- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
My parents were in town last weekend to see what FI and I have done, and I wanted to take my mom shopping for her dress as the shopping options here are way better than what she has available to her (not to mention Dad doesn’t let her go shopping, but that’s a whole other matter entirely).
Since FI and I are doing better than my parents (they are living off of my dad’s retirement, and are doing well, but they rarely treat themselves to anything luxurious), I really wanted to get something really nice for my mom to wear to our wedding.
I knew the shopping trip was going to be a challenge because my mom is a petite size (0 or 2) and that she’s very, very picky about dresses.
We found a lovely dress for her, but it was way too big and Nordstrom’s couldn’t locate one in her size. We ended up going home without her dress, and I was absolutely crushed. I felt really bad when she said, “Well, it’s just easier to give up. I can just wear something I already have. I hope it doesn’t offend FI if I wear a qipao (traditional Chinese dress) I already have”. It wasn’t that a qipao would be bad for her to wear, I just really wanted to treat her.
We found something else on Nordstrom’s website that she liked (she hated 95% of everything else I found for her) and ordered it. Unfortunately I got an e-mail from them a few days later saying that they couldn’t locate it stock and they cancelled the order.
My mom sews, and mentioned she wouldn’t mind making something, so I was looking at patterns and fabrics today. Something make me check Nordstrom’s website again, and the original dress we found was back in stock in the size we wanted (her size wasn’t even listed when she was visiting). So I ordered it and fingers crossed that they’ll actually send it to me this time!
I swear this is actually harder than shopping for my own dress. I don’t know what I’ll do if they don’t have that dress in stock again. We have plenty of time to find something, but I just don’t feel like she gets where I’m coming from with this. It almost feels like she doesn’t want people to treat her well.