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My son is getting married late September 08 in an outdoor ceremony. I haven't been included in the planning and just seen the Bridesmaid dresses. They are wearing a dark brown shade and the other colors are pink which both are my favorite colors anyway. I have no clue as to what I should wear the MOB is wearing a dress I dont know what it looks like either. I wanted to wear a pants outfit the wedding is evening time. Please help!!

Answer

Well Mom it's time to get into the wedding. Start asking some questions about the wedding. The big question for you is why are you sitting on the bench when everyone else is playing. What's up with that? It's your son for heavens sakes get involved. Now here is what you do. Ask them to dinner or make dinner. Let them know the dinner is for hearing all about the wonderful wedding plans. And use those words. Then when you talk to them ask the bride if she knows what color her mom is going to wear. Tell the bride her colors are your favorite colors! By all means do not wear a pant suit. Go shopping with your son or even the bride but it's special if you take both along. Ask them for their input. Select a gown in one of the opposite colors of the bride's mothers gown. If she is wearing pink you wear sage green or brown. Then when you are done selecting the gown get a picture of the gown and go to the hair salon and you will need your hair and nails done for the wedding and make your appointments now before they are booked. Then you need to go shopping for shoes. Get a real glamorous pair of shoes - I like pointed close toed shoes. Yes it's your son's day with his bride but you can look just as glamorous!
Have a great time!
The Wedding Guys!

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I am the mother of the bride. The wedding is in September at a garden setting. Ny daughter is wearing a formal ivory gown and her bridesmaids are wearing different lengths dresses in gray. I have chosen a formal long gown in gun metal grey. Is this appropriate or should I choose a less formal look, like a short or tea length dress?
6/6/2011 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am MOB, bride has ivory gown, bm have knee length cactus (sage) green strapless chiffon and silver shoes, MOG has powder blue knee length jacket suit with silver stones around neck and buttons on jacket. I have a floor length taupe top ruched and chiffon dress, I plan to cut off to just below knee. Everyone's dresses are very pretty. My daughter has her heart set on dads wearing silver vests. I cannot change anything, is my taupe dress ok to wear or should I look for another color? It is beautiful but has muted gold woven in ruching down front. All sounds terrible I know. Please what color should I do, wedding June.
5/7/2011 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
noon catholic/protestant second weddingI am mother of the bride..what is the appropriate dress?
5/1/2011 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
mob is wearing navy tea length, bms wearing short black, bride wearing ivory floor length. What color and length should I wear a mog?
4/11/2011 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the MOG and the MOB is wearing her mother's antique floor-length, purple beaded dress. BMs are in eggplant, tea length.
What color should I wear? and is a tea-length okay? Evening wedding, but it will be warm. I am 5'8", 56, reddish-blond hair.
4/6/2011 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in April, 2011. The Bridesmaids are wearing watermelon, the bride is wearing ivory, the mother of the bride is wearing violet. Will coral (orangeish) go with these colors or should I just wear champaigne?
3/24/2011 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
odd question!! In our sons up coming wedding we have to worry about two sets of parents. the MOB is wearing cobalt blue, the bridesmaids are in a golden/champagne color what color should the two MOG wear...one is looking at a peachy orange....would espresso work?
3/5/2011 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Daughter having early afternoon June (in arizona) wedding in church with reception elsewhere. Her colors are coral and sage. Bridesmaids will wear sage with coral bouquets and/or accessories. They haven't made up their minds yet whether to do floor length or knee length. So, I'm thinking of a coral dress with floral print, its a bit bright. Is this okay? Should I do floor length or knee length? I don't want to look like a bridesmaid. I'm over 60 short and overweight.
2/24/2011 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
my son is getting married 09-17-11 outside evening wedding what ia appropriatt as the mother of groom to wear i am 5o
2/15/2011 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son and his fiance are planning a garden wedding march 23, She's wearing a ivory brides dress , and they wont have any bridesmaids or groomsman, what do you recomends he wears, Also for me the mother of the groom I have no clue!Please help!
1/31/2011 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married May 7, Naval Academy, 4 pm with a service including the sword arch. She is in Mermaid style with satin, Bridesmaids are in short dresses,eggplant color, gray shoes and pearls. The reception is immediately following in a hotel ballroom. Vintage bottles with flowers, teacups with candlelight and pedistal cake plates full of cookies for centerpieces. Music to the rat pack.....
I'm a size 6, young 50ish, love to dress. Will a taffeta knee length strapless with bolero jacket in a Neptune Blue work for Mother of the Bride?
Thank you for your time!
1/25/2011 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married 6,2011 5pm wedding he is in gray tux
she is in ivory,bridesmaids are wearing pistachio green tea length dresses. What can I wear to compliment these colors.
1/21/2011 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in March at 5:30 p.m. The wedding colors are light blue and silver . The groomsmen and fathers will be wearing black tuxes with silver vests. I have found a dress that has a champagne bodice with a black skirt. Would that be appropriate? Thanks!
1/13/2011 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married a 2:00 in September in the Catholic Church during a Wedding Mass. She is wearing a white long gown elaberate beading and stones. Should I wear a long or a short dress for the wedding
12/10/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married at Christmas. The bridemaids are wearing short dresses, black bodice with black lace over ivory skirt. The groomsmen are in black, with white shirts, red ties. Bridal bouquet is red. With my daughter's hearty approval I got a black knee length dress which is patterned black on black fabric, and a red jacket with ruffled collar and black ribbon belt. I love the outfit but after reading MANY opinions on red, I'm worried. Thoughts please.
11/25/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Wedding is in April, 2011, bride wearing traditonal white floor length formal gown, groom wearing chocolate brown tux,with cream vest, bridemaids wearing mermaid tea length dresses. What color should MOB & MOG wear and what length? 7PM tybee Island, GA Light House Wedding.
10/20/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Does the MOB and MOG's outfit need to match?
10/14/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
MOB- October wedding, 2:30 semi-formal, with a champagne/horsdoeuvres reception to follow. Bride is wearing a long slim lace with pearl ivory gown. Bridesmaids (both her sisters) are wearing tea length ivory chiffon over satin with dark sage green accessories. men in dark gray or black. What do I wear? I usually only wear black, it is the only color I feel comfortable in. I could maybe go dark gray. Can I wear either of those, should it have beading, but not sequins? Can it be an above the knee length? I would appreciate your advice.
8/30/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in mid-September. The bride is in white and the bridesmaids in knee length black satin with wine-colored pashmina. The MOB still has not decided on color or length of her dress. I could not wait any longer so I have selected a tea length dress in a midnight blue. It has a portrait collar and 3/4 length sleeves and made of taffeta. What do you think?
8/7/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in Florida in late September. Groom in black with ivory shirt and groomsmen in all black, bride in ivory, bridesmaids in black, mob in dark champagne. I found a stunning dark teal dress but am afraid the color will stand out too much. What color should I look for - what should I avoid? I don't want to wear black and have been told not to wear the same as mob; starting to panic, Help!
8/1/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Iam 51 yrs old mog. I am an apple shape.5'2 and overweight. what do you recommend for my shape?
7/23/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am MOB ~ BM are in hot pink, knee length, wearing silver heels. I am in knee length, midnight blue. Very plain dress but material makes it look expensive. I am 5'2 can't have lots going on. Is it ok to wear silver shoes too or do you have them dyed to match the dress this day and age? If I got a wrap to wear around my arms would I buy a silver to match my shoes or blue?
July outdoor 6 PM wedding, indoor reception.
Thanks!
6/26/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the mother of the bride. I am wearing teal green. What color nail polish.
6/9/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the Mother of the Groom. We are having an outdoor wedding at 4pm on Sept 4. The wedding colors are Lilac and Pistachio. The mother of the bride is wearing Lilac. What color should I wear? Also, should the groom and groomsmen wear tuxes or something else?
6/7/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
the bride is wearing a ivory dress and i need to know can i (mog) wear a black dress with a white jacket with black designs on it. the wedding is a 5pm in an outdoor setting.
5/24/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am MOB and my daughter is wearing an ivory with gold accent wedding dress, Bridesmaids are wearing chocolate brown dressy cotton short dresses and I found a long dress in chocolate brown in chiffon ~ is this color ok? My daughter loves the dress and so do I but I worry about the color. Groomsmen are wearing black with chocolate brown vests. Wedding colors are brown with some maroon and gold as accent.
5/24/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the mog and I am at lost on what to wear to 5pm outdoor wedding.Don't know what mob is wearing.The bridesmaids are wearing cornflower blue. Please help.
5/23/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My Son is getting married in Oct. Bride is wearing white dress with red trim, bridesmaids are wearing black with white trim, MOB is wearing aqua, what color would you recommend for MOB (me). Thanks for help.
5/14/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in June at 6:00 P.M. and I am very stressed about the dress. The wedding colors are black and white (no accent color). The Bridesmaids will be in black tea length and the grooms men will be in black tux with bow ties. I have purchased a campaign colored dress with some hand stitched pearls on the bodice but am worried since the BOG will be wearing a black dress. When I envision the wedding my dress seems too light. Any recommendations for dress color? Thanks
5/12/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Bare legs or pantyhose? I'm the MOG, wearing a sleeveless tea length taffeta dress in a light blue color and strappy heels. I'm early 50's, slender and youngish. Wedding is in the south in June, late afternoon. Ceremony is outside, reception inside at a golf country club. Bride is the only one in a long dress. The groom, FOB, groomsmen and FOG are in tuxes. The younger girls in the family are telling me NO PANTYHOSE. Is that really ok? My preference is not to wear pantyhose.
5/12/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
The wedding is in mid-August, 11 a.m., with a traditional church ceremony. The reception in the evening is formal. The bride will wear white, bridesmaids: long silver dresses, and MOB: long charcoal dress with mauve highlights. Could you suggest appropriate color choices for the MOG? Thank you.
5/11/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I will be the mother of the groom. The colors for the wedding are eggplant purple, white, and black. I'm having a hard time deciding what color of dress to wear. I want to wear something that is reasonably youthful. I am 63 years old, but I am not ready to wear a frumpy old lady dress. I am at a good weight, not overweight. Any suggestions?
4/17/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My Son is getting married on August 28 behind our home in Colorado along the Arkansas River. There will be no attendants, but the bride is wearing a formal wedding gown. My son will not be wearing a tux or suit but something more casual. The entire event will take place in the pasture next to the river. What kind of a dress would be appropriate for the mother of the groom?
4/4/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am a MOB for an August 2010 wedding. The bridesmaids are wearing light to medium blue satin gowns and daughter is wearing a very embellished traditional ballgown. MOG already selected a dress color called blueberry which is dark blue with a bit of a purplish tint (like blueberries). Any suggestions on what color would look good with these? I thought about teal, but not sure if it will clash with the blues. Will dark brown look odd or too dark also? Also, the dress will need to be taffeta, since that is what my daughter wants me to wear. Thanks for your help.
3/30/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Bridesmaids are wearing wine and guys in black. What should the MOB wear to compliment a summer wedding?
3/9/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married in July in Texas. The ceremony/reception will be very formal and take place outside at 8pm. She is wearing a long, strapless, ivory gown. Groom and groomsman will be in black tuxes with champagne colored shirts. Maid of honor will wear a short crinkle chiffon dress that has a charmeuse waist and keyhole detail at the neckline. Bride's maids will wear a black, short strapless dress, accented with ruching at the empire waist. The dress has a beautiful beading pattern on a sheer tulle over lining. It also features lace with an elegant caviar beading along the bust and hem. Lining is a champagne color.

