Picked Dress without Mom

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Calyse:  How about shopping for accessories with you mom like your veil/headpiece (if you’re wearing one) and your shoes? That way she can still be a part of the outfit you are wearing.

Post # 6
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Calyse:  Maybe you could have the shop hold the dress for you now that you’ve paid for it, and have your mom come with you to the shop and try on dresses.  Let your mom pick out 1 or 2 dresses that she’d like to see you in, and then with the 3rd dress – come out in your dress with veil and accessories!  Just a thought:)  My wedding dress experience was a little similar.  My bridal party and mom live out of town, so I did most of the leg work before they got to town and went to a number of shops until I thought I found the one.  Then I scheduled a ‘champagne party’ and invited my ‘maids, mom and MIL.  I let each of them pick one dress for me to try on, and then came out in my pick at the end — and it was everyone’s favourite!  I hadn’t actually purchased a dress before, but I pretty much knew what I wanted, but because everyone was coming from so far, I didn’t want to make a day full of bridal appointments and waste everyone’s time.  The shop may be accomodating and realize that dress shopping with mom can be memories that last forever, and you should totally get that experience if you want it!


Post # 7
999 posts
Busy bee

I went dress shopping without my mom every time I went looking. Not because I didn’t want her there (I really did) but because we have very different tastes and she tends to be pretty opinionated if she doesn’t like something… even if I love it. One time I was about ready to purchase a dress I was in love with so I called her to come see it before I did, and her unimpressed and critical response weighed heavily on me and I didn’t get it. That store then closed down and I looked for a different dress mostly on my own after that. 

In your case, I know it would have been really nice to have that experience with your mom, but you didn’t go out with the intention of buying a dress that day – so don’t feel too badly. I’m sure she’ll understand and be happy you found something you love… and she’ll appreciate that you feel how you do and that you really want to involve her in other ways.

Post # 8
2884 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Calyse:  i had to get my dress without my mum. i live in mexico, she lives in england and there was no way for her to get here for dress shopping AND the wedding. and london prices for dresses would have been ridiculous. it was  abit disappointing but i sent pictures and we had some nice moments on the wedding day

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