(Closed) FMIL bought pretty much the same dress as my mom……

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

maybe she thought she was supposed to match? 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

reminds me of this –

Jennifer’s wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her
excitement — not even her parents’ nasty divorce. Her mother had found
the PERFECT dress to wear and would be the best dressed mother-of-the-bride ever!
A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father’s new young
wife had bought the exact same dress as her mother! Jennifer asked her
step mom to exchange it, but she refused. “Absolutely not. I look like a
million bucks in this dress, and I’m wearing it,” she replied.
Jennifer told her mother who graciously said, “Never mind sweetheart, I’ll
get another dress. After all, it’s your special day.”
A few days later, they went shopping and did find another gorgeous dress. When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, “Aren’t you going
to return the other dress? You really don’t have another occasion where
you could wear it.”
Her mother just smiled and replied, “Of course I do. I’m wearing it
to the rehearsal dinner.”

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

have you asked your mum how she feels about it? i know my mum would be devostated in my fmil turned up in the same dress and although i wasnt my mother and fmil to tone in, im not sure i would want them  in the same dress

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

HAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!  That’s the exact same dress my mother wore to my wedding last year! 

 

I wouldn’t be too upset if they each wore that dress. At least it isn’t white.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Are they not the exact same dress? If you are so opposed why not get the two moms together and talk to them about it. See if one of them will exchange their dress for something different. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Oops. I just saw you didn’t want them to match… That’s a bit of a pickle. I like GroovyHippieChick’s suggestion. Let mom wear it to rehearsal dinner, and maybe she can wear something different?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Haha my mom acutally accidently bought the same dress as my Future Mother-In-Law and I totally had a blonde moment and didnt realize when my mom ordered it. It was all good though my Future Mother-In-Law had boughten 2 and wasnt sure which one to wear haha. 

Post # 12
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359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Since neither mother saw the dresss and attempted to ‘upstage’ the other buy getting a similar but better dress, and since its was all good intentions – if both parties are fine with it, I would be too. It is pretty funny and will be a funny story at the wedding.

EDIT: Saw you put that your Mom is bothered. If you Mom is bothered then I guess maybe she can buy a new dress?

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

My opinion-those dresses are too similar.

Whatever happened to FMIL’s navy dress?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The dresses are the pretty similar, but I don’t see how this is important enough to make a big deal of. As long as both moms feel confident and look good, you really should let them wear what they want. I doubt anyone will pay much attention to the similarity in the dresses anyway. You can also differentiate them using accessories.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That style is everywhere right now, and actually had to avoid in Mother-appropriate dresses for weddings. They’re similar, but I woudn’t worry about it.

My Step-MIL had a meltdown (in private) after she saw me at the rehearsal because she thought her dress for the wedding was too similar to it. I was like, Come on, lady, if you cared so much, you could have responded to any of my emails asking you about what dress you were getting! But I didn’t say that. I just said that I didn’t think they were all that simlar and that she looked darling. Which she did. And no one else cared.

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