Jamie Lynn Spears' Mom Breaks the Biggest Wedding Rule of All Time (PHOTO)

lynn and jamie lynn spearsWeddings being the major milestones and long-held traditions that they are, everyone knows there are some MAJOR rules that are never broken. And everyone knows that there is certain etiquette that must be followed. Unless it seems you're Lynne Spears, aka mom to Britney Spears and BritBrit's kid sis Jamie Lynn Spears, who got hitched this past weekend to boyfriend James Watson.

Apparently, the mother of the bride thought it would be completely okay to just go ahead and wear her own wedding gown to the affair. AGH! Just take a gander ...

WHAT in the world was she thinking?! Although wearing white or anything that resembles white or doing anything really that could potentially compete with the bride is a complete no-no -- especially for the MOB! -- it seems like Lynne had no qualms just rocking a frock that looks almost like a twinsie number to her daughter's. It's basically one of the most egregious breaches of wedding etiquette of all time.

When jaws dropped all over the web upon seeing this pic, I Do Bridal Couture -- which posted the pic to Instagram -- jumped to Lynne's defense, noting:

Mrs. Lynne is not in a bridal gown, she is in an evening gown by the same designer. Her dress is a blush color with silver lining, it’s just hard to see in this pic. It’s so beautiful and perfect on her!

Uh ... huh. Did no one send her the memo that blush is actually really big with brides right now, too? It doesn't even matter. The style is super-bridal. It's nuts and wrong.

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While I was planning my own wedding, I heard a guest was planning on wearing a champagne-colored dress. Being that my gown had a "light gold" underlay, I was particularly annoyed by this -- and those I consulted with about it agreed I was right to be. Not because I thought anyone would mistake this guest for the bride (which is where the whole idea of "not competing" really seems to have originated), but because it felt clueless at best, disrespectful at worst. There are so many other colors and styles. Why choose one that resembles a wedding dress on the bride's one and only (hopefully) day?

It just doesn't make sense. But then again, the Spears family aren't really known for their intense love of logic! So go figure.

Do you think Lynne's dress is inappropriate? What other wedding "rules" do you believe are hard and fast?


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I'm going to assume her daughter was there when she was getting the dress and had no problem with it.

nonmember avatar Erica

If the bride doesn't care, why should anyone else?

Baile... Bailey8307

I'm sure Jamie Lynn had a say and got to see the dress ahead of time. I think it's crazy that you think people should avoid colors that are popular with brides. I've seen several red, blue and even black wedding gowns as well. Are guests supposed to avoid those colors too? What's next? Requiring your guests to wear grey so no one can come close to any of your favorite colors? This is insane.. A wedding is supposed to be about a marriage, not who is the prettiest princess of the ball! I get that it's an important day for the bride but if you think your going to control how your guests dress and act you are going to have a bad time.

nonmember avatar ninni

goldie hawn wore white to her daughters wedding and nobody said a single word. why is it a big deal for mrs. spears to do the same? as long as it doesnt bother the bride who cares?

nonmember avatar Renee

When my mother re-married a few years ago, her colors were cream and red. She wore a cream colored dress. As the matron of honor, she felt that I would stick out if I wore a red dress and suggested that I wore a cream colored dress as well. It was her idea and one that I agreed with. I just made sure my dress was more muted than hers with no sequins or shiny material and her dress simply glowed with some tasteful shine. Also, wasn't Pippa's dress white also? She certainly didn't steal from Duchess Kate when she got married.

Valerie Metzger

I think it's a little nuts to care about stuff like this. The wedding is nice, it's fun, it's great to celebrate your big day...BUT the bottom line is that the day should be about the marriage, not the wedding. 

nonmember avatar me

Im sure she ran her dress option by her daughter, and she was fine with it. If she doesnt care why should anyone else?

nonmember avatar Haley

This post is ridiculous. Jaime didn't have a problem with it, I don't know why the time was wasted out of your day to even write about this.

RVTMommy RVTMommy

Oh hell no, I'd smack my mama! Lol not really. But I think she looks really tacky. Call me old fashioned but she really shouldn't be wearing anything that will pull attention from the bride. I'd be kind of pissed if someone showed up to my wedding wearing that but in this case I'm sure Jamie and her mom discussed it if not helped each other in picking the dresses. Either way it doesn't matter!

mlg1989 mlg1989

If Jamie didn't care I see no issue. She probably helped design it if made by the same person.

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