- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2009
I need some advice on how to handle this.
My FMIL has been very nice throughout this wedding planning process. She does whatever her mother of the groom book has asked her to do. So, she asked me thousands of times what my Mom was going to wear for the wedding, so she would do as ettiquette suggests and buy her dress after my Mom.
Well, my Mom doesn’t care about ettiquette. This "wedding ettiquette" stuff was not taught in my family, and they really could care less. My Mom has sent me five or six different outfits. We went shopping and she bought something but then decided she hated it.
So I told my FMIL do not wait on my Mom she changes her mind constantly and she should just find something she loves. I emailed her a few ideas and a picture of one of the dresses my Mom was leaning towards.
Now, my FMIL bought a fantastic dress. The funny thing it, is a dress my Mom tried on and I wanted her to get but she didn’t like it!!!
So I told my Mom what FMIL bought so she would know, and it turns out my Mom ordered her outfit without letting me know. So they both bought black and white dresses, ugh!!!!
My FMIL thougth My Mom was getting a yellow dress, so she bought a black and white dress. My Mom went with a white suit jacket and long black skirt. When I told my Mom I could tell she was a bit annoyed that they have similiar outfits. I haven’t told my FMIL yet about my Mom’s outfit, because I really like what she bought and I know she will look great. I just know that she will worry about upstaging my Mom.
What would you do?
Here is the dress my FMIL bought: http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3015620/0~2376776~2374327~2374331~6014150?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6014150&P=3
Here is the style outfit my Mom bought (imagine long black skirt):
I think they both will look nice, is it ok that they are both in black/white outfits? I’ll give them both yellow corsages. I just wish I could get one of you ladies to sub in for me one day and tell my FMIL about this .