I am thinking of wearing black, or would that be something the MOG should wear since the groom's man are wearing black. I look nice in black as well as charcoal gray. Or maybe champagne? Time is running out if I want to order it and not have to buy it off the rack. Also, is it appropriate to wear a strapless, long gown?
3/7/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
i am a mob who's duaghter is geting married in june a garden wedding. her colors are hot pink and silver. i want to wear a light ice blue dress is this appropriate. please advice
2/27/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I'm attending my stepdaugther's 3:00 pm wedding. What's the proper dress length?
2/23/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am a young stepmom of the bride and am included in the ceremony. Wedding is at 4:00 pm, March 28 in Palm Springs. The bridesmaids chose their own dresses, some short and some long, in shades ranging from coral pink to orange. Groom and ushers are in gray suits. MOB has chosen a long gray gown, and MOG is in a long creme with coral and celedon green pattern. All the grandmas are gray as well. I look washed out in pastels. What color and style should I wear?
2/18/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married in July. She is wearing an ivory gown and BM are wearing truffle. What color should I wear to complement them? I am blonde w/green eyes. I have found one in teal and silver and one in deep plum. Are either of these okay or do you suggest a different color completely. Help please!
2/11/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
MOG
wedding is May 15th 1pm. Outdoor wedding
Tiny town in Southern Mississippi Groomsmen and both Fathers in Tux .Almost daughter dress is long, ivory silk and is fabulous! Colors watermelon to orange.[color of flowers blooming that time of year] What do I wear? Linen, silk, hate all the beading and boxy jackets
2/6/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married this June in an outdoor garden setting. Her colors are watermelon pink and taupe. I am thinking of wearing chocolate or expresso brown. I am 53 and not overweight and am wondering if a strapless floor length dress, perhaps in chiffon is appropriate. It is an evening wedding. Thanks in advance for your reply!
2/2/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi. I am the MOB and need an appropriate dress. The wedding is at 11 am in June at a country club. The wedding is formal but the girls are wearing watermelon cocktail length dresses. I have found a dress that is cocktail length champagne with black toule and beaded overlay. Its also strapless. Is this to much?? Not enough?? Help!! Thanks.
1/30/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
wedding party is wearing black dresses/gold trim mob is wearing cocoa color dress,what color is appropiate for the mog
1/30/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the stepmother (mom is deceased) and only been married to the father for a few short, wonderful years. The church wedding is at 2 pm in Pennsylvania in late March. The groom's mom wants to wear a long dress. She is very conservative and old-fashioned. I am very youthful and stylish. The attendants are wearing strapless, knee-length dresses. What advice do you have for me? I need to find a dress soon!
1/21/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Your classy guys so I know you'll be able to help me with this issue. I'm a very young trendy mother of the groom and I'm looking for a gown for my son's wedding in May. Where does a mother in the twin cities go to find a classy, elegant mother of the groom gown. I don't want to go to a David's bridal or the like. Please help......
1/13/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Spring wedding... bridesmaids in black cocktail length dresses, bride in ivory... is it okay for the MOG to wear a floor length black skirt with a white top (designer)?
1/2/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My husband and I will be attending his son's upcoming wedding. The ceremony is scheduled at 3pm, and the bride, bridesmaids, groom and groomsmen will be in formal attire (long, white wedding gown, long bridesmaid's dresses, tuxedos.) My husband will not be his son's best man. The MOG is wearing a long dress and her husband is wearing a tuxedo. No dress code was stipulated in the invitation, and the reception is going to be held 3 hrs later, and is very informal. I want to honor the couple's choices, but don't know if my husband SHOULD wear a tuxedo, and if I should also wear a long dress. Please advise. I have no problem with more formal style, but also feel that many of our friends and guests will not be dressing formally for this time of the afternoon, and may feel a bit uncomfortable by our attire if we opt for the tuxedo and long dress.
1/1/2010 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
y son is getting married March 7th. Evening wedding. Colors are black, silver gray, and red (an of course white) length silver gray satin. MOB is wearing "nice slacks and a shirt". As MOG do I have to try to blend in with her, my plan was to wear a long gown, probably black. Can I wear sequins, beaded or embellished? Advice?
12/30/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter's wedding is in May, 2010 at 5:30 at a hotel ( both ceremony and reception/dinner). The bride is wearing an off-white ( no sparkles, no lace) dress, and the bridesmaids are wearing pewter satin taffeta dresses that are tea length or knee length. MOG wants to wear black. I would bring the color........plan to wear long. Can't wear pastels or black.......does it have to be a spring color?......could I do teal or muted fall green? Flower choice of bride is different pinks and greens...
12/6/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am MOG - wedding in Italy in August - BM are going to be in pink - MOB going to be in long flowery pink she is a biggish Mediterranean lady - I am only 5ft 3 size 12 (YOUNG 61) and pale skinned - FAIR HAIR what color should I wear I have beige shoes and bag that will go with any color. is navy too dark should it be a dress /suit/ it is late afternoon wedding. MOB has a husband to stand beside in photos -I am single and do not want to stand out too much in the photos -
11/22/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married summer of 2010. The BMs are wearing cornflower blue. Do you think this dress color would be appropriate. It is Montage Purple Haze, which is a soft green with a purple irridescent chiffon overlay. It has lots of beading on the bodice.
http://www.moncheribridals.com/CollectionProductDetail.aspx?cname=Montage&did=502037&pid=502095&year=2008&season=Spring&best=True&
10/31/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am a 47 year old MOB, my daughters wedding is one Dec. 5th. Her colors are teal and black. The dress I bought is a rose colored taffeta tea length dress. Is this color choice okay? MOG is wearing a teal skirt and sweater. Also what are your thougts on hair for MOB's is it better up or down?
Thanks a million!
10/27/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
For a Sunday noon wedding in January, can the MOB wear tea-length and the MOG wear long?
10/27/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is geting married in November. the colors are lilac, silver and white. The MOB is wearing silver and the bride has asked that I do likewise. I am having trouble finding a dress. Any suggestions. I do not want anything full length!
10/25/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is to be married on September 11, 2010 in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony in a chapel at a local university. Bridesmaids are wearing a combination of knee-length and long dresses, all in the same color. Guys are in tuxes. Would it be appropriate for me, as the mother of the bride, to wear a knee-length dress? I'm 5'2" and do not feel comfortable in long dresses.
10/22/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the MOB. My daughter is getting married in June of 2010, at six PM in an outdoor garden setting. Her colors will be some shades of pink and brown or taupe. What length and color do you suggest for me. May I wear a strapless dress, or is that inappropriate for an over fifty MOB? I don't care for frumpy suits! Thanks!
10/10/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the MOB, and am wondering what dress to get. I am trying to work out a relationship with my daughter and just found out from her that she is inviting me. She is not willing to give me alot of information, except that she is wearing a VERY simple tea length wedding dress, the wedding ceremony is informal, but all of the rest of the day is formal, and there is no special colors. Also, there is no MOG. And I have less than 2 1/2 months until the wedding.
9/28/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in November in Illinois. The wedding colors for the bridesmaids and groomsmen are chocolate truffle and burnt orange. I think the MOB is wearing a shade of brown. I planned to wear tan, camel, khaki or some shade similar to that but am having no luck. Please tell me any other colors that will be suitable. I only have 6 more weeks to find something. Thanks.
9/21/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the step mother of the bride(We are very close). She is having an afternoon wedding in a huge church. The mother of the bride is wearing an eggplant colored floor length jersey dress with matching jacket and the mother of the groom is wearing a bright pink tea length skirt and jacket. I am lost as to what to wear. I'm really not the traditional MOB I love vintage looking clothing and jewelry.
9/8/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is planning a casual outdoor wedding for 5:30 p.m on June 26, 2010 at a rural lakeside lodge. She has chosen grape and white as her colors. She would like for the groom and groomsmen to wear dark indigo blue jeans, white shirts, and grape-colored ties worn loosely. She would like for the bridesmaids to wear grape-colored knee-length dresses. If this is what is worn by the bridal party, what would be appropriate for my husband and I to wear as parents of the bride?
9/7/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi MOB & MOG here>
mob is over 200# 5'7" beautiful brown eyes olive skin.

