(Closed) Mother In Law and BridesMaid Dress

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

How old is your soon to be sister in law?

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My Junior Bridesmaids are around the same ages (my neices). What I did, to keep the cost down for her was to show her examples of the dresses that I wanted them to wear and let her pick them out. You can easily find cute dresses for that age in department stores that won’t cost so much. Your FMIL is probably just wonderign why your sister’s dress is way cheaper than hers. Do you have pics of what you’re looking for? Maybe we can help.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I was a bit curious to see the Bm dress pics.  If your jr. Bm needs a BM sized dress, could she just get the same BM dress your BM’s are wearing, for $80?  Or is it too mature for her? 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would stress that you’re not going to change the dress, but maybe consider a compromise.  Like offering to pay $50 of it?

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

AWWWW man, well tell me the site and the dress name I’ll go see for myself.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Those are nice for your BMs. WOW, how big of a 10 year old is she that she can fit a regular BM dress?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Eeeek.  Gotcha,  I misread the first time.

First, no your taste isn’t too expensive.  Also, so how does your sister’s jr BM dress look, compared to the regular BMs?  Is she all coordinated with them, so that having the FSIL pick out her own dress would be out of the question?  (Would she look different than the rest of the BP?)

Where is your FI in this?  When you say more fabric, I’m taking that to mean she is heavy.  If so, FMIL should be able to pickk up on why the situation is as it is.  But perhaps someone (FI?) can explain that to her.  Or if it’s that she’s too tall, then I think it would be easy enough to explain that to her without being awkward. 

Has FMIL met your sister before?

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

WOW, okay so therein lies your problem….it makes total sense now. It’s not that you’re just wanting her to spend more…it’s just happening that way due to her size. I think that, at this point, you should pull your FI into the convo. Maybe he can smooth it over and get the point across.

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