- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I wasn’t sure whether this should be in family or in dress, but here’s the long ish back story.
Future Mother-In-Law was less than excited when Fiance and I saw her for the first time after getting engaged. Honestly, it was down right awkward and really freakin frustrating, especially because she’s always approved of Fiance & my relationship. After some extremely frustrating internal and a joke she made to Fiance, I believe I figured out why. She was hurt that Fiance never told her he bought the ring before he proposed to me. I think she wanted to feel included and felt left out of the loop.
Anyway, I decided that I’d like to make her feel included to avoid any other frustrations (I was sad to see how hurt Fiance felt when his mother was so laxidasical about our engagement even though she completely supports our relationship… I don’t want Fiance to have to feel like that again, and frankly… I don’t want to feel it either :/ ). My coworker who has two sons had mentioned to me how much more exciting it can be for mother of the bride compared to mother of the groom since the mother of the groom often doesn’t get to appts that the mother of the bride does get to go to so I asked Future Mother-In-Law if she’d like to come along to the appointments (dress shopping, etc.) that my mom comes to as well and i’d be honored to have her there. She seemed happy and said she’d like that.
So FF to today. My mom told me she can’t come dress shopping when the girls and I are going. :/ 🙁 …. back to the story at hand: Do you still invite Future Mother-In-Law or do you invite her to something else since your mom won’t be there?