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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