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My daughter is getting married in October in a small town church and the reception is at her in-law's barn. The wedding style is country casual. 

I picked out my clothes, but daughter is really fussing about it being too much and she says she doesn't like the colors. What do you all think?

ETA: You're all invited to the wedding, so let me know what you'll be wearing and doing.

This hat:
https://www.amazon.com/Lucky-Leaf-Fascinators-Cocktail-5-RoyalBlue/dp/B07V5HCWCD/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=women%2Bhats%2Bfashion%2Bfeathers&qid=1612127338&sr=8-12&th=1

This dress:
https://www.amazon.com/Sequins-Glitter-Spaghetti-Through-Backless/dp/B082Y24VGN/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=womens+dresses+sequins+backless&qid=1612127519&sr=8-10
 

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You carried one of these adults for 9 months, went through labor and deliver, sleepless nights, blowout diapers, teething, potty training, vegetable battles, tween tears, teen nightmares, and finally. Here you are. Your payoff. YOU made them the lovable person they are today. YOU gave them the skills to attract someone. YOU helped them navigate life up to this point. 

This day isn't about them: it's about your accomplishment.

So to your dress I say: Sparkle in your success!  #ifyouvegotitflauntit

But bring a fur wrap. Barn in October may get chilly.

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I *LOVE* that dress! It is the perfect way to send your cosmetic surgeon more business! Maybe he’ll even give you a discount on future lip injections due to all the business you send his way! 
One caveat: make certain your plunge is at least as low as MoG’s. Also, be certain to get high-quality pasties that will stand up to sweaty Virginia summer weather. 

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12 minutes ago, Homeschool Mom in AZ said:

Thanks the reminder.  Which one?

I would go with #2

... but I actually wore something recently that I think would match your hat better: https://www.amazon.com/Ophestin-Sleeve-Shaggy-Jacket-Outwear/dp/B07JR4GQR5/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=pink+fur&qid=1612129142&sr=8-2

The event was actually a funeral. The color pops better with black than your dress, but I think it'll still work. 

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1 minute ago, Moonhawk said:

I would go with #2

... but I actually wore something recently that I think would match your hat better: https://www.amazon.com/Ophestin-Sleeve-Shaggy-Jacket-Outwear/dp/B07JR4GQR5/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=pink+fur&qid=1612129142&sr=8-2

The event was actually a funeral. The color pops better with black than your dress, but I think it'll still work. 

But what KIND of dancing will happen at this event?

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One of my favorites was a step-mother who bought the exact dress as the MoB, and refused to not wear it to the wedding.

MoB said fine, and bought another one.     MoB then wore her dress matching step-mom's to the rehearsal dinner the night before.  (and had a brand new dress for the day.)

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5 minutes ago, Moonhawk said:

I would go with #2

... but I actually wore something recently that I think would match your hat better: https://www.amazon.com/Ophestin-Sleeve-Shaggy-Jacket-Outwear/dp/B07JR4GQR5/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=pink+fur&qid=1612129142&sr=8-2

The event was actually a funeral. The color pops better with black than your dress, but I think it'll still work. 

Good point.  That silver dress definitely needs a more color pops throughout, and a little fascinator hat just won't be enough.   Maybe I could find some bright pink shoes too to tie it all together.

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38 minutes ago, Homeschool Mom in AZ said:

My daughter is getting married in October in a small town church and the reception is at her in-law's barn. The wedding style is country casual.  

I picked out my clothes, but daughter is really fussing about it being too much and she says she doesn't like the colors. What do you all think?

This hat:
https://www.amazon.com/Lucky-Leaf-Fascinators-Cocktail-5-RoyalBlue/dp/B07V5HCWCD/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=women%2Bhats%2Bfashion%2Bfeathers&qid=1612127338&sr=8-12&th=1

 

 

You need to up the hat.  Maybe something like Princess Beatrice's fascinator she wore to William and Kates wedding.

beatrice fascinator willian and kates wedding - Bing images

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8 minutes ago, Big Buckin' Longhorn said:

I hope you’re bringing your own red carpet. No one wearing that dress should sully their shoe soles with barn hay. The very thought is beyond! 

Very practical.  And since at 5'1" I'll be wearing some stilettos to gain a few inches, I'll need some carpet under my feet to keep the heels from aerating the fields as I walk.

