” so basically they are all wearing light pink which is super in right now so who cares 😊🤷🏼‍♀️
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  • C
    Devoted April 2019
    Cheyenne ·
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    Both mothers will be wearing purple at my wedding it’s the color scheme and they want to follow it! I say it’s fine don’t stress it
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  • J
    Master 0000
    Judith ·
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    Lots of old time etiquette books and magazines assumed the Mother of the bride to have greater status than the MOG. Thus, MOB was supposed to make a dress choice, and set the tone or formality ( same formality as bride or one step less formal.) Then she talked with MOG so MOzG would not choose anything similar in design or color, so she would mot take the spotlight from the brides mother. But most people these days do not think the bride's family controls the wedding, now mostly the couple is in control. And most people see the MOB and MOG as of equal status. So neither tells the other what to wear, or not wear. Usually bride checks to make sure they did not choose the exact same dress so they do not look like a second set of bridesmaids. Other than that, each dresses in consideration of what their SO ( husband, friend) is wearing, and can choose any color or style without regard to the other mother. Orchid, lavender, mauve, iris, purple, all pretty. All that matters.
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  • Rachel
    Expert September 2019
    Rachel ·
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    I mean I don't care what color either shows up in, as long as it's not white and appropriate to the season/formality.

    Of course, I am totally going to read what everyone says, just in case there's a reason that I haven't heard of yet that I need to worry about. Smiley winking

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  • Rachel
    Expert September 2019
    Rachel ·
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    The only one I remember is when the MOB showed up in a Sears sale rack prom dress.......... but I mean at least she felt pretty! Smiley smile

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  • Kay
    Super November 2018
    Kay ·
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    MOG got her dress months ago, she went for a navy I believe, my Mom hasn't bought hers yet and I am pretty sure she will go for blue. They have such different looks and style, I doubt anyone would even make the connection.

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  • Brittany
    Super September 2018
    Brittany ·
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    I am not picky at all about what anyone wears if they aren't in the BP. My Mom and MIL are wearing are both wearing dresses that have purple in them but that is the least of my worries lol.

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