Post # 1
Wedding is 15 weeks away. *sigh* I’ve tried to explain to her that she likely won’t be able to buy something off the rack and will have to order, but she is STILL dragging her feet. Any advice?
The florist asked me the other day what colors the moms are wearing – I mentioned this to her so hopefully it will push her into gear.
Post # 3
My mom found her dress at a department store, so no ordering necessary. That’s always an option if you get into a time crunch. 🙂
Post # 4
At my sister’s wedding, my mom bought her gown off the rack, and I’m guessing she’ll do the same for mine. No major headaches necessary! She’ll figure it out!
Post # 5
My mom still hasn’t gotten her dress (don’t know about FMIL). I’m not worried, she’s an adult and can figure it out herself. There are lots of nice and appropriate dresses she can get off the rack. =)
Post # 6
I hope so! I just don’t want her to have to settle for something that she doesn’t love because she waited too long.
But she won’t show up naked, so I guess I should stop worrying. Thanks bees. =)
Post # 7
My wedding is the week before yours and none of the moms/stepmoms have bought their dress yet. It’s not a big deal…they’ll find something.
Post # 8
Nordstroms has some great dresses. And they do free shipping both ways if she doesnt want to go to the store.
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
My Mom bought hers at Macy’s the first day we went shopping. If your FMIL has to “settle,” it’s no one’s fault but her own. She probably sees it as “I have four months to buy a dress, what’s the hurry?”
Post # 10
I had to drag my FMIL to multiple stores a couple of weeks ago to get her dress. She was picky and wouldn’t try anything on. The sales ladies basically forced her into a dress, and told her that she basically had a month to get the dress ready, which wasn’t a lot of time.
I feel your pain. Good luck!
ETA: MY FMIL is a size 2, so most of the dresses swim on here and need major altering. Not cool a month before the wedding.
Post # 11
Did you tell her what she had to wear or something? Let her figure it out…what’s the worst that could happen?
Post # 12
@rebwana: Yeah and I see it as “OMG there’s ONLY 4 months” haha.
@peachacid : I didn’t tell her what to wear. However, she hasn’t been to many formal events so I am a little nervous that she doesn’t realize she should be wearing something more formal than a coctail dress.
But like you’ve all said, she’ll figure it out. I just need to calm down and stop with the “OMG the wedding is tomrorow” freakouts.
Post # 13
My FMIL just got her dress at the end of June and our wedding is at the end of July. NBD IMO.
Post # 14
@MissNachoLover: Does she have any daughters? And again, what is the worst that could happen?
Post # 15
Our wedding is in 10 weeks and my mom doesn’t have a dress and my FMIL has a dress that is too small for her still.
Post # 16
I wouldn’t worry about it. She has plenty of time, and she isn’t the bride or bridesmaid so she has penty of options for buying off the rack.