Post # 1
So here’s the deal, I’m going dress shopping for the first time in a few days, with my mom and two grandmothers. The issue is that I really want my grandmothers to go, and my mom doesnt. I can just tell from how she’s acting that she’s either going to give me an attitude all day, or she’s going to cause an issue with my grandmothers. And yes…she’ll do it to ruin what I’d like to be a nice day of looking for my wedding dress.
Any suggestions on how I can avoid an issue?
Post # 3
Sorry to hear that your Mom is being difficult. I do think you should talk to her up front. Let her know that you understand that she doesn’t want them there but that you do and it means a great deal to you that they’re there and that everyone has a nice day. Maybe you could promise her a day together with the two of you alone to make her feel better?
Good luck — hope you have a nice, peaceful day of shopping that leads you to your dream gown!
Post # 4
Definitely talk to your mom about this. Hinting might not do any good, and that would suck. =(
Post # 5
I personally would try to hint at it, but that’s the type of person I am. I’d hint about how you’ve always looked foward to going dress shopping with your mom and you are so excited, and also happy that grandmothers are going too, and you anticipate this being the single greatest day of your wedding planning and that you hope everything turns out as well as it does when you picture it. etc. Why doesn’t she want them to go?