Should I let my mother help choose my wedding dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I took my mom and sister with me. The dress they liked I didn’t love as much. The second time I went alone and picked my dress. Afterwards I said to my mom did you really like that first dress or did you think it was too simple/blingy. She yes in all honesty it was too simple and a bit much at the back with all the bling.

Sometimes our moms mean well but they may hold back. My mom is not outspoken enough, so I’m glad in a way I chose my dress without her being there.

Post # 3
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

I wouldn’t let anyone choose my dress. In fact i didn’t let anyone chose it. For me i wanted something that was all me. I found a picture of my dress online and chose it off the photo. NO ONE LIKED IT. 

But what was most imporant is how I feel about it. My mom didn’t even go with me when i tried it on.

Post # 4
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

xtals:  Take her with you. Ultimately it will be your decision in the end. Just make sure you keep your priorities and stick to what YOU want. Let her know your intentions going in.<br />

Post # 5
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2126 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

You might as well try it on! You might end up loving exactly what she wants for you. If you don’t, see if you can compromise and find something you both like.

It is very important to me to have my mom like my dress, but at the end of the day, I’ll be the one wearing it, not her. We have similar taste, so I know I won’t pick anything she HATES, and even if she doesn’t love it right away, I know once it’s my wedding day, she’ll only have nice things to say.

Post # 6
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1248 posts
Bumble bee

My mom and I have different tastes.  There are some clothes she picks that I cannot wear because they are too “not me.” As long as you are okay/comfortable with what she picks, you can proceed.  If you have don’t like it, you can say no. It’s horrible to feel miserable in your own dress especially your wedding dress! 

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