(Closed) Bring FMIL dress shopping when my mother can't go?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll:
    Invite her to the next dress shopping appointment, which is a "try lots of dresses on" appt : (16 votes)
    73 %
    Wait till you've found THE dress and invite her to come see THE dress (only seeing 1 dress) : (5 votes)
    23 %
    Don't invite her to this event and wait and see if something else comes along : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Other (explain below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    46402 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s too bad your Mom can’t make it. Because you asked your Future Mother-In-Law if she would like to attend these types of things, I would invite her to this one. If you don’t and she hears about it, she may feel you have changed your mind or feel excluded.

    Little things like this really help cement a relationship with the FIL’s.

    Post # 4
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think invite her – it sucks that your mother can’t be there, but it sounds as though she would love to be included, and if you cancel the invite just because your mum can’t make it, she could be pretty upset.

    Post # 5
    114 posts
    Blushing bee

    As the mother of three sons, I’d be thrilled to have the opportunity to go dress or wedding shopping with my lovely FDIL.  What a lovely invitation!

    Post # 6
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I took my Future Mother-In-Law on a couple appts that my mom could not come to as the salons were a couple hours away, close to where my Future Mother-In-Law lived. As PP said, my Future Mother-In-Law has two boys and was thrilled I invited her as she would not have had the chance to otherwise. It was a great chance to get to know each other better and my Future Mother-In-Law thanked me for taking her. She told me it meant a lot to her.

    I would tell your Future Mother-In-Law that your mom can no longer make it but she’s more than welcomed to still join. If she’s uncomfortable going without your mom, then she can decline. I would definitely leave the invitation open to her, though.

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