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Thread: Son getting Married!

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    M y future daughter in Law called to tell me she finally found her dress! ivory with gold threads and beads the flower girl dress is ivory with gold embroidery on the skirt she want bluish turquoise for her bridesmaids. What color do I wear? I am at a loss here it it will not be a long dress more tea length,

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    What color do you look best in? That is what I would do. But find out what the other MIL will be wearing. My mom and my youngest sister's MIL wore the same dress to their kid's wedding! My mom looked fabulous and the other lady was just so-so. That might have something to do with her attitude, too. But my mom got hers in Alabama and the MIL got hers in Oregon. How weird is that?

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    I have no idea. I just wanted to say congratulations!!

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    so exciting congrats

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    I lean towards the same as the bridesmaids will be so have to lean the other way I have no idea what looks best on me!! Maybe I can hide under a table!!

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    I have Sons and DIL and DIL have Mothers, I was told (joke) that the MIL should wear beige.

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    WOO HOO Congrats ! When is the big day ?

    As for what color to wear - ask what color her mother is wearing and if they want you to stick to colors of the wedding ? When my son got married their colors were Orange and yellow - her mom wore cream and I wore a light green .... and the kids were happy with our choices :thumbup:

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    I agree...ask the bride. Barring that, select a neutral color that won't overshadow either the bride or the mother of the bride... :) You don't want to match the bridemaids...

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    I may go with a pale blue the wedding is the end of may in Ohio. Her mom has no idea either we even looked when we were together! I will look with her again in 2 weeks. Maybe we can find something!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatquarters
    I have Sons and DIL and DIL have Mothers, I was told (joke) that the MIL should wear beige.
    I heard that too! LOl Show up Shut up and wear beige but she calls me for advice all the time so that is not so easy. I am afraid the beautiful beige dress I already have is to close in color to her ivory gown so do not want to go there!!

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    My DD was a bridal consultant the mistake moms make is to wear pastels. Mom's shouldn't wear any shade of white, be it ivory, candlelight, beige, tan, you get the picture. You thought pale blue which is pretty but maybe you should consider teal either a med or dark shade.

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    My son and daughter in law got married last 10/10/10. All sets of parents were instructed to wear black and white. It was very beautiful!!

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    My daughter is getting married in June and her bridesmaids dresses are light aqua. I am looking for something in navy. I feel a little pressure because the groom's mom is graciously waiting for me to get my outfit before she selects her dress. I'm trying to enjoy the planning of my youngest daughter's wedding, but it is stressful. Teal , navy, brown, lilac, pinks. green seem good. Like the other lady said, black is worn to weddings now, too.

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    When my daughter got married she went with me for a dress along with her future MIL. My daughters bridemaids dresses were black (very elegant). MIL and myself wore Dark, Navy Blue. It sort of portrayed a united front!

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    Whatever you decide just enjoy the day. Congratulations!

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    Congrats....and if in doubt have the DIL help you pick something out for the wedding :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I lean towards the same as the bridesmaids will be so have to lean the other way I have no idea what looks best on me!! Maybe I can hide under a table!!
    My son's MIL called me and we conferred on the color of our dresses. My DIL's on request was that we not clash with the weird sort of blue chosen of the bridesmaids. That turquoise color of your bridesmaids any ivory or blue color should be good. Remember to have fun with this!

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    Congrats!

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    Congrats!!
    Never ivory or any other shade of white. My husband's cousin wore ivory to our wedding. When they took a family picture(without me!) she looked like the bride. Ask your future daughter-in-law what she would like you to wear. If she has no suggestions ask if she has a sample of bridesmaids dresses. Take the sample and get something that goes with but does not match (don't want to look like a bridsmaid).

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    I agree with the person who said get the color you look best in.
    Congratulations! :D:D

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    I think that the moms should wear something that compliments the wedding colors. As one of the moms, you will be in lots of pictures. When my 2nd daughter got married (I'll be going through this with my 3rd daughter next year), the wedding color was a burgundy wine color. My dress was champagne colored, but the mother of the groom wore peach, and she had a daughter in the bridal party, it really wasn't pretty :( My youngest has pink as her main color, I think I'll be wearing silver, haven't gone shopping yet.

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    In my wedding my bridesmaids wore a champagne color and the men wore black tuxes. So my mom decided to wear a black cocktail length dress(nothing too funeral like). We decided black for her so that she would match everyone else but not look like a bridesmaid. Keep in mind that a lot of pictures will be taken. Since my immediate family was all in the wedding, except for my mom she looked great in the pictures because she went along with everyone else.
    My mother in law on the other hand chose to wear red. I had red roses as my flower. But that was the only red I used. She turned her nose up at the idea of wearing black. So in all my wedding pictures she sticks out like a sore thumb with everyone else in champagne and black. I would suggest sticking with something that will go with the rest of the wedding party vs just what you like. You want to look good for the pictures!

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    When my daughter got married, the bridesmaids dresses were champagne color and the tuxedos were black. I picked a black and white dress that had an A-line bottom (hides everything) and my daughter loved it. Pictures look great. For my son's wedding, I wore a bronze color dress and they also loved it. I love when the dresses coordinate with the wedding party. That way no one sticks out like a sore thumb in the pictures. Good luck in whatever you choose. (by the way, both my dresses were bought of the rack at local department stores in their formal area. It's alot cheaper than the bridal salon)

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    I will be going there in a couple weeks so I am hoping we can get to the store. We did look one other time and her mom and I tried on a few but nothing we liked.

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    my mil waited for my mom to choose first. She ended up going with a purple beaded dress...it was actually her favorite color--fushia. But it had a black overlay and beadwork so it really looked more purple and it complimented the peacock feather theme and was good and dark for a winter wedding. I kind of just told her she had to wear it--it looked really good and she was spending all her time and energy on my dress, and the bridesmaids and flower girl dresses. My mil ended up wearing a casual outfit of pants and a semi-casual top. She was more comfortable in the winter weather that way and i was happy she was happy :)

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