(Closed) I dont like FMIL’s Dress.

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think that will look too bad at all. Just because everyone else is wearing dark colors doesn’t mean she will stand out. If she’s comfortable and happy with her choice, I would let it go. This is a much better option then we have seen around here. I just told mine to get something she liked and felt good in that wasn’t white.

Post # 4
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant

Maybe suggest a darker wrap or jacket she could wear over it?  I don’t think she’ll stick out too badly–it’s a pretty dress, and you probably don’t want to offend her–people take their style choices very personally.  If I were you, I’d be a little hesitant to say something because I wouldn’t want to cause drama!

Post # 5
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

I also think this is fine. Especially b/c your wedding is a summer wedding. I don’t think she’ll stick out like a sore thumb at all, and if she’s comfortable in it, then I say let it be. Sometimes you need to pick and choose your battles, and this is one you should probably let slide.

Post # 6
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maybe she can wear a short sleeved jacket or pashmina with the dress?

If it makes you feel any better my Mother-In-Law is going to be in a hideous, champagne colored gown that looks like it was made for the grandmother, not mother of the bride! I also do not appreciate that it is champagne and has lace on it (like my dress). She didn’t buy this to try to one up me, I just think she absolutely didn’t think about. I am not worried about her stealing the show because the dress is awful!

Post # 8
722 posts
Busy bee

I don’t think you can say anything. Everyone at the wedding doesn’t have to match.

Post # 9
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Just let it go. My FMIL’s dress is a totally different color than anything I’m using in my wedding (and she knew the colors). This is one of those cases where it’s just not worth it.

Post # 10
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it’s ok.

As far as “brighter”, well, my girls wore champagne pink and my mom wore red and my Mother-In-Law wore a bright purpley blue!!! And everybody looked fine =]

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Post # 11
10 posts

@KBsquared:  I know how you feel.  My Future Mother-In-Law bought a wear a bright red dress to wear and my colors are navy and yellow.  I keep thinking that the pictures will either look like an American Flag or McDonalds, and I can’t say anything because she already hates me.

Post # 12
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

Wait.. why are you paying for your MIL’s dress?  If that’s actually the case then I do think you get some say.  Normally I would say she can wear whatever the heck she wants but if you are paying then I think you have some right to say you would be more comfortable with a darker shade of blue.  But just FYI my mother wore bright turquise and looked great in all the pics so I promise it won’t be a disaster if she does get the dress.

Post # 13
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

How many pictures will your Future Mother-In-Law be in with the entire wedding party?  Probably not very many.  If she feels great in what she’s wearing, I say let her wear it.  Not worth fighting this battle IMO.

Post # 14
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

if you are paying for it, i think you should have say, but personally, i think it will be a nice contrast. why not  let the mothers stand out a bit? besides, if it weren’t for her, you wouldn’t be marrying him. 🙂

Post # 15
2821 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t think you can say too much except maybe a casual question about it.  My mom really wanted a certain type of flower for her to hold that completely clashed with the other ones (pink with orange) but she reaaaaaallllly wanted them so whatever, it looks a little funny but one of those fights I realized it wasn’t worth having since she didnt’ budge when I pointed out the clashage, what else could I do to convince her, so just decided ah well.

Post # 16
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My FMIL’s dress is awful as well! Howver, I have not said one word about it. It is just not worth it. Picking your battles and all.

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