Post # 1
So we are just a little over two months out and my Mother-In-Law still has not bought a dress! I have tried every way from Sunday to gently push her along, but she still won’t even shop. Now i’m getting worried she 1) isn’t going to find something and end up slapping something together and looking awful in the pics (which she will whine about for the rest of time if she looks bad in them) 2) Eventually finds soemthing, but has no time to get it altered (she’s very petite so this is a requirement).
Do I bite my tounge and just let it be. Do I still try to push her along? Help, i’m at a loss for how to get this woman in an outfit!
Post # 3
Ask her if you can help, maybe send her some ideas or go shopping together. If she declines, you’ll probably have to leave it up to her and hope for the best.
Post # 4
She still has plenty of time. My mom didn’t get her dress for my brother’s wedding until 4 weeks before, and she looked amazing. I wouldn’t start to panic until you’re closer to the date (i.e. when there’s not enough time for a dress to special order a particular size or style).
Post # 5
I am 25 days out and my Maid/Matron of Honor hasn’t yet gotten her dress, although she plans on buying something off the rack. I know how you feel. I have decided that I am not stressing out over it and if she can’t find something that fits well then she is going to look like the ass not me. Not much more I can do about it.
Post # 6
I think she has plenty of time. Her alterations should take one day or she can shop in the petite department.
Post # 7
@pocketful_of_flowers: i’m trying to take that attitude, but it’s so hard when the pics were on the top of our list of things that must be perfect.
Post # 8
@Bondytobe: It’s hard, I understand but your Mother-In-Law is only going to be in a handful of pictures out of your wedding. Remember that the rest of them will be fabulous and she may find something that she looks fabulous in.
My Maid/Matron of Honor is a person that is very much a last minute girl kind of woman. I am a planner by nature. I was incrediably upset that she didn’t have a dress about a month ago. (I took it as she didn’t see my wedding as important.) I realize that in any other situation she is last minute. That is who she is so I let it go and trusted that she will take care of it. If she moans about how she looks I will give her I told you so look and smile.