(Closed) HELP, MIL in town next month and I don't want to show her my dress

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What to say or do if MIL ask to see my dress?
    Just show her- she is your future MIL : (11 votes)
    21 %
    Tell her its not here and store it at the neighbors house : (22 votes)
    42 %
    Other choice, please explain : (20 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Just Say No.

    Seriously, it’s not that big a deal – just say that you want it to be a surprise for everyone at the wedding!

    Post # 4
    46647 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

     Ditto! if no one else is seeing you in the dress before the wedding, she can wait too.

    Post # 5
    914 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Tell her you want it to be a surprise and want everyone to see it for the first time at the wedding.

    Post # 6
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I agree just say you want it to be a surprise for everyone at the wedding 🙂 

    Post # 7
    745 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Say no if she asks. Tell her you want it to be a surprise. Keep it in a closet. She shouldn’t be rummaging through your closets.

    Post # 8
    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Yeah, just be honest with her. Tell her you don’t want anyone to see it before the wedding. If you think she might try to talk you into letting her see it, then by all means have your neighbor dress sit for you : )

    Post # 10
    1304 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Why don’t you just take it to a seamstress for alterations before she comes to visit??

    Post # 11
    4192 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I told mine when she asked questions about it that it was going to be a surprise. Only my Mom, her best friend, my two MOHs, and my hairdresser know what it looks like. I wanted somethings to be a surprise. She didn’t like it, but oh well!

    Post # 12
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Don’t bring it up and if she does, explain exactly what you did in your post.  It’ll be easier on you if you’re honest, and if you both don’t have any issues in your relationship then I don’t see this being a big issue.

    Post # 13
    3081 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yea, I totally think it’s valid to keep your dress a secret, from everyone if you want! 

    Post # 14
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Yes sat it’s a secret and stick by your guns. Also let your Fiance know that you want this to be a secret from his mother as he may not realise and think that it would be totally cool for his mum to be in on the secret.

    Post # 15
    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would tell her it is being cleaned and hide it!

    Post # 16
    1128 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I would just be honest and say you want it to be a surprise for everyone (that’s actually pretty normal), and that your just so excited for the big reveal on the wedding day. Or you could say its in getting alterations and leave it at your neighbors

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