Mob is 5'8" 140# Green eyes olive skin
any ideas for appropriate dressing.
Autumn colors with plum and gold. You've been great with your suggestions for the bride and groom. You need to put an ad in our our local wedding guides.
8/29/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am a 60-year-old woman. I am going to a noon wedding in late October at a country club. The groomsmen are wearing tuxes. I found a simple sheath that just comes to the knee and that I can dress up with jewelry. The dress comes in either black or charcoal gray. Which is the most appropriate color?
Thanks for the help.
8/26/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in early October in western New York. I purchased a dress online which on the website, said the dress was ecru. When I received the dress, I was surprised to see that it is actually a very soft gold/yellow color. My question is, is this color appropriate for early October. I showed dress to my sons fiance, and she loved it. I also like the dress but was concerned about the light color. It does have a bolero jacket in case it is cool that day. The bridesmaids are wearing navy blue. What are your thoughts?
8/26/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I'm the MOB and purchased my dress 2 days ago, with the MOG and bride with me. By the end of the day, she decided and purchased the same dress - in black. Mine is in navy. What should I do?
8/24/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married on a beach in Hawaii in October. It will be an intimate sunset wedding with just me, her future sister-in-law and her husband, maybe two friends. Her dress is a simple ivory silk chiffon, empire waist, with beaded straps. What should I wear/ She'll be barefoot or wearing jeweled sandals. I don't want anything to casual or overly formal; but I do want to look like I'm dresses for something special.
8/21/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi my son in getting married in Dallas the middle of November at 7pm - it is a very formal wedding and I am wearing a chocolate brown Teri Jon evening gown - it is long full in the skirt and has a small train - my question is what color shoes should I wear - thanks
8/20/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting September 5th. It's an afternoon wedding (2:30 p.m.) The wedding ceremony will be held in a chapel and the reception will be held in the backyard of the grooms relative. I have not found anything to wear. The bridesmaids are wearing strapless cornflower blue, knee length dresses. What color should I wear and what length? My hair is bleach blonde, so I want something that won't look bad. Also, I have fat ankles. What type of shoes should I wear to compliment my legs?
8/2/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Good Morning Gentlemen,
I am so glad I found this amazing site....You two are the best. My dilemma is that I am second guessing my gown that I have chosen for my daughters wedding in September. The bridal party is in copper and browns. I chose a Atelier Alyce gown. I am not sure if the color or style is appropriate for the mob. Colour is khaki in taffeta material, and the style has a spanish look to it. Please help.
7/28/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Is navy blue a good color for my daughter's Oct. wedding? I have a tea length chiffon silk dress/jacket in mind Bride is in ivory, bm in cinnamon and bone. It is a day wedding.
MOG wearing a latte color - Thank you, again!
7/23/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My grandson is getting married on July 25th at 7:00. It is an outdoor wedding. I am wearing a black dress and don't know what to do with my legs. My dress has beads on it and so do my sandals. Should I wear hose or not?? Thanks!
7/21/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
MOG Attire? Yikes. Bride in white, groom, dads, groomsmen in black tuxes. Bridesmaids in knee length black, off the shoulder. MOB is wearing knee length charcoal gray. It is an outdoor evening wedding labor day weekend. What color would compliment but not upset any one, and is a sleeveless type dress okay or do I need to be more matronly? Purple, silver, gold, brown I am so confused.
7/18/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Good Morning,
Between a mocha taffeta gown and a khaki taffeta gown, which one would work best for fall wedding?

Thank you in advance for all your help.
7/15/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi could you please advise me on what color gown to wear at my daughters fall wedding. Bridal party are in fall colours browns and copper. I was thinking of a khake colored gown. Am I on the right track. Please advise. Thank you.
7/13/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married in early September and wearing an ivory and gold gown. The bridesmaids are in burnt orange with brown sash, and the guys are in brown tuxes. What would be a good color for the mothers to wear? I was thinking of a khaki taffeta with topaz beading for myself.
Thank you for your time.
7/8/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in 3 weeks at 6pm at a country club. I went about a month ago and shopped and shopped. The colors are mint green with ivory sash tea length, guys in black tuxes. the accent colors are tiger lily colors. I am a size 14 and had a hard time but found a dress in champagne floor length with bolero jacket. MOB just ordered on line this week a knee length dress the same color as mine and about 1 inch above knee. Am I screwed
7/5/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
what color does mob wear if bm colors are lav and silver
6/18/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Bridesmaids colors are lavender and silver grooms mom here so what color for me
6/18/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
what would be a cordinating color for the MOG to wear if the BM are wearing fushia full length dresses the groomsmen are wearing black tuxedos, the wedding is on July 26 at 5:00 p.m. The ceremony is under a tent by the beach and the reception is indoors?
6/14/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am a step MOG. Wedding is in July 09, over 600 invitees. Ceremony is at 2:30 and reception in the evening. Bride is wearing couture long ivory gown, bridesmaids are in black gowns. Bride has told me she doesn't care what I wear. I choose a platinum silver empire gown that sits slightly off the shoulder with a wide v-neck. the bottom is flutter-tiered (forgiving in my middle) and there is a slight amount of beading on the empire waist. I am stressing over my choice and haven't a clue if this is right? MOG and MOB hadn't any idea of their colors and were told it didn't matter. Help!
6/6/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the mob and wearing a short black silk skirt with a peach silk wrap jacket.The wedding is at 3pm and reception at 6pm . mog is wearing a long gown,is this appropriate?
6/2/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Dear Wedding Guys, my son is getting married on September 26 and I need your advice on the right dress for myself. The bridesmaids are wearing black gowns the groomsmen are wearing black tux. The MOB is wearing a taupe floor length gown. The wedding colors are black, ivory and champagne. I've purchased a dress but am unsure of it. It's a floor length dress with bolero jacket the color is called Kahki (material has a shine to it) but it actually has a light green tint. Do you think this will work if so what color shoes would you suggest? Also my husband which is my son's stepfather is wearing a black suit, the wedding is at 6:30 pm will that be appropriate or should he wear a tux.

Thanks for you help!
5/26/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My stepdaughter is getting married is having a summer wedding. She has 7 children and this is the second time around. Her Mom is deceased and I have always been like a second mother to her. It will be an early wedding, she in a formal gown, made of honor knee length and groom in a suit. Would it be appropriate for me to wear a cocktail dress and should I be sure to wear a color other than what the made of honor is wearing? My stepdaughter really doesn't care since she is a rather informal person.
5/11/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
i am mother of the bride, wedding is on nov. 1st. colors of bridal and wedding ceremony is teal and black. i do not dress up much at all and , no dresses. the wedding is not extremely formal, but could i wear a, black knee length blazer with rhinestones, pant suit? where do you recommend me look for something like this? more on the elegant side?
4/26/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married in June. Her bridemaids are wearing tea length navy dresses. I am thinking rose floor length dress with jacket and mog is wearing tea length with jacket in khaki.
Are these appropriate lengths and colors? Would love your expert opinions.
4/21/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
my son is getting married may 31, 2009 in Florida at 6:00 pm. it is at a yacht and harbor club, by the water, reception inside. i believe my color to wear is coral, what is a appropriate dress to wear? thank-you
4/10/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the mother of the groom. The bride has chosen watermelon and black as her color. She ask me to wear either watermelon or black; Or I can wear a silver dress to match the groom & groomsmen outfit. I want the dress to come below the knees. Do you think this length of dress is appropriate to a 4:30 P.M. August wedding? Which color do you think is appropriate?
4/7/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My niece is getting married in 7 weeks. My sister, the mother of the bride wants to wear a more casual dress to the church (1:30 pm) and then her mother of the bride dress to the reception (6:00pm). I feel she is wrong and should wear the mother of the bride dress to the church and reception because of pictures, wallking down the aisle, lighting candles etc.
4/5/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son will be married in Seattle, Labor Day weekend. Colors are red, black and gold accents. Bride is in Ivory, noon wedding. MOB is planning on some shade of gold dress. Any Ideas for the MOG? Dresses will be knee Length.
3/31/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
what would be a cordinating color for the MOG to wear if the BM are wearing brown truffle the groomsmen are wearing black suits with truffle ties the accent color is green apple the MOB is wearing a pewter top with a black bottom? also what length of dress is appropriate if it is a 2:00pm wedding?
3/30/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
i am the mog, wedding is apr 25,2009.at 4pm. the colors for the bride maids are black and white with bright neon green accents. the mob is wearing a cocktail dress that is short print with v neck that is outlined in a 4 inch beaded trim. the beads are almost 3/4 in square. shes mid 40's and i am 60, and do not have clue as to what to wear. I never were dresses and fill more comfortable in pant suits, in which i have found a black chiffon with jacket that has a bit more style than a box jacket. my question is what is actually apropriate?
3/23/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am a 36 year old MOG. It is my adopted son. The MOB is in her mid 50's. She is wearing a conservative dress with a jacket in mocha. The bridesmaids are wearing truffle...dark brown with a purple undertone. The birde is in ivory and champagne. With all the brown should I go with a latte color? I dont want to stand out as the only one in color. I was looking at a soft sage green our a pastel purple but now I dont know. Also, can I wear a dress that shows my shoulders? I read mother's should cover up but wondered if that is true.

