Post # 1
Just out of curiosity, how many of your FMIL went with you to find the dress? I invited mine, and she basically said she’s too overwhelmed with her stuff, and doesn’t want to go, and that she doesn’t think it’s her place to be there.
If your FMIL did go, what was your experience good or bad?
Post # 3
My FMIL and FSIL went with me and the experience was wonderful! I couldn’t get my own mother to come with me to save my life, and honestly, that was probably much better.
But my FMIL was with me on my 3rd shopping trip when I found my dress! I am so lucky to be gaining such a wonderful support system into my life with my new in-laws!
Post # 4
I would have like to invite her, but my mother feels she’s being overbearing as it is. So I left her out. I feel kind of bad, but I know my mom was looking forward to the experience with me.
Post # 5
My FMIL has only 1 son and I invited her to share the experience (although I already had a dress.. going shopping again was fun for me too, so whatevs!). She cherished the experience and kept thanking me profusely.. she was very sweet about it. 🙂
Post # 6
My FMIL lives 14 hours away so it wasn’t practical. But she never has very nice things to say and honestly, as bitchy as it may sound, I don’t really care what her opinion of my dress is. I had a fabulous time with my mom and sister and I do feel like she would have put a damper on the experiece, I know she did when we went to visit the reception venue.
Post # 7
I hate my FMIL. She’s married to a racist pig and I actually don’t want her or his step dad at the wedding. I haven’t been serious dress shopping yet, but when I do she will not be invitied.
Post # 8
I don’t have anything against my FMIL, but between my mom, my sister, and my friends, I had more than enough opinions! I’ve heard of girls inviting their FMIL to a fitting, or to shop for a veil or accessories, which I think is a nice way of including her.
Post # 9
I did when we first got engaged but she didn’t want to but then when we officially went dress shopping, I didn’t invite her I don’t think but I did send her picture to keep her in the loop. She never relied and has yet to say anything about my dress.
I’m glad I didn’t invite her in all honesty. She would have made the experience unpleasant.