(Closed) Wedding Dress Shopping and FMIL

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you FMIL go dress shopping with you?
    Yes, and I'm really glad she was there to share the moment with me : (5 votes)
    14 %
    Yes, but I wish she wasn't there : (3 votes)
    8 %
    No, it would have been nice if she was : (8 votes)
    22 %
    No, I'm glad she didn't : (19 votes)
    51 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    638 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    Member
    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    Member
    33 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
    Member
    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    Member
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    Member
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    Member
    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    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. 

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