(Closed) FMIL doesn't want to wear a dress?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 32
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999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Horseradish: 

 @hermom:  

because 95% of the time the mother of the bride and groom do wear a dress. I don’t think it’s wrong to wear pants, that’s great to wear pants, but a dress is traditionally expected, that’s all. I’m not the only one that thinks this way.

 

Post # 33
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7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I don’t understand why she should have to wear a dress. What’s wrong with a nice, formal skirt or trouser suit?

Post # 34
Member
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@MrsGatito:   in my mind it’s a formal wedding…AND in a formal setting a dress is usually worn. To me pants is more casual and feel like my wedding isnt’ taken seriously if my mother in law wears pants. NOW EVERYONE THIS IS JUST MY OPINION, so no attacks please, thanks.

 

Post # 35
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270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh yes, you can’t possibly be married if the groom’s mother wears pants. 

But seriously, who cares if she wears a dress or not? I would let it go. 

Post # 36
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7418 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@SamanthaLovesJames:  fashion has come a long way since a lot of these traditions were started. Heck, weddings have come a long way! No one bats an eye if the bride doesn’t wear a traditional veil or walk in to the traditional wedding march. No one will think twice at a groom’s mother in a smart pantsuit 🙂

Post # 37
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1833 posts
Buzzing bee

@SamanthaLovesJames:  your comment about the pants making her feel awkward seemed judgemental.and negative. I know what I am.comfortable wearing and I  certainly didn’t feel awkward in my choice of pants I felt very confident!

Post # 38
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8482 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

My Fiance told me that neither his mom nor his sister will probably wear a dress. I was upset at first, but oh well. Its not a big deal in the long run. I doubt there will even be many pictures of them, considering they hate having their pictures taken.

Post # 39
Hostess
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ive seen some lovely mother of the bride pantsuits and you would have never even second glanced at.

I think it’s totally okay.

Post # 40
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268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Both my mother and Mother-In-Law wore a pant suit.  Both looked very nice as well.  There’s a lot of great formal pantsuit options out there. 😉

Post # 41
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841 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@MrsGatito:  Definitely not a big deal, there are way worse things a Future Mother-In-Law could do 🙂

Post # 42
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866 posts
Busy bee

I am always surprised at how much people care what is worn to their wedding by guests not actually in the wedding. why on earth would you care if she is in a dress or not?

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