(Closed) Anyone else not have their mom with them while dress shopping??

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

moved.  Is there any way you can get two people to ichat at the same time while you are dress shopping?  That way the two of you can see eachother.

Post # 6
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I went dress shopping with my sister only because my mom was going through major depression. She didn’t really have the mood to be out and about. She had a really hard time just being there when I know she really just wanted to be left alone. I didn’t push for her to be there, but she was there for all other events. I really appreciated that she somehow got the strenght to be there for me, so I don’t really feel bad for shopping for dresses with my sister only. Don’t feel like you have to go with a legion of friends and family, often times that is not very beneficial. Just find a friend or relative who wants to go with you. Good Luck!! 

Post # 7
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m so sorry you’re having such a rough time! But put it in perspective.. One of my dear friends mom recently passed away and she is having the hardest time even beginning to wedding plan without her. Im not trying to minimize your situation but be thankful you have a mom to call and I hope things get easier for you!! 

Post # 9
4324 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@cherryblossomlove:  Here’s an idea. If your Future Mother-In-Law is 1.5 hours away, why don’t you scout out some salons in her area and go to her town?

Maybe she’s too busy to make the drive, but if you make it a point to go to her, she might be thrilled at the thoughtfulness you took to include her into the selecting process, and plan around your visit.

I didn’t have my mother with me on dress-selections either, but then again she has a 10 and a 7 year old to mind, and just couldn’t make the time. It hurts when you see other brides and their mothers, but honestly if you take the time to appreciate that you are there by yourself and not having a zillion opinions clouding yours, it’s not so bad.

Post # 10
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Initially I did not. I went to a couple of shops with my friend tried on about 15 dresses and when I found the one I brought my mom to the shop to see it before I had bought it. I had showed her a photo of it on the model and she did not originally think it was going to work for me, but when I tried the she loved it. I could’ve made the decision to buy the dress without her but I wanted to sleep on it first so I told the consultant I wanted my mom to see the dress before I bought it.

Post # 11
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I went without my mom because she passed away a few years ago. Instead I took my best girlfriends as well as my Future Mother-In-Law. Do you have a close friend that will go with you?

Post # 14
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I didn’t. I went with my Maid/Matron of Honor who had a mental checklist that my fiance provided her… but between the two of us, we found something I loved that fit my groomzilla’s expectations!

I don’t wish my mom was there because she’s extremely neurotic and super rude to sales-people (and servers, cashiers, and the general world except for me, fiance, her husband, and my step-brother), so there’s that…

Post # 15
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Didn’t you go solo before?

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