(Closed) FMIL hasn't gone dress shopping yet.

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
Hostess
13662 posts
Honey Beekeeper

My mom found her dress at a department store, so no ordering necessary. That’s always an option if you get into a time crunch. 🙂

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

At my sister’s wedding, my mom bought her gown off the rack, and I’m guessing she’ll do the same for mine.  No major headaches necessary!  She’ll figure it out!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My mom still hasn’t gotten her dress (don’t know about FMIL).  I’m not worried, she’s an adult and can figure it out herself.  There are lots of nice and appropriate dresses she can get off the rack. =)

Post # 7
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Honey bee

My wedding is the week before yours and none of the moms/stepmoms have bought their dress yet. It’s not a big deal…they’ll find something.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Nordstroms has some great dresses.  And they do free shipping both ways if she doesnt want to go to the store.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

My Mom bought hers at Macy’s the first day we went shopping. If your FMIL has to “settle,” it’s no one’s fault but her own. She probably sees it as “I have four months to buy a dress, what’s the hurry?”

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had to drag my FMIL to multiple stores a couple of weeks ago to get her dress.  She was picky and wouldn’t try anything on.  The sales ladies basically forced her into a dress, and told her that she basically had a month to get the dress ready, which wasn’t a lot of time. 

I feel your pain.  Good luck!

ETA: MY FMIL is a size 2, so most of the dresses swim on here and need major altering.  Not cool a month before the wedding.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Did you tell her what she had to wear or something?  Let her figure it out…what’s the worst that could happen?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My FMIL just got her dress at the end of June and our wedding is at the end of July. NBD IMO.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MissNachoLover:  Does she have any daughters?  And again, what is the worst that could happen?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our wedding is in 10 weeks and my mom doesn’t have a dress and my FMIL has a dress that is too small for her still. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I wouldn’t worry about it. She has plenty of time, and she isn’t the bride or bridesmaid so she has penty of options for buying off the rack.

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