(Closed) Dress Help! What I want VS What Mom wants

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1736 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think they are both beautiful dresses. Take the price out of the equation for a minute. Which dress would you choose if they were both of equal cost? If the answer is #2, perhaps you should rethink your position. Your Mom sounds amazing and willing to give you the wedding gown of your dreams…but if it’s NOT the gown of your dreams…then keep looking! If you like the look and style of number 2 better, what is stopping you from finding other dresses more in your price range in the same fabric and shape?

Post # 4
717 posts
Busy bee

they’re both beautiful but ultimately you will be wearing it at your wedding, regardless of who pays for it.  take your gut feeling into account and what you picture yourself wearing that day.  if you love both equally and your parents are fine with paying, then don’t sweat it

Post # 5
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If you scroll down these boards for a while, you’ll see lots of “dress regret” posts and I’d say at least half of them have to do with making mom/sister/friend/family member happy when buying the dress the bride now regrets.

So my advice would be to go for the dress YOU love.  If you’re really feeling guilty about the price, tell your mom that you insist on paying for a portion of the dress. 

Post # 6
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Disreguarding the price, which dress do you love more?  Get the one you love more, mom is right, forget about the price, she wants you to have the most amazing moment in a dress and what she is comfortable spending is for her to decide.  She only gets to have these moments once, let her treat you, it is as important to her as it is to you.

Post # 7
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Agree with others – get the one that you love the most.  I personally like the silhouette of #1 the best (at least on the model pics…don’t know for sure since these are always airbrushed!)

Post # 9
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Congrats! I also found my dress today! I’m glad the situation got smoothed over.  

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