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11 minutes ago, SusanC said:

Absolutely, but of course the undercoat should be bright pink for another pop of color.

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31 minutes ago, Quill said:

I *LOVE* that dress! It is the perfect way to send your cosmetic surgeon more business! Maybe he’ll even give you a discount on future lip injections due to all the business you send his way! 
One caveat: make certain your plunge is at least as low as MoG’s. Also, be certain to get high-quality pasties that will stand up to sweaty Virginia summer weather. 

Don't you get to pick the MoG's dress, I mean she's much less important.  

Target has some good choices for her.  https://totallythebomb.com/photo-shoot-in-the-target-prairie-dress

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Just now, Tiberia said:

Nothing says Country Casual to me more than #3: blood-red velvet Renaissance cloak lined with black silk. I don't think you can go wrong with that one, no matter what dress you choose. 

It IS a timeless classic. Just think how all the light from the candles in mason jars will reflect on that beautiful velvet.

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1 minute ago, Homeschool Mom in AZ said:

It IS a timeless classic. Just think how all the light from the candles in mason jars will reflect on that beautiful velvet.

So true!

...and, if they happen to have turkey legs for appetizers (which I highly recommend), the Renaissance/Country merge will be complete! 

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19 minutes ago, gardenmom5 said:

One of my favorites was a step-mother who bought the exact dress as the MoB, and refused to not wear it to the wedding.

MoB said fine, and bought another one.     MoB then wore her dress matching step-mom's to the rehearsal dinner the night before.  (and had a brand new dress for the day.)

I have heard of this happening many times, and witnessed it myself once. 

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Once we had a MOG come to us (high end event planning ) and say she wanted a spectacular rehearsal dinner. Live band, full heavy meal, full bar, decor to perfection, premium lighting... the whole kit and caboodle. Our sales person diplomatically asked some questions about the plans for the wedding reception, thinking he’d have to school the MOG about the rehearsal dinner supposed to be more low key and not compete with or outshine the reception event. 
 

She finally said yes, she knew all that and had been planning something much different. However, the  MOB had proven to be such a MOBzilla that the (much wealthier - think old money vs nouveau riche) MOG and FOG had decided she needed a little comeuppance. That was the most fun rehearsal dinner - there were like 100 people there - they had such a blast that nothing the next day could possibly top it. 

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10 minutes ago, Seasider too said:

Of course he’ll need a matching ten gallon with pheasant feathers. Probably some ostrich boots to complete the ensemble. 

He was thinking more a hockey stick magic staff and blasting rod, but I bet it would be even more excellent if he combined the two looks into one.

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39 minutes ago, Homeschool Mom in AZ said:

I think we should renew our vows in the middle of daughter’s wedding as part of the ceremony.  (My middle brother’s in-laws actually did this. ) Husband’s tastes are a little more bland than mine.  Which combo do you prefer from each of these that I absolutely love?

Husband’s coat options
 

 

1.       https://www.amazon.com/Darkrock-Jacket-Steampunk-Victorian-Handmade/dp/B07WSY8T9Z/ref=sr_1_53?dchild=1&keywords=steampunk%2Bjackets%2Bmen&qid=1612128872&sr=8-53&th=1

 

2.       https://www.amazon.com/Crubelon-Steampunk-Tailcoat-Victorian-Halloween/dp/B07WGTYZK5/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=steampunk+coats+men&qid=1612129157&sr=8-4

 

3.       https://www.amazon.com/Steampunk-Victorian-Medieval-Renaissance-Tailcoat/dp/B07G73VYJR/ref=sr_1_25?dchild=1&keywords=steampunk+coats+men&qid=1612129187&sr=8-25

 


 

 

Okay, I legitimately do love coats 1 and 2!  Can I convince my husband to get and wear one, even for non wedding occasions?  

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4 minutes ago, forty-two said:

He was thinking more a hockey stick magic staff and blasting rod, but I bet it would be even more excellent if he combined the two looks into one.

Oh alright, going for more of a wizard vibe. Or hey a Peter Quill look. I’m a big fan. 😁

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2 minutes ago, Homeschool Mom in AZ said:

What kind of non-wedding occasions do you have in mind? 

Driveway shoveling?  Church?  Neighborhood walks?  Maybe someday live grocery shopping?  I mean, it's not like we have all that many occasions these days for formalwear.  