The wedding is outside in the afternoon in Alaska in July. Reception to follow outside as well. Will be sunlight the whole time as the sun doesnt set there in the summer. Thanks for your advice.
3/5/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in June of 09. The bm are wearing long Expresso colored dresses. My son has a gray suit with tiny ivory pinstripes. What would be a good color of suits for the groomsmen? My husband is the best man. I am the mog and have a long red dress is that ok?
3/4/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the mother of the groom. The wedding is in August - late afternoon. Is it acceptable for me to wear a mid-calf length gown with an ivory lace top and a dusty rose skirt?
2/28/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi Guys!
My daughter is getting married August 1. The bridesmaids are wearing a beautiful fuscia color and the groomsmen will be in black with silver vests. I have found a dress I love, but it's gunmetal gray. Is that dark a color allowed in the summer? My daughter loves it too, but I don't want to make a big fashion faux pas!! Thanks for your help.
2/24/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married in July on the coast. It is a garden wedding - appoximately 200 guests. Her dress is ivory with a train, bridemaids are full length tangerine colored dresses. Our goal is an elegant gathering.
1. Groom, Groomsmen and usher in tuxes or suits?
2. Can mother of the bride wear a long dress also?
3. Will guests feel out of place with a "elegant, formal" wedding in a garden with mother of bride in long dress?

thank you.
2/11/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi
My wedding is in late november and we are having a slight Christmassy feel. my dress is light gold, bridesmaids are a wine red and men will be in black suits with gold waistcoats. i am wondering what would be the best colours for my mum and fiance's mum to wear. i had thought a deep green for mum and navy for fiance's mum or would it be ok for my mum to wear a light gold similar to me?thanks
2/9/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi
My daughter is getting in August on Pawley's Island, SC (so very hot). The guys are wearing searsucker - I am officiating so wearing a gown at that point. However I want to wear pants (a la Ellen) (my partner, her mother will be wearing a dress). I can't find anything that I like...
Any suggestions?
1/20/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My friend son is getting married and she want to wear a tuxedo to his wedding..Do you think that her attire will be appropriate?
1/15/2009 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in July and the guests are asked to wear "cocktail attire." Would it still be appropriate for me to wear an ankle length gown. The bride has asked that the MOB and I wear "gunmetal gray."
12/5/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the mother of the groom, the wedding is in May, after six pm reception. The brides maids are wearing a deep purple, mother of the bride a sage green long gown. Can I wear a black classic long evening gown?
11/12/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am MOB and I am wearing an expresso brown strapless gown with a bolero jacket by cm couture I am confused as to which kind of jewelry would look well with this gown. Can I wear a fashion jewelry necklace with topaze stones earrings and a bracelet or is this too much.? thank you for your advide
11/10/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in early December and it was short notice. The bridesmaids are dressed in black and the groomsmen are in black also with black tie and white shirts. The MOB has not yet picked her dress colour but had indicated that she looks best in black, red or ivory so when I looked for a dress I thought I would try and find something to compliment either of those colours. I did choose a black lace long dress with a goldish underlay so the dress shows a lot of the gold so it wouldn't be completely black and I thought that way if the MOB was to wear either of her choices they would not clash. She herelf would like to have worn black also. Did I make a good choice or should I have chosen another colour. Time is not on my side because the wedding is getting close and I also put a deposit on the dress and would need to know what you think as soon as possible. Thank you for your advise.
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10/8/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter has formal simple dress with fingertip lace veil and the church has a small chapel atmosphere. The wedding is going to be at 4:00 pm in March in Texas. The reception is at a location with a rustic atmosphere. Is it appropriate for the attendants to wear short dresses and if so should the mothers wear long dresses?
10/3/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Can I wear chocolate brown dress to my son's beach wedding in Hawaii in November? It is a t-length flowey dress?
9/26/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My stepson in getting married in Philadelphia in November at 2:00 PM followed by a reception at 6:00 PM. It is a Catholic ceremony with a full mass. The mother of the bride is wearing a long dress. My husband is his son's best man and will be wearing a tuxedo. Do I also need to wear a long dress?
9/22/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am getting married on October 25th at four o'clock. My colors are brown and pink (not light pink) with a hint of coral in the flowers. I am wearing an ivory gown and my bridesmaids are in a expresso tea legnth dress with ivory trim. My mom doesn't know what to wear. Can you help give us an idea with length and colors she should wear? The MOG may be wearing a brown dress with pink trim. Can the MOB still wear brown?
9/12/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married in December at a small chapel (40 - 50 guests) in Gatlinburg, TN. The wedding is at 4:00 followed by a reception dinner at a local lodge. She is wearing a white gown with apple red sash and the groom will be wearing a black tux. There is only a maid of honor (dress not picked yet), best man, flower girl (wearing long white dress with apple red trim), and ring bearer in the wedding party. I am concerned about the length of dress and color to wear. I purchased a lovely full length gown with off-white bodice and black satiny bottom half. It is sleeveless but comes with a bolero jacket with off-white cuffs. My daughter actually picked it from a few other choices but now I am having second thoughts. Will this be appropriate for the time of day and number of guests? Also I don't want the black color to say that I am not happy about the wedding.
9/11/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
my son and his girlfriend are having a very small intimate wedding ceremony at a garden gazebo in November and then a dinner later that day for 25 or so people. They want their guests to be comfortable because later on they will be having a larger celebration with additional family and friends, close to 100. I'm not sure what I should wear for the ceremony and dinner. Should I wear a simple dress, someone said not to wear anything black but am having difficulty trying to find something to wear. The mother of the bride is not sure what she should be wearing either. The weather will be somewhere around 75 to 85 degrees. We are not sure whether the dads should wear suits or jacket and tie.
9/8/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married for the second time the last of this month. He, the Best Man and the groomsmen are wearing champagne colored George Strait shirts and Wrangler Riata casual dark brown pants, brown boots or brown shoes. The bride is wearing an ivory dress. Her mother is wearing a champagne and brown pant suit. Her grandmother is wearing a pant suit. the bridesmaids are wearing dark brown dresses.
The wedding is outdoors at 10 A.M.
Please advise what I (his mother) should wear.
9/5/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My stepdaughter is getting married in the am in a small country church. Her colors are brown and ivory. She's wearing an ivory wedding dress. Her father and the groom are both wearing dark suits. As stepmother, what should I wear -- a dress???
8/28/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
what is the proper attire for stepmoms, MOB and MOG are wearing long dresses. Should you choose similar color of their dresses. Brides colors are brown and pink, I wanted to wear beige mid calf dress.
8/27/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I was thrilled to find this site. I am the MOG and having a difficult time selecting the color of my dress. Bride's dress is ivory with champagne highlights, bridesmaids a true gold,groomsmen in black tuxes with deep red tie and vest (rio red from men's warehouse), groom in black tux with rio gold vest. Flowers are red, orange, and ivory. MOB is wearing a bronze jacket and long black skirt. When shopping with the bride she selected a silk white jacket for me with long silk skirt; however, we cannot decide on skirt color, watters.com/dress_opoup.php?showiid=606. All my family is in the wedding. Should I choose a deep red/wine skirt, meadow green, spice, or cashmere or acorn. I don't want to look totally different unless I am supposed to or I may stand out in the family photo. What do you think for a November wedding? Thanks for the response as I must order in the next few days.
8/26/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married for the second time in September 2008 in Louisiana. The colors are Champagne and Chocolate. It is a morning wedding and informal. What color should I wear and is a pant suit o.k. Thank you for your advice.
8/25/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi, I am the MOB. My daughter is getting married outside on a patio by the ocean on Nov. 1 near Boston at 5:30 pm. Her bridesmaids are wearing short tangerine dresses and the groomsmen navy. I am 5'9, blonde hair, hazel eyes. I was wondering what color to wear and if it can be a short dress. My daughter thins it should be short. I originally thought it should be long. Thank you!
8/24/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
IF the brides maids are wearing rose petal and the mother of the bride is wearing a dark burgundy, what color should I wear?
8/23/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
What length dress is appropriate for the step-mom of the groom? The mom of the bride is wearing a full length dress
8/23/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
is wearing long gloves to a formal wedding in july for the mother of the groom appropriate. I love wearing the long gloves...they make me feel elegant.
8/23/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
if the brides coclrs are champagne and blac is it o.k. for the grooms mother to wear a sage green dress?
8/17/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in the East
in a few weeks. The ceremony is at noon. The bride's colors are raspberry and white. She has one attendant.
The men will be wearing suits. It is out of doors. I have bought a satin two piece dress with a jacket of cobalt blue, very plain but classic. MOB is wearing a strapless gown with a jacket in sage green. Does my dress sound like it will be okay?
8/16/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Is it proper for the mob to wear the same color as the mog.
8/15/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married at 1:30 in the afternoon. My dress is 3/4 length (white and black) and my shoes are open toed. Should I wear sheer black hose? or would it be okay to not wear hose? The wedding will be held in a large church and my son will be in his military uniform.
8/14/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married late September. The wedding is at 5:00 p.m. The Mother of the bride is wearing a long gown. The wedding is not really that formal. What should the length of my gown be? Is there a set rule for the length of my dress? A friend said that if the Mother of the bride wore floor length I should too.
8/14/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter's "formal" wedding date is October, 08. She will be wearing a white gown with a butter sash, the bridesmaids with be wearing brown with butter sashs as well. Both the MOG and myself have already chosen our gowns, she will be wearing a moss green gown and I have chosen a bisque gown, which is a pale beige yellow color. I'm now second guessing my choice to the point of panicking. Is this color too light for the MOB, as well as for an early October wedding? I had a difficult time finding a dress initially as I am 5'2" and weigh 100 lbs. Help!
8/12/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I live in Texas,but my son is getting married in Minnesota in October. The only advice I've gotten is that the mothers are going to wear long dresses, but not formal. It's going to be an afternoon church wedding.
8/7/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
What should mog wear to a casual morning wedding of son's second marriage? The wedding is a backyard affair.
8/4/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in mid October there colors are black and yellow. I bought a pink dress is this wrong? Would it be better to wear black he will be wearing a black suit. Really stressed out please help.
8/4/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My Grandaughter will be married in late fall. It will be an evening garden wedding, with reception to follow. There are quite a few attendants in the wedding. The girls will wear long gowns, MOB will wear a long gown, Groom and his attendants will wear black suits instead of a tux. I have no idea what the MOG is wearing. My question is what do you think I should wear? Hopefully, you don't say a gown. Thank you.
7/30/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married in Sept. she will be in ivory, bridesmaid are in 3/4 black dresses. I purchased a navy blue dress and the mog puchased apple green. Will we clash.
7/29/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
The MOG is planning to wear a short belted dress for an afternoon wedding. The MOB was planning to wear a more formal long dress. Should the MOB return her dress for a short less formal dress?
7/28/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married. Is it inappropriate for my mother (grandmother) to wear a long cream/off white dress? My mother is 78 years old. Maybe wearing a shawl, in a fall color, would work. The wedding is Sept. 13th @ 5:45 p.m. and is formal. The bride is wearing ivory.
7/28/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter will be married in 4/09. The bridesmaids will be wearing victorian lilac long gowns. What color should the mob where? I am 61 yrs. old, 5'2'', and about 150 lbs., also being top heavy and without much of a defined waist. What would be the best and most flattering style of dress for me to look for?
7/26/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married August the 9, it is a formal wedding I have purchased a Mauve colored gown and I am trying to find the right shoes to wear with the dress.
7/26/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Since I placed an order for a cm couture dark brown (expresso) strapless gown with a bolero jacket for my daughter's wedding in November 08 in New York , I have been unsure if I made the right choice. I picked this color from a color chart which is so difficult. Her bridesmaids are wearing copper bronze gowns, so I thought I should compliment the color but I have been really uneasy about the expresso brown thinking it will look black. What do you think? What other color could I have chose not that I can do anything about it now. its been one week since the order. thank you for your advice.
7/25/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am step MOG. Bride is wearing white strapless formal gown. Bridesmaids are wearing coral and brown and the groomsmen are wearing brown shirts with beige linen pants. MOB is wearing coral floor-length gown. Will I clash with the bride or look out of place with a strapless champagne floor-length gown?
7/25/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
MY SON IS GETTING MARRIED IN 2 WEEKS. THE COLORS ARE LIGHT BLUE AND BROWN. THE TUXES ARE BLACK BUT THE GROOM AND RING BARRIER HAVE BROWN VEST AND BRIDE HAS A BROWN BAND AROUND HER DRESS. AS MOTHER OF THE GROOM THE BRIDE REQUESTED THAT I WEAR A BROWN DRESS AND TO ADD MORE BROWN TO THE WEDDING THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE IS WEARING A NAVY DRESS IS THIS APPROPRIATE OR SHOULD I BE WEARING A DIFFERENT COLOR
7/25/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in a week and I am completely stressed over the dress! The colors are navy, black and white, but the bridesmaids dresses ended up being closer to royal. I bought a light blue long dress because the MOB said we should go lighter, and then she bought a navy dress. So now I bought a "midnight" dress that I love, but my son thinks it looks black! What to do? Thank you so much ~
7/23/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married on Aug. 16th at the Scottish Rite Cathedral - a very ornate, old, historical building. Ceremony is at 5:30 pm with a string quartet and a traditional ceremony. She had chosen fuschia bridesmaids dresses which have failed to arrive. She has now switched to black silk, floor length dresses that are quite elegant. Groom has all black tux, vest, long tie. Groomsmen will be in black with platinum vest and ties. MOG is in black by choice. Flowers will still be in shades of fuschia, pink, yellow, white, etc. I had chosen a champagne floor length dress (which is also not arriving- LONG story) as I didn't want to wear black to my daughter's wedding. Now with the bridesmaids dresses changing and not having a dress, I need to make a quick choice of something else. I have found a beautiful black satin, stapless dress that daughter approves of and everyone "loves." I am planning to wear a black and silver scarf/shawl over my shoulders for ceremony. Can I wear black. Does it convey a message of sorrow that I do not want to convey? I am considering the pictures that will be taken and want to blend well. Silver or platinum and shades of pink are out - I have red hair and they simply do not look good on me. Thank you for your advice.
7/23/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Help, I need your expert advise very quickly. My daughter's wedding is November,08. New Jeersey. It will be a formal church/reception Saturday night affair., The bridesmaids gowns are copperish brown color. Can I wear a bluish greyish irredescent gown. sometimes it casts of a greyish greenish. I ordered the dark brown irridescent which is very expresso from a color swatch 2 days ago, and I'm getting so nervous thinking it will look like a black gown!! Did I make the better choice. It is a very elegant strapless gown with a bolero jacket and it comes with s shawl also. but only was displayed in the gray blue color so any other color had to be picked from the swatch chart . I wrote to you yesterday but did not mention the grey blue gown. thank you so much for your quick reply. I'm losing sleep over my decision.
7/22/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi!

