(Closed) Can I ask my Future Step MIL to NOT wear a certain dress??

posted 10 years ago in Family
Post # 62
9 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

Can I ask where are your Bridesmaid or Best Man an MOB dresses from they are lovely!

Post # 63
1258 posts
Bumble bee

MY future Step Mother-In-Law will be wearing…


Not kidding.

It’s the dress she wore for her beach wedding to FI’s dad 10 years ago. I’ve seen it in a picture from that wedding. It’s a champagne, lacy, tea length dress. It is clearly a second-wedding dress. When Fiance told me to expect her to be wearing that, I was speechless with disbelief, but he says that it’s what she wore to his brother’s wedding 5 years ago. I sent her an email with a picture of my mom’s dress “just so [she] could keep that in mind while deciding what to wear,” but got no response. 

I mean, this is a pretty laid-back, cocktail party wedding, with one bridesmaid, and we’re not doing a lot of coordinating of wardrobe, but come on

I comfort myself with the knowledge that it looks like a bag of rags, and that it’s not like anyone is going to think she’s the bride or anything.

I’m just saying, misskarianne, that it could be worse.

Post # 64
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Ok, it is very difficult to tell a grown women how to dress, and I would be on the Mother-In-Law side if she had already purchased that dress, or for monetary reasons wanted to use a dress she already had.  On the other hand it’s ONE DAY.  She can’t find a dress that meshes a little better than that?  She will stand out if everyone else is in something solid.  You should probably just let it go, and let her do what she is going to do, but I don’t think it should be that difficult for her to find a better dress, especially if she knows you have doubts about the one she picked.  She should be taking your concerns into consideration, it’s not about her that day. Better to be on good terms for your sanities sake. Gooosfrabah! 

Post # 65
11 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ProfessorGirl:  um…what?? That’s a little ridiculous..


and OP: I think the dress is fine but if it’s really going to bother you, maybe you can offer to go shopping with her?

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