MOB Monday: Here Comes the Bride, All Dressed in . . . Purple?

Our resident wedding etiquette expert, Leslie Milk, Washingtonian lifestyle editor and author of It’s Her Wedding But I’ll Cry If I Want To: A Survival Guide for the Mother of the Bride, answers questions from and about MOBs (or MOGs!)

My daughter wants to wear a purple gown to her upcoming wedding. She loves the dress, but I think she’ll regret it in the long run. How do I convince her to wear something more traditional?

Wearing white is a relatively new “tradition” dating back to Queen Victoria in 1840. Before that, brides wore many colors. Your your daughter’s choice is not illegal, immoral, or fattening. Maybe she can start a new tradition with royal purple. You shouldn’t try to change her bridal vision.

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