My daughter is getting married this summer. Her ceremony is outside in the Colorado Mtns. She's in a formal wedding dress and the guys and my husband are in tuxes. The reception is in a Historic Lodge. I originally was going to get a light/medium tea length gown but the boutique owner recommended I get a long gown. She thought formal since my husband is in a tux plus she thought long was better on me. I'm only 5'3. I always thought tea length is better for a shorter person. No??? The 6 bridemaids are wearing med. green and 6 juniors are wearing light pink. The green dresses have a hankerchief hem and tea length. Pink ones have a straight hem with tea length for the younger girls. Boutique owner recommended I wear cranberry because the color looks good on me and it complements the bridesmaids. I'm worried cranberry might be too dark for a summer wedding. Is it? Also, the MOG totally went a different direction. Light pink, handerchief hem and lots of sparkles and beads.
7/21/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughters wedding is in November 08 New Jersey formal evening affair. I am stressing very much with a gown I ordered in a very dark chocolate brown. almost expresso in a taffeta material. Is that color acceptable? I picked the color from a color swatch chart and it is so difficult to visualize the gown in the color. The bridesmaids are wearing floor length color called apple cider like a bronze brown.
7/20/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hello please help! I have one daughter -- getting married July 09. MOG already selected her dress and color I am just beginning to look. Maids are wearing OASIS with white sashes; MOG selected NAVY --- am I WRONG to be upset that MOG did not wait for me? Thanks-- am looking at many colors, possibly slate or silver, or blues as well as i have Blue eyes. Pink is also an option my daughter and I discussed.
7/16/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is gettin married in September. Her colors are silver and navy. Her wedding is an afternoon church wedding. What would be an appropriate color and length of dress for me to wear? I have picked out a floor length formal navy dress to wear.
7/7/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the step mother of the groom. They are getting married on in August at 4 in the afternoon. Their colors are Black, Ivory, Cabernet & Gold. The MOG is wearing Rasperberry. I need to some idea for what color of dress I should wear. I have not the first clue. Please help
7/4/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
As the step mother of the groom, would a black dress be appropriate if the bridesmaids are wearing black, the mother of the bride wearing navy, mother of the groom wearing brown? If black is inappropriate, which color would be best?
6/29/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi,
My daughter is getting married June 5 and it is a garden wedding. Their colors are some shade of teal. My question is dress length? or is a formal pant suit suitable? The wedding is at 6:30 PM. Any help would be appreciated. The bridesmaids will probably wear floor length gowns.
6/20/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married in September. The bridesmaids are wearing yellow. What color should I wear?
6/18/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi, I am the step mother of the groom, The mothers are wearing long dresses to the wedding. My Husband wants me to wear long, since he will be in a tux.
This is not my sons day and I dont want to
take anything away from his Mother. I don't know what to wear ????
Please help!!!
The wedding is at noon at a church. then dinner at 5p.m
6/13/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married, it is a formal wedding that will be outside 8:30 in the evening.Is it ok for me the mother of the groom to wear black
6/11/2008 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married in early May at 6:00 pm. It's a church ceremony and she's wearing a long, traditional wedding gown. Her attendants' dresses are knee length. Is it okay for me to wear a floor length dress? Also, is strapless okay for mother of the bride?
Thanks so much!
12/31/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the MOB. The wedding is outdoors at a golf/country club at 5pm in April. My daughter is wearing a formal gown and her attendants are wearing long periwinkle dresses. What would be the appropriate attire for me ?
12/30/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am mother of the bride. The wedding will be a spring afternoon outdoor wedding. I am undergoing chemotherapy and the doctor doesn't want my face exposed to the sun's rays. Is it appropriate for me to wear a rimmed hat or is that reserved only for the bride.
12/26/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
MY daughter is getting married next June, her colors are glass green and a pastel blue...what color should I , the mother of the bride wear? I simply can't decide..thanks
12/17/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married 10/04/08, the colors of her wedding are Lilac and Victorian Lilac. As the MOB what style of dress would be appropriate since I am 5' and wear about a size 8-10,
I am trying to work out and lose the extra weight before the wedding. My daugther is top heavy but she's 5'6", and her dress is beautiful, I just wan to look nice for her and feel comfortable.
12/13/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married in May 2008. The bridesmaids are wearing navy. Any color and style ideas for MOB who is 5'1" and somewhat overweight? HELP!
12/8/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi I am the step mother of the bride and dont have a clue what to wear, father of the bride will be wearing a brown tux. the wedding is in march and in greenbay wi (COLD) I want to wear something classy that cover my arms and also cocktail length. The brides maid dresses are megenta and( mint or seafoam) cocktail length
12/7/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married January 26th at 5 p.m. The bride is wearing beige and the bridesmaids are wearing wine. Men are in all black. I found a really pretty black skirt this a silk beige blouse. Is this inappropriate?
12/4/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the stepmother of the bride. She is having a 2 p.m. wedding and the mob will be there but is not remarried. Her dress is somewhat formal and blue. The bridemaids are in street length burgundy dresses. I don't know but assume I will be in the 2nd row. What do I wear?
12/3/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
son's getting married Jan. 5. MOB has been waiting to buy her dress b/c she's on a diet. the bride told me to go ahead and get mine- she didn't care what color or style, but MOB is wearing tea length. Found a dress that my mom and salesperson said was "the one". It's a simple, but classy halter. MOB found her dress this week, but it's a skirt and a jacket with 3/4 length sleeves. She is 56-58yrs. old. I am 43. I am petite-5' & wear a size 4- and MOB is much larger. I am panicking b/c I don't want to seem out of place or make anyone else feel uncomfortable. I tried it on for my son and he loved it. Is it okay for me to wear this dress?
11/28/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the step mother of the groom. The MOB is wearing champagne, the MOG is wearing mauve. The bridesmaids are wearing a deep blue. My dress is a midnight blue. Is my color o.k. or is it too close to the bridesmaids color? There isn't another color I can think of that would blend.
11/24/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married in May 08. Her bridesmaids are wearing black tea length dresses, fushia shoes, flowers, jewelry. Junior bridesmailds (2), are wearing fushia dresses, and the bride and flower girl in ivory. What do you think of these colors? What color do you recommend the MOB and MOG wear?
11/16/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
please answer asap. my stepson is and his fiance is getting married on a cruise ship nov. 12,07 before it departs. my husband is best man and will be wearing a tux like my stepson. the bride will be wearing long gown. my husband and myself will be going on the cruise as well as husbands parents, stepsons grandparents. the grand mog will be wearing a green 2 piece floral floor outfit. the bride's mother will not be able to attend. The mog will be wearing a short baby blue suit. she will not be going on the cruise. i do not know what her husband will be wearing. the bride wants me to wear a copper gown. will this be appropriate. we will also have pictures made of family together. please help me.
11/1/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My step son is getting married in October and the wedding is formal. The bride's.bride maid's and MOB dresses are all floor length. My husband will be wearing a tux. would it be oK to wear a floor length dress? The bride's dress is white, MOB dress is Beige, The Bride's maid dresses are chocolate brown. Would a brown floor lenght dress be Ok if it is not styled at all like the bride's maid dresses.
9/10/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married September 15th. The bride is wearing a white gown, my son will be in a black w/white shirt tux. The groomsmen will be wearing black w/black shirt tuxes, bridesmaids are wearing burnt orange. The MOB is wearing a short black halter type dress. Bride says not too fancy but maybe has some type of bead either in middle under or under bust. I am 5'0" tall, 130 lbs. and have found a V-neck w/rauching, sleeveless (has ties at top) black/camel lace dress (black liner with camel lace (roses) trimmed in black on top). Still having trouble with wearing any black (some family members think it is tacky!) Is this dress appropriate, other than being lace, it is plain (has no sparkle). My shoes are black cross over sandals with tiny rinestones.
9/9/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married on nov 18 in miami beach by the sea, it will be at 5pm w/the reception following indoors till ? the brides dress or I s/say the theme color is ivory and the accent in sort of orange I 'm 190 bls and 5"4 she sugested a pant suit as we will be bare footed for the ceremony and a panty hose is out of ?. What color do you suggest ?
8/27/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am MOG. My son is getting married late Nov. The bridesmaids are wearing wine, the groomsmen black with wine vests except fathers and their vests are gold. I have no idea what type or color of dress to wear. This is a formal 3:00 wedding with dinner and reception to follow. I have asked bride and groom for suggestions or advice and they just say wear what you want. I'm lost. Do you have any suggestions. I have asked what MOB is wearing and get no answers.
8/26/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hello gentlemen,
My step-son is getting married at 2:00 in the afternoon and the bride has requested that we wear black. I am 5'9" and overweight, size 22. Do you think a pant suit with flowly pants would be ok? Any advise will be appreciated.
Help please, wedding is real soon! Thanks so much.
8/18/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am MOG for a quickly approaching evening wedding (September 2007). The groom and some of the groomesmen will be in Marine Corp "Blue-White" dress uniform (blue jacket, white pants); other groomesmen will be in black tuxes. The bride is wearing white and the bridesmaids are wearing long black dresses. The MOG is wearing a long chocolate brown (almost black) spaghetti strap dress with a short sheer jacket; her dress has some gold/beige embellishment on it. I know I need to wear a long dress. Ah, but so many questions after that: are both strapless and halter dresses out of the question; I guess solid black is out of the question since the bridesmaids are wearing that; can I wear a dress with a champagne bodice and a black bottom; what about a print; is a muted white/black leopard print (tadashi) out of the question; can I wear a white blouse and a black shirt????