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15 minutes ago, Homeschool Mom in AZ said:

Also, you're all invited to the wedding. Let me know what you'll be wearing and doing.

I think I'm going with something like this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/617478816/elven-dress-lord-of-the-rings-dress?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=galadriel+dress&ref=sr_gallery-1-3&cns=1

Barn, country-casual - that sounds nature-themed to me.  And who's more in touch with nature than Tolkien's elves, right?

But, of course, white *is* the color for a wedding, so maybe this would be a better choice: https://www.etsy.com/listing/734823103/lady-galadriel-lord-of-the-rings-white?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=galadriel+dress&ref=sr_gallery-1-2&cns=1

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2 minutes ago, forty-two said:

I think I'm going with something like this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/617478816/elven-dress-lord-of-the-rings-dress?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=galadriel+dress&ref=sr_gallery-1-3&cns=1

Barn, country-casual - that sounds nature-themed to me.  And who's more in touch with nature than Tolkien's elves, right?

But, of course, white *is* the color for a wedding, so maybe this would be a better choice: https://www.etsy.com/listing/734823103/lady-galadriel-lord-of-the-rings-white?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=galadriel+dress&ref=sr_gallery-1-2&cns=1

That second one would be real fine if you threaded some fairy lights through the skirt. You could carry a bunch of flowers to camouflage the battery pack. 

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1 hour ago, Homeschool Mom in AZ said:
1 hour ago, Homeschool Mom in AZ said:

ETA: You're all invited to the wedding, so let me know what you'll be wearing and doing.

 

Do your in-laws have any pets? Dont worry, I'll keep an eye on them during the reception. https://www.amazon.com/Dreamgirl-Womens-Dalmatian-Black-White/dp/B071YHBYLP/ref=mp_s_a_1_7_mod_primary_new?dchild=1&keywords=Cruella+DeVille+Fancy+Dress+costume&qid=1612133392&s=apparel&sbo=RZvfv%2F%2FHxDF%2BO5021pAnSA%3D%3D&sr=1-7

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What do you think of this choice? It works for MoB *or* wedding guest. I could re-wear it to my niece’s wedding a month after dd’s. It has that cutaway neck that I like. 
Also, I’m sure there is no photoshopping going on in this photo and her measurements are actually 42x19x48. 

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2 minutes ago, Quill said:

What do you think of this choice? It works for MoB *or* wedding guest. I could re-wear it to my niece’s wedding a month after dd’s. It has that cutaway neck that I like. 
Also, I’m sure there is no photoshopping going on in this photo and her measurements are actually 42x19x48. 

Apparently "it's perfect for transitioning between seasons"🤣

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1 minute ago, Hillcottagemom said:

Apparently "it's perfect for transitioning between seasons"🤣

See? Works for both mid-September and late October. 

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I've been enjoying clicking through all the links in this thread...

and I have some serious explaining to do about all the adds that are going to pop up on our computer.  🤯

No, dear, I am NOT shopping for that.  Really.

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If it's October, Halloween attire is automatically appropriate, right? Maybe my family will be a cow, a sheep, and a goat for a casual look that will be perfect for her scenic location.

Bow ties on the guys, too. I mean, it is a special day.

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Just now, Zoo Keeper said:

I've been enjoying clicking through all the links in this thread...

and I have some serious explaining to do about all the adds that are going to pop up on our computer.  🤯

No, dear, I am NOT shopping for that.  Really.

I was just going to post that...our ad crawlers will punish us for weeks for this afternoon of frivolity. 

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4 minutes ago, Zoo Keeper said:

I've been enjoying clicking through all the links in this thread...

and I have some serious explaining to do about all the adds that are going to pop up on our computer.  🤯

No, dear, I am NOT shopping for that.  Really.

Exactly. I have just cleaned up the browsing history, and can't look at the last few links. By the way, if I come to the wedding, I'm just going to wear jeans. I mean, come on, it's in a BARN! 

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15 minutes ago, Jaybee said:

Exactly. I have just cleaned up the browsing history, and can't look at the last few links. By the way, if I come to the wedding, I'm just going to wear jeans. I mean, come on, it's in a BARN! 

These jeans. Yes, these.

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Womens-Denim-Jeans-Destroyed-Split-Joint-Lace-Tulle-High-Waist-Pants-Trousers/682818800

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