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Old 03-01-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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Oh, please. Can we get over the "bride is the center of the universe, it's her special day" nonsense? It's a wedding, not a coronation. There are two people getting married, if I recall correctly -- not just a bride. To all brides out there making everyone around you miserable as you strive for your fairytale wedding where you are the unrelenting center of attention: please get over yourself. Thank you.
Not all women are bridezillas. And since my wife's dad was footing the bill I thought it only proper. I had a say in the wedding but quite honestly it wasn't a big deal and anything would've been fine with me.
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: USA
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Mother of the Groom rules-

1. Shut up
2. Show up
3. Wear beige
4. Bring the checkbook.

Our son's getting married next month and I'm wearing mocha with bride's approval.
That's exactly what I've been doing.......nothing. Waiting for the bride to tell me what color. I'm sure it will be the same when my other son gets married too
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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My daughter is having a 1940's theme wedding. I made the maid of honor's (her sister) dress from a 1940's pattern. I am also making mine from a 1940's pattern. I had considered a salmon color because that was a very popular color then and I do look good in it, but decided on a dusty rose since it would go better with what the bridal party is wearing.

We have no idea what the MOG is wearing. My daughter is leaving it up to her. I doubt she is going with the "theme" of this wedding though.
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Orange: No.

No orange dress for the mother of the groom dress at the wedding.

And you can tell her I said so.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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I don't see why orange would be a problem. On some women, it could be stunning, but that might be the problem!

I agree that who is paying for the wedding makes the decisions, BUT.....a bride (or hostess) should always think about what's going to happen the day AFTER the wedding. The mother of the groom will be around for a while, and it's not worth it to pi$$ her off!
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:57 AM
 
Location: California
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I don't know if it's an attention but I would say that the vast majority of orange dresses are hideous. Orange is not an easy color to make a dress in, nor is it an easy color to wear lol!
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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It was evident after the fact that my mother only chose orange to create a problem. My wife felt as though the attention would've been taken away from her, the bride, on her special day.
That was my first thought. It just screams, "Look at me, I'm throwing a tantrum!". I suppose it could have been worse; she could have pushing for gold lamé or a black suit and a hat with veil. Letting her have her way with the unfortunate orange dress would mean that you'd be stuck looking at that in the group photos.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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thats a pretty insecure bride if she needs to tell people what to wear. she should be focused on her happiness, not all the petty stuff that might make her unhappy.

poor girl. i imagine she will soon be telling her husband how to snore...

that MIL should have worn what she wanted to. the bride should not have a problem. thats such a petty thing to get her panties in a bunch over. now if it was an UGLY dress, then maybe. but a color does not make an ugly dress.

its a red flag.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Here's the deal regarding the orange dress. To be polite the MOG should have asked first - orange is a difficult color to wear and depending on the shade of orange could be overly attention grabbing (which would be in poor taste and not the best way to start things off with your future DIL). That said, if the MOG did not do this and purchased the dress anyway, a polite, well-brought-up bride, would care more about her relationship with her future in-laws than about what the pictures would look like. She would smile and be gracious to the person who raised the wonderful man she loved and was about to marry. Starting off in a fit over a silly dress (even if it was the ugliest dress on God's green earth) is not very smart.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Mother of the Groom rules-

1. Shut up
2. Show up
3. Wear beige
4. Bring the checkbook.

Our son's getting married next month and I'm wearing mocha with bride's approval.

Too Too Funny and very very true.

It is proper ediquette for the MOG to contact both the bride and the MOB to find out what colors would be appropriate.

My DIL just laughed and said not white.

Nothing wrong with being polite and asking. It's not the MOG's day, it's the Bride and Grooms day. No time to be "right"
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