Your thoughts would be appreciated
8/17/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the MOB and wanted to know what color gown I should wear to my daughter's wedding. The wedding is Sept 29th and her colors are wine and ivory. I found a gown in a blush color, which I would say looks peach or light pink. Is this appropriate for early fall or should I go with something darker? If it's ok to go with the blush gown....what color shoes? Thanks!
8/17/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I NEED your help help! Our son is getting married in September. The MOB is having her dress made -- pool blue (mid-length). I have spent months looking for something to compliment her dress but haven't had any luck. What do you suggest? Can I wear black?

Running out of time!
8/8/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My wife and I are going to her son'r wedding 9/29/07. She looks SMOKIN in a chocolate knee length, sleevelesss A-line dress with 2" wide straps. She needs a couple more for rehearseal dinner and a kinda fancy party. At 52 years old, 5'7" @156, she a little thick in the middle;not fat by any stretch, and is concerned by it. A great diet and excercise program dropped 35 lbs. yet she still concerend by all the fitted,snug bodice dresses. Any help on what style would compliment such a hot bod?
8/5/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My fiance and I are having a simple church ceremony with a casual city park reception on a Saturday afternoon in September. The bridesmaids have tea-length dresses, and I made their jewelry, as well as my own. My mother bought a lovely pale pink two-piece dress that has a little bit of sparkle near the neckline. I offered to make her a necklace and earrings so she wouldn't have to spend $30-50 at the store, and she agreed. Well, I sent her pictures of the completed items, and she doesn't like them and doesn't think they're "sparkly enough." I think she wants to be much more formal than needed, and I don't want her to end up feeling too dressed up. I can let her go buy her own jewelry and be OK with that and let her make her own decisions, but my feelings are a bit hurt by her response. How can I explain that the pieces I designed are appropriate for the casual-ish nature of the event?
8/1/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married October 13, the bridesmaids are wearing a chocolate dress with a black sash and the mob is wearing a deep red (believe it is called cinnamon) long dress. What color could I wear to compliment that and do I also have to wear a long dress?

Thanks
7/29/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My 26 year old Step Daughter is getting married on a Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. Her maid of honor & bridesmaids are wearing black tea length dresses and all the men in the wedding party are wearing black tuxs. The wedding colors are fushia, black and white. Unfortunately the MOB hasn't decided what she's going to wear and communication lines aren't open. Can you please tell me what color and style dress would be appropriate for me to wear? Thanks so much!!
7/29/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the Mother of the Bride. My daughter has chosen wine as her wedding color . Could you please help me in choosing a color for my dress that would compliment wine. I am having a very hard time deciding this.
7/29/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the MOG, the bride is wearing a white gown with apple red trim, bridesmaids are wearing apple red. The MOB has not decided what color to wear and I am on a deadline to order my dress because I need extra length. The groom is wearing a black tux with an apple red vest and tie. Mu husband's tux is all black. I found a gown totally different in style but simple black. The wedding is emi formal, the gown is floor length and it is basic black. Is black acceptable?
7/26/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in August. On the invitation "causal attire". Now the groom's party is wearing just suits. The two bridemaids are wearing long dresses. It is a five minute cermony on the balcony of a club on the beach. othing fancy. The colors they have are pink and brown. MOB has chosen a long dress. I would like to wear a champange shell and dressy lacy blouse (same color) with a satin tie with very nice dress pants (meduim brown) with very strappy sandals. It is a beautiful outfit. My son and future daughter in law thinks it is just fine. My other daughter in law says I should wear a dress.... Help!
7/25/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi Matthew and Bruce,here is my question,what should the mother of the groom wear to a blacktie wedding?
This is urgent as my son is getting married month.
Many thanks in advance.
7/14/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Is long black dress with white shawl appropriate for mog to wear?
Was told it was appropriate when groom and groomsmen were wearing black tuxes
7/12/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
MOB is wearing a brown satin strapless gown to the 3 o clock wedding. Bridesmaids are in tea length cinnamon satin. The wedding is indoors and it is a very plain venue (it isnt a church, home or hotel and there will be only one flower arrangement). I (MOG) chose a green (soft citrus-darker than a pastel, lighter than grass) linen sheath with fitted jacket with embroidery around edges of jacket only-satin thread same color as dress (dress length is about four inches below my knee and Im tall), For the reception (country club, buffet, sitdown) I will lose the jacket in favor of a open weave wrap the color of the dress (threads the satiny type of the embroidery on jacket). Handbag is green satin.

My husband (father of the groom) and I are reading at the wedding. I didnt want to attempt moving around a podium, seat, etc in a gown. I didnt agree with a floor length gown at a 3 oclock ceremony either.

Did I pick an inappropriate dress?

