(Closed) SIL's dress is more formal than mine

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m going through something similar. My SIL (who is not a BM) is insisting that she’s going to wear a full length gown and I can not sway her otherwise. My Maid/Matron of Honor (I’m only having 1) is wearing a short dress.

Our wedding is afternoon, mid July (so it will be hot) and not formal. I don’t understand her incessant NEED to buy this gown. I’ve hinted and suggested a dozen different times without coming right out and saying NO.

I think she really feels like she needs to be special so whatever. I’m trying to just laugh it off. You’re the bride, its your day, you’ll be so beautiful I’m sure no one will notice her.

Post # 4
7653 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Like her brdiesmaid dress is better than your wedding dress? Her guest dress is better? Her dress for a bridal shower? What event?

Post # 5
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

she may end up looking foolish.

Post # 6
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@tcgstar:  +1 exactly what I was thinking.

Post # 7
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Laugh it off. Everyone will still know you are the bride. You will look appropriate for the formality of the event, whereas she will probably look a bit silly. Life’s too short to stress about stuff like this. Wear what makes you happy and let her do the same – it doesn’t affect you if you don’t let it.

Post # 9
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Don’t concern yourself with what your wedding guests are wearing. 

Post # 10
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Aquaria:  Everyone is going to be focusing on YOU, the bride!

Post # 11
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

don’t worry. Let it roll off your shoulders and think positive. You will look beautiful, and everyone is going to be complimenting you, not her. They are there for you and your Fiance and celebrating you marriage! Smile, and relax, you’re day will be awesome 🙂

Post # 12
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Don’t worry about it, everyone knows who got married that day.  I’ve seen an out of control SIL at a wedding before, and everyone knew she was having a hard time not being the center of attention.

Post # 13
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Does anyone remember the scene in bridesmaids where they are having the wedding shower and the rich new friend comes out in a full length gown? Yeah….

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