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Old 02-28-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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What are your thoughts about the mother of the groom wearing an orange dress to a traditional wedding? My mother planned on wearing an orange dress to our spring wedding, however my wife was very upset over this choice. Is it inappropriate to wear certain colors to weddings? My mom ended up wearing black and teal.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Personally, I think any color choice would have been okay as long as the dress was tastefully made. (No boobs hanging out, not too tight, etc...)

Maybe your wife was concerned that your mom's dress would draw attention away from her.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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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.
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Originally Posted by LaceyEx View Post
Mother of the Groom rules-

1. Shut up
2. Show up
3. Wear beige
4. Bring the checkbook.
Oh, now this just made me laugh out loud! I'm the mother of two sons (neither are married...yet), and I'm going to pass these Rules on to my sisters, who are also "boy moms".
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Denver area
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Originally Posted by LaceyEx View Post
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.
LOL - I was just about to post the same thing....You beat me to it. I'll add - don't outshine the MOB....(but honestly "wear beige" pretty much covers that)
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:45 AM
 
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Originally Posted by LaceyEx View Post
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.
Lol! So true! But with the bride's approval, I think any color is fine. My MIL wore a pale pink suit to her middle son's wedding, and an aqua suit to mine--both with approval. I don't remember what she wore to her youngest son's wedding...I only remember the pink suit because that was purchased for my wedding, but apparently my then future SIL threw a fit because she liked it better than what she had already approved for her wedding...sigh
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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why does the MIL need anybody's approval? orange sounds great, fun, happy color. beige...can you say...YUCK!!!!! black? i am not a wear black person to a wedding, esp. for family members. you should have backed up your mama on her choice and told the fiancee to deal with what she's wearing.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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Originally Posted by LaceyEx View Post
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.
LOL....I have two sons that are both looking to get engaged within 6 months. Looks like I'm going to have back to back weddings!
I will shut up
I will show up
I won't wear beige because it's not my color
I'll bring an armored truck.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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why does the MIL need anybody's approval? orange sounds great, fun, happy color. beige...can you say...YUCK!!!!! black? i am not a wear black person to a wedding, esp. for family members. you should have backed up your mama on her choice and told the fiancee to deal with what she's wearing.
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.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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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.
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