Are patent camel slingbacks, fairly high heels, OK?
7/11/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in July. It is a 4:00 wedding. I found a formal very pretty outifit with pants that are long and flowing. I am overweight and look better in pants. The bride didn't seem to mind. Would this be ok
5/28/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
MY SON IS GETTING MARRIED IN OCTOBER AT A 1:00 CHURCH CEREMONY. THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE HAS PICKED HER DRESS AND IS A SLEEVELESS LONG BUTTERCREAM COLOR. THE BRIDESMAIDS COLORS ARE A DEEP BURGANDY. WOULD A PALE SAGE COLOR GO WELL WITH THOSE COLORS. ALSO MY MAIN QUESTION IS DOES MY DRESS NEED TO BE LONG SINCE HERS IS OR WOULD TEA LENGHT BE OK. THANKS SO MUCH.
5/22/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in Aug in the mid to late afternoon outdoors in Colorado. I am at a loss as what to wear. I am overweight and do not feel comfortable in anything that reveals my large bust. What do you suggest.
5/20/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
The wedding party (including mob & husband, fob & wife, mog who's husband adopted groom when only 5 years old) will be very formal in attire. The situation is grooms biological father has had little to no contact with him, but agreed to help pay very small portion of wedding, therefore when asked by my future daughter-in-law if we should tell biological & wife we are dressing formal i didn't know what to say. Can you offer any suggestions?
5/19/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the MOG, The wedding will be a garden wedding the MOB is wearing a champagne colored dress as well as the bride and bridesmaids. What would be a complimenting color for me to wear.
5/19/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the MOB and the wedding will be July 1 in a small country church with reception afterward at a hotel in a town several miles away. She is wearing an ivory strapless satin gown with cafe trim and bustle inserts and the bridesmaids are wearing simple crepe sage floor length gowns. The flowers are pink. I want to wear a periwinkle 3 piece crepe gown having flared palazzo with crepe overlay. The sheer jacket is crepe over a tank blouse. All pieces having slight beading. The outfit is light and airy. I am over 55. Would this be appropriate?
1/1/2007 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
What is appropriate dress for the mother of the groom at an informal summer beach wedding?
12/31/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter's wedding will be at 6:00 pm in early spring. She is wearing a strapless gown with silver beading. The bridesmaids will be wearing a silver dress, possibly accented with sage green. I don't know the length of those dresses. Should I stay in the silver family or choose a color, such as green? Should I wear a full length or a tea length?
Thanks,
12/30/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Should the mother inlaw to be wear a white dress to my daughters wedding ?
12/29/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the mob -the wedding is 7/21 in the evening. the bridesmaids are wearing black. would it be appropriate for me to wear a deep burgundy color or would it be too fallish. Would copper work?
12/5/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the MOB and my daughter is getting married October 20, 2007 at 4:00 with a 5:30 reception at a country club. It's a church wedding - she is wearing a white sort of Greek Style long fitting gown and the attendants are wearing either tea length or long gowns in tea rose or a coral color. I am wondering if it is appropriate for the MOB to wear a strapless gown or what style and also what color do you suggest. I don't want it to look like I am going to the prom or too over dressed.
12/5/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
my son is getting married dec. 30th at 2:00 pm this is partial formal son is getting married in is dress army uniform her dress is white, she has one maid of honor and he has best man. is it permissible for me to wear a 2 piece dress. main body of dress is black; has a jacket with partially shiny colors with green? is black a negative thing for the wedding?
12/3/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I need your advice. My future mother-in-law's dress choices are bothering me. My wedding is going to be very elegant...bridemaid dresses are champagne and pink strapless a-line and my mother has not even started looking for a dress. The groom's mother's first choice is a navy, flashy "Vanna White" style gown. She has now changed her mind and has picked a long white dress. How can I tactful ask her a) not to and b) wait for my mother to pick a dress?
11/28/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am a new stepmom (6 months). At my stepson's formal wedding MOB and MOG are wearing floor length dresses. Should I do the same? My preference is a MOG tea length dress.
7/5/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is marrying in La Jolla, Ca in July at 3:00 p.m. and attire is semi formal.
The bride's mother is wearing red and so is the wedding party. I am not not partial to red. I purchased an ivory ankle length dress to complement her dress but I am not sure if the color I picked is the correct (one thinking of the bride). Also, do you think I need another dress for the 6:00 reception? What color? Thank you for your advice.
6/25/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married in Sept. 06. I am a full size woman and very proportioned. 6ft tall, 54 size hips. I love my future son-in-law and could not have ask for a better one. I have picke a black evening gown to wear to the wedding. I love the way it fits and how I look in it. Some friends say that it would be disrespectful to him if I wore black because it would send a message that I dont like him and this is not the case. I want to do what is right. The colors of the wedding is royal purple and lilac. I am just so aware of my size. Please give me peace of mind
5/18/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the mother of the bride, the wedding date is in may 2007, I have been looking everywhere for the right dress for the wedding, it is an out door wedding in texas so it could very possible be HOT!! that day, so I was looking for something cool but still very fashisonible and eligant, nothing old lady looking, and everything I have found makes me look like and old lady. I am in my mid 40's. do I have to ware a long dress?
5/16/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in Oct. 2006. The mother of the bride wants to wear a pant suit. Could I wear a tea length dress? If not what should I wear.
5/7/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the step mother of 22 years and divorced his dad. I want to attend his Friday afternoon wedding. His dad has a new girlfriend and an ex-wife (mother to Brian). What is appropriate to waer and should I go through the church receiving line
5/4/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My step-daughter is getting married at 5:30 on a Saturday afternoon. The wedding is in a small church with a reception at the country club. Nothing is going to be really formal at all. Bridesmaids are wearing fushia, MOB is wearing pale pink. The dress I have in mind is cream but not formal length. Does that sound ok?
5/3/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the mother of the bride for an evening wedding in June. The wedding is being held in the Islands. If I am wearing an evening gown do I wear gloves and what other accessories would be approprate?
5/1/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I'm getting married outdoors July 29th. My mom bought the a MOB dress and I HATE IT...well I don't hate the dress. I HATE the color. What's the rule on color, should she be matching me? The maid of honor??? I'm trying to diplomatically tell her I hate the color,but she's in love with the dress....
5/1/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in October. The wedding colors are Blackberry and Sage. While it is a traditional wedding, the bride has requested a 40s theme. Her mother is wearing a plum skirt/jacket with her hair up in a 40's look. I am at a loss...I have no idea what a 40s look entails or even what color is blackberry! What do you suggest I wear?
5/1/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married in Aug.
She is wearing Ivory, bridesmaids are wearing celadon, and flowers are in the purple family. What color should I wear?
I wore periwinkle to my other daughters wedding and really don't want to wear it for this wedding. Some ideas kicking around are silver or champagne.. What do you thinK?????? HELP...............
3/21/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
What is 'right' color for the Mother of the Bride to wear. Her colors are pink and I would like to wear pink, but have been told a more neutral color(champagne) would be better. What do you think? Thanks
3/21/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My step daughter is getting married in Raleigh, NC, June 3, 2:00 pm. It is a church wedding with a reception for 150 @ a local country club. Her mother is deceased, so what should I wear?
3/20/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughters wedding is in Feb, her dress is white and her colors are red silver and white. I have bought a floor lenght dress in a creamish color that has some light embrodery in sliver and grey and a few small beads and rhinestones. Will this be ok? It has small sleeves over the shoulder. The girls are all wearing a soft shade of red for the dresses .
Thanks in advance,
1/23/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I have a questions regarding proper attire for a rehearsal dinner. My stepson is getting married on May 10, 2006 and we live in Houston, Texas where it is very warm at that time of year. My husband and I have no communication with his former wife and very little communication with the bride's parents in order to determine the formality and location of the rehearsal supper. By way of background, the bride's parents are very wealthy and the wedding will be a formal, 7:00 p.m. ceremony at the country club. I am wondering if you could give me some direction as to proper attire for a wedding rehearsal dinner as I will have very little advance notice from the bride's parents. I am considering wearing a sleeveless dress suitable for church or perhaps a simple black crepe sleeveles knee-length dress suitable for church or a less formal cocktail party. Please respond as soon as possible.

