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Mother of the Bride color ?

Sydmxo11, on May 13, 2024 at 1:58 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 14
Hi !!!!
So I’m not sure as to what color the mother of the bride is supposed to wear. We are having the bridesmaids in sage green & the men in tan suits. My mom is walking me down the aisle so I was wondering what color she could wear ?

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Latest activity by Michael, on May 16, 2024 at 10:23 PM
  • Michael
    Rockstar October 2023
    Michael ·
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    She should select any color she finds best for herself. The colors would not need to match with the men or bridesmaids. If she wants to get something compatible with those colors, she might find a lighter shade of green. But there may be dark reds or some other color that would contrast but still go well with the colors you have selected.

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    Veronica Online ·
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    Mother of the bride doesn't have a specific color she needs to wear. She should just wear whatever color she is comfortable in. My mom and mother-in-law (mother of the groom) both love purple so they both decided to wear purple. Our wedding colors were red and black. Neither mom has to match or wear the same color as the bridal party or reach other.
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    Your mother is not in the bridal party and is properly free to choose and wear any appropriate dress that she sees fit. Not white, unless you both agree on that, obviously. Same goes for MOG. If she wants to coordinate with the family for photos that's entirely up to her.

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    Beginner October 2024
    Sydmxo11 ·
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    Thank you so much ! Just wasn’t sure since she would be the one walking me down
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  • Jasmine S.
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    Some moms get overwhelmed by all the options and want the bride to suggest some colors. In my social circles, the MOB always wears some coordinating color, but I know that's not the cas ee everywhere. Otherwise, she's free to choose anything that's appropriate for the event.
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  • Michelle
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    Been to many weddings and never seen the mother of bride or groom match the bridesmaids because they are not wedding party members. Most moms wear a color that is flattering to them.
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  • Andrea
    Rockstar January 2024
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    She can wear any color she wants, but if she’s looking for guidance, maybe a darker green than the bridesmaids or one of your accent colors? My mom ended up in sort of an ombré version of my color and it looked gorgeous.
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    Skylar ·
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    If your mom's looking for ideas, a dusty blue or silver could both be nice options that would compliment the sage
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  • LM
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    I see you're trying to match people to color scheme, but I must warn that such guidelines may backfire. In this instance, dusty blue and silver colors age people and I rarely see someone pull these colors off without looking matronly and ghost-like.

    OP, I agree with others, let Mom wear what she feels comfortable.

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    Sydmxo11 ·
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    Just to give everyone more of a guidance, I’m not telling my mom what color to wear. She’s asking what color she should wear as she is walking me down the aisle as to oppose walking by herself. I did tell her multiple to wear what she wants but she’s asking what color would go with the color scheme but not clash with the whole bridal party
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  • Jasmine S.
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    I like this guide that gives some suggestions on coordinating colors for moms: https://www.davidsbridal.com/inspiration/dresses/color-mother-of-the-bride-wear Of course she doesn't have to buy a dress from there, but it's a nice start.
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  • Michelle
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    Michelle ·
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    She doesn’t need to match anyone. Reaffirm to her to wear her favorite color, but I’d she’s not hearing you when you say it, that’s on her. Rephrase however you need to one time that any color that she loves and is flattering is appropriate.
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
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    If you really don't have a preference, help her choose a color & style that looks stunning on her -- for most of us there are definitely colors/tones that look great on us and others that completely wash us out or make us look, blah. If it's an option, maybe go shopping with her and encourage her to try on lots of colors and styles until she finds something that helps her feel beautiful. I'm not one to dress up much, but I found a MOB dress that I loved and I felt so pretty. Good luck!

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  • Michael
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    The previous post makes a good recommendation if at all possible. She seems to want a little more security in what she buys. Going shopping with her would help her be confident in what she chooses in the end. You would also be sharing a pre-wedding moment with your mom. I would hope it would not involve too many shopping days though.

    This does not violate the primary concern where the bride tries to orchestrate everyone to match with the decor. (Which is not a problem if everyone is happy following a scheme -- but often family friends are invited who may not be into special outfits for a wedding.) Sorry, that issue arises in certain posts.

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