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You would never believe this
Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom in the same colour!
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Date: 12/25/09 9:17 PM

I have just found out (wedding 2nd Jan 2010) that the Bride's mother is wearing exactly the same colour but a different style outfit. Oh no...and totally my fault too. I changed my mind on colour at the last minute and forgot what colour she is wearing. Bride says it won't matter but I know I'll never hear the end of it if I go ahead and wear this outfit! Well there's nothing to do but make another outfit at late notice. I made the Vogue 9771 short sleeve cowl neck top and a nice shapely 6 gore skirt. Luckily I still have my first choice of fabric here so will make it up in the same outfit. Also lucky that it's fairly simple. Wish me luck! DH is a sweetie and is taking care of other "stuff" to do with the wedding day, he's outside at the moment tizzying up the garden for photos, visitors etc.

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Date: 12/25/09 9:55 PM

Does it really matter?

I guess I don't know much about wedding protocol...

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Date: 12/25/09 11:20 PM

My daughter is getting married next August, and when I asked her about what color I should wear, and whether I should co-ordinate with the groom's mother she said, "I don't care what you wear, whatever it is you will be beautiful."

I am fat, middle-aged, and plain, with no dress sense. I think that I lucked out in the daughter stakes.

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Date: 12/26/09 0:23 AM

Oh, it doesn't matter in my opinion. I've had three daughters get married in the past 2 and a half years and have let one MOG choose her colour first, shopped with and chose another, and totallly coordinated with the third mother. I don't think anyone would have cared what colour our outfits were- and I highly doubt more than 3 people could even tell me anymore what colour the bridesmaid dresses were, never mind any of the mothers! I say if you like what you have now, laugh it off, and wear it with pride!

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Date: 12/26/09 1:50 AM

Thanks for your support and comments. My daughter got married in October and was so easy going it was a joy. The wedding was arranged within 6 weeks and nothing was a problem. We had a fairly formally dressed ceremony and then one big party! On the other hand I would love my sons wedding to be the same but this bride has waited for the proposal for 5 years and this wedding is the wedding of the century! (In her mind) and it MUST be perfect!! I'm afraid to make a faux pas if you know what I mean as she is very set in her ideas. I agree that no-one will remember the colours etc and I think too much is made of what is supposed to be a day of love and celebration.

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Date: 12/26/09 7:04 AM

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From what others have said, the nasty message came from Fitting Woes, NOT Misc Hot Topics or the Civility thread.

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Date: 12/26/09 7:13 AM

I agree, it doesn't matter. There is enough stress at a wedding with adding to it. The wedding is a week away. Let it be.

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Date: 12/26/09 7:38 AM

Rag Doll, my mother-in-law wore black to my wedding.

I would have been pleased, ecstatic, relived....you name the emotion...had she worn the same color as my mother.

I don't think it matters, and your daughter-in-law to be has said that it won't matter...so I say wear what you have selected.

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Date: 12/26/09 7:59 AM

I'm kind of with Em's Summer on this. My MIL wore off-white to my wedding and what looked to me like black to my BIL's wedding (my hubby is certain it was navy). The symbolism of both choices worried me. If you would be concerned by wearing the same color as the Bride's mother, I think that making another outfit would give you extra peace of mind.

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Date: 12/26/09 9:30 AM

Lets see sew a new outfit... DH is taking over all the life-chores while you get to indulge your hobby sewing continuously... what's not to like about that? While I personally agree it doesn't really matter one iota... making the change to another color is gracious. The bonus I envision is some un-interrupted sew-time. So make the most of it and enjoy the process. At least you have a plan-B dress at the ready should something go awry with the replacement outfit!

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