Thank you very much for your assistance.
1/3/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter will be "officially" married in a local civil ceremony, then have a casual commitment ceremony on the beach in Mexico to which they have invited close friends and family. As mother of the bride what would be appropriate attire for the beach ceremony?
1/3/2006 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married at the beginning of June 2006 in South Lake Tahoe. It is an evening wedding which will take place outdoors at a golf course. Reception is indoors in the clubhouse. I am having a hard time picking a dress. I am being told over and over again that black is in for the mother of the bride. At first I didn't like the idea, however, so far the dresses I like are either in black or expresso and are all long in length. The bridemaids colors are pearl pink. Thanks for your help.
12/31/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Thank you for the great web site. It is so helpful. My question is as MOB. My only daughter is getting married June 06 at 6:00 pm. The engagement was announced May 05. The MOG bought her dress (gold color) immediately. My daughter is wearing a strapless white gown. The bridal party have black gowns with a pink insert at the top of the dress. Flowers are different shades of pink. Tux are black with pink vest. My daughter chose a brown, sleeveless satin gown with gold and brown shades of glitter on the top for me. The dress looks great on me (I am 5'4' 127 lbs.) I am concerned about the color, will this work? I want this to be a beautiful day for my daughter. Thank you for your help.
12/30/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the mother of the groom and would like to know what is the right color to wear for an evening wedding (the bridesmaids are wearing red dresses). Also, is T-length or staggered hems appropriate? Or should I stick with the traditional long dress/skirt length? This is an Italian wedding to take place in December of 2006.
12/29/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Our son is being married in Hawaii in June. The ceremony will be on the beach at 5 p.m. What attire do you recommend for a 55 yr. old, 5'-4" size 12? (large bust, short-waisted, upper arms are not best feature).
12/26/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Wew...I feel a lot better! At least I was on the right track in deciding the color for "mother of the bride" and my dress. And, as far as going with an up-do hair do goes, thanks...I have styled my own hair up for twenty-five years, almost everyday, so that should be very unstressful. Yes, I do wear my hair down a couple days a week to give it a rest, but putting it up is very fast, easy and classy! Thank you so much for your advice and encouragement and I'll let you know how things are going or how they turn out. Hmm...guess I keep learning new things/Very Sincerely~ Mama Watts/mother of the bride :)
11/28/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Wew...I feel a lot better! At least I was on the right track in deciding the color for "mother of the bride" and my dress. And, as far as going with an up-do hair do goes, thanks...I have styled my own hair up for twenty-five years, almost everyday, so that should be very unstressful. Yes, I do wear my hair down a couple days a week to give it a rest, but putting it up is very fast, easy and classy! Thank you so much for your advice and encouragement and I'll let you know how things are going or how they turn out. Hmm...guess I keep learning new things/Very Sincerely~ Mama Watts/mother of the bride :)
11/28/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married late Aug at a B&B outdoors, early evening. I would call the style, elegant rustic. Not western. I don't know what to wear. Sundress, pantsuit, MOB dresses I find online all look uncomfortable and not at all my style. Either dowdy or really sexy. I am uncomfortable "dressing up". Comfortable shoes to me are running shoes, merrell's, loafers, etc. Colors are not definite yet. I just look at dresses online, and I am dreading picking one. Help!
11/19/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married late Aug at a B&B outdoors, early evening. I would call the style, elegant rustic. Not western. I don't know what to wear. Sundress, pantsuit, MOB dresses I find online all look uncomfortable and not at all my style. Either dowdy or really sexy. I am uncomfortable "dressing up". Comfortable shoes to me are running shoes, merrell's, loafers, etc. Colors are not definite yet. I just look at dresses online, and I am dreading picking one. Help!
11/19/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
First time mother of the bride! Our oldest daughter of four children is getting married March 2006 at 2:00 in the afternoon here in California at our home church, which my husband pastors. All of us ladies dress very modest, with skirts no shorter than about two inches above the ankle, yet stylish and the brides gowln has a chaple lenghth train and is beaded at the top, along with long sleeves. Being this is the first time I have ever had any of our children to be married, I want to be sure and feel confident that everything is done in proper order of course; who wouldn't...right? So, the bride wanted royal blue for her bridesmaids, but has settled on navy blue due to the lack of modest dresses found in the other color. I pretty much know what styles I can or cannot wear and what colors seem more flattering for me, but am not sure if the colors will work well for a March wedding or even what colors I should wear to compliment the rest of the wedding party. Unfortunately, the mother of the groom does not seem too motivated to get together (perhaps due to being out of town for part of the reason) and coordinate one with another, so as to not have us both looking awkward or odd, therefore I am soloing it sort of speak. My skin color, very true blue eyes, natural brown, golden red and lightly streaked silver and never dyed, long 44 year old hair (not sure if I shoud wear my hair up or down...the brides will be down) seem to be complimented best with the colors blue, green, red, deep purple, fusha pink or black. Hmm...but I keep seeing all these wedding magazines showing "mother of the bride" in off white, ivory, silver or gray? What exactly is the mother of the bride suppose to wear anyway or am I fretting over nothing? Sorry I have unloaded so many tivial questions upon you, but you seem like you may have more knowledge in this area than I! I not only want to please the bride, but I am also the pastors wife (the one who is performing the ceremony, the brides father/my only husband of 25 years) and I do not want to bungle this event. Ah, just when we think we are old enough and know so much, we find we still can learn even more! Thank you in advance for helping to clear my mind in these areas and I hope your advice will help with the next three children, when they decide to join in marriage.
11/6/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Dear Wedding Guys, My daughter is getting married in April. She is altering the gown that I got married in. It is no longer as white as it use to be. It isn't yellow either. It looks like Ivory with white appliques on it. The bridesmaids are wearing periwinkle. The quetion is what color would be appropriate for the mother of the bride to wear?
10/24/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
If my daughter's bridesmaids are wearing tea length dresses for the wedding and reception..is it acceptable for me to wear a floor length gown?
10/23/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
M
y son is getting married Nov.12,2005 He will be wearing a black tux. His bride is wearing white,her mother is deceased. There will be no wedding party only the bride's two young daughters who will be wearing plum.Will it be ok for me(MOG) to wear a long black dress? If it has any bearing on my choice of colors,Irecently lost my husband,3 months.He was not my sons father. Please help!!
10/9/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
my son is getting married at 4:30 in the eveining in doors in march. The wedding colors are red and black. I don't know what the mother of the bride is wearing. What can I wear?
10/1/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My step daughter is getting married in a very informal wedding chapel wedding in Las Vegas in November. I have no idea what to wear. I want to be nicley dressed but I do not want to be over dressed.
9/23/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married Oct. 1, 2005, 3:00pm in an outdoor wedding. Men in black suits, bride in floorlength strapless white gown. Bridesmaids in citrus green halter tops over white knee length skirts, all with red roses. The MOB is wearing light blue. I have a lavender suit but I would rather wear a black flip skirt with a magenta tafetta 3/4 length sleeve blouse and black satin pumps. Which should I wear?
9/23/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting maried on Sunday November 27th, the wedding is at 2pm (very old church in rural Maine)and the reception to follow about 3pm. The bridesmaids are wearing cranberry and the wedding color's are cranberry and a sort of pearl white. My question is what should I wear? Can I wear a floral skirt set in cranberry or is a solid color more acceptable? Is a pale pink (organza)or champange suit or jacket dress a better choice or are the color's wrong for a fall wedding? Thank's in advance for any help you can give me...
9/20/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My step daughter is getting married and she is 26yrs old. The bridesmaids are wearing short black cocktail dresses and the mother of the bride is wear a long black halter style dress with a diamond broach. I am 5'2" and 145lb and a 38D size. What should I wear that would be appropriate for my age, size, and status?
9/14/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am the step-mother of the groom and I don't know what kind of dress to wear. The wedding is Sunday 10/23/05. It will be outdoors overlooking a lake. The reception follows in the manor house overlooking the lake. The bride is wearing a designer satin gown and the bridesmaids are wearing satin full length lavender gowns. Groom and groomsmen will be in formal tux's.
The wedding is at noon and the reception follows both indoors and out immediately after the ceremony.
What would you suggest for a late autumn noon-afternoon wedding both indoors and out? I rate myself an "F" when it comes to etiquette especially for weddings. Please help me not make a fool of myself!
9/3/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
HELP!!
February 2PM wedding in Iowa. Bridesmaids color is red; black tux. MOB is in long navy blue. MOG in blue. As SMOG can I wear street length black? Please provide suggestions! First time family wedding. Thanks a bunch!
9/2/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I need advice for my MOB outfit. Wedding is formal, 6pm, garden wedding, April 8, 2006, in Va. - it could be a bit cool. Daughter (the bride) is wearing ivory. Bridesmaids are wearing navy satin. Yellow will be used in flowers. I look good in navy and am thinking of making a navy wool crepe 3-piece outfit- long A-line skirt; short-sleeve, waist length fitted top; and a jacket of some sort with pearl jewelry.
My ?s:
1- should I wear gloves? white?
2- what other color(s) and/or styles would have simple lines and look elegent (my colors are in the warm palate - coral, turquoise, camel, etc.)? I'm 5'4" and wear a size 12, blonde hair, green eyes. I'd love to wear something that reflects current styles.
Many, many thanks. Your web site rocks.
8/24/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married in Atlanta at 1:00. It will be a church ceremony. The bridesmaids are wearing mid length/tea length cranberry dresses. The MOB, when asked, said "don't worry about what I wear, just buy what you want". I would prefer to wear a long gown...what do you think since the MOB is not giving me any info on her dress?
8/19/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi there!
I am hoping you will help me.
My daughter is being married in a very informal outdoor wedding in mid September in Maine on a covered bridge. She is wearing along simple ivory dress and her fiance is wearing a black suit, yellow shirt,and yellow striped tie. Her father and I are divorced and remarried. We are both presenting her to her future husband. I have purchased a simple black dress for the occasion and will be wearing black satin pumps that have a gold thread running through them. My daughter loves the idea but I just would like your opinion. I have lovely gold jewelry to liven the dress up. Please tell me what you think. Thankyou, in advance.
8/19/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Gentlemen, My daughter is getting married at 10:30 am on November 22. reception at 12 noon. The bridesmaids are in latte, floor length, off the sholder, with big chunky necklaces in shades of brown, my daughter in cream. The outfit i have in mind is this: Very dressy cream silk blazer with matching fitted shell, champagne straight long skirt with champagne closed toe strap heels and a champagne flower pin on lapel to bring the color up toward my face (blazer worn open) very catherine hepern. Question is, is it ok to wear two different colors, everything i see out there is very matchy, matchy, and does this outfit sound good to you or not dressey enough. By the way the mother of the groom is wearing full champagne from head to toe. My thought process was that champagne complements latte and as mother of the bride i would be a little bit of the bride and the mother of the groom thus having a flow. thank you
8/15/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married Oct. 1 Her colors are black and white and carrying red roses. Is black an appropriate color for the brides mother and what length? Does the groom's mother need to coordinate dresses with the brides mother. She thinks the color black would be like attending a funeral. Help please.
8/9/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
I am a slighlty overweight lady and feel very akward in a evening gown and my daughters wedding is at night. Would it be tacky if I wore a nice sequined pant suit? My daughter says it's ok. I don't want to look out of place.
8/2/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Is it appropriate for Mother of the groom not to wear a full length gown or dress to evening wedding? I am petite and long dresses look weird on me.
7/25/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married on the beach although it is a fairly formal wedding. My wife, (I am the mother of the bride) is insisting on wearing white or off-white to the wedding. She says she wore off white for her duaghters wedding before we met 12 years ago and no one said it was wrong. I told her it was wrong then and it is wrong now to do anything that takes attention away from the bride.
7/12/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter and I had selected an Ivory Suit with a cut out hem line which I figured I could match with a shell to her wedding party. The Bridesmaides are wearing a sage dress with a off-white sash. I have selected a sage shell but not in the exact color. She now seems to be changinging her mind. My Mother bought me a black evening gown with a matching jacket, but I don't think it is appropriate for a afternoon wedding at the church. What should I do now. Neither outfit seems to fit your ettiquette guide.
6/26/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My daughter is getting married in July and I need your advice on what to wear. It will be a church ceremony at 4:30. The bridesmaid are wearing pale yellow floor length gowns and the guys are in traditional tuxes. The mother of the groom is wearing a black pant suit but I'm looking at a pastle maybe pink or light blue knee length dress. I want to be comfortable but am I going too casual?
6/26/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
Hi!
Great web wed site!!! My daughter is getting married the latter part of November, her bridesmaids are wearing navy blue and silver. My question is obvious just like the other MOB's what on earth color should I wear? We live in central California the weather will be cool. I originally thought about an ice blue (very light) but have changes my mind thinking cranberry(not quite red) , navy, or a deep wine color. I am blonde blue eyed and 46(ugh) years old. Also type of shoe? Strappy or closed toe. The style of dress ins floor lenght some beading detail with a bolero type jacket.
Thanks for your time and patience with all of us MOB's!
6/19/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer
 
My son is getting married on 6/18 at 4 PM in a church with a reception following at another location that will also be formal but will include a DJ. I am wearing a long burgundy evening gown with a beaded lace jacket to the wedding. My question is, can I change into something more suitable for dancing before I go to the reception. I have a sleeveless white satin top with a long black skirt that flows out a little at the bottom. This is a much better outfit for dancing. I love to dance!
6/14/2005 - MOB and MOG Attire View the Answer

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