(Closed) I don’t want to try on her dress, how do I put this delicately?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
711 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Maybe you could tell her you already tried that one on somewhere else, or just politely say that you had a different style in mind that you are really set on and would like to explore that first (hopefully its a totally different style lol).

Post # 5
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would try it on and tell her, “It’s beautiful on you, but I don’t think I really pull it off.” I tried on FSIL’s dress and pretty much did the same thing. It was pretty, but not really what I wanted.

That way, you can get the whole ordeal out of the way in a civil manner.

Post # 6
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Can you just tell her thanks but no thanks? I’ve noticed not coming up with an excuse usually works. If she keeