(Closed) Anyone else's FMIL trying to wear white?

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissEMich:  Maybe she doesn’t have a lot of money to spend on a new dress. It might be that she went to a consignment store and that was the only thing in her size. Why not offer to go dress shopping with her at Macy’s and buy her a new, colored dress.

If she’s stuck on that dress, buy some rit and invite her over and dye it a different color. Win-Win!

 

edit: I just wanted to add that I too have had dress issues with family members. I know how annoying it can be.

I put my foot down and bought the 2 ladies in question (My Mom and Aunt) dresses that were on sale at David’s bridal for $40. No now everyone is in color and no one can complain they are out more money for a dress.

I would like to point out that my mom’s “dress” was clearly a short bridal gown

Weddings bring out the crazy in people.

Post # 4
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7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

My FMIL told me she’s wearing white but it doesn’t really bother me. An outfit is not worth an argument to me. The only one who’s going to look bad is her! 

Post # 6
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My MOM wants to wear white. And I’m having both my parents walk me down the aisle…oye.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissEMich:  I’m sorry. You can always ask your photographer to photoshop her dress into a different color 😉 LOL

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Have you explained to her why it’s important to you that only you are in ivory?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

Ugh.

Perhaps leave it for now and keep your fingers crossed she won’t be able to find it. Otherwise, what would be the possibility of your fiancé talking to her? Obviously she’s not listening to you or respecting your request and as she is his mother (not sure what kind of relationship they have) he should talk to her about this, if it continues to be a problem.

Post # 13
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453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Well… At least she’s not wearing all black like she’s in mourning, like I’ve heard some MILs doing. 😉 Kidding.

It’s definitely not too much to ask that she not wear white. There’s hundreds of other colors to choose from, it shouldn’t be difficult for her to pick one. Sounds like she might have problems letting go, using this to assert her role as “#1”. Sounds suspicious that she also wore it to the older son’s wedding.

Post # 15
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333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Wow, your FI shouldn’t even need to discuss this with her, it should never have been an issue to begin with. Who wears white/ivory to a wedding? So rude!

This woman needs to cut the cord already! She obviously has trouble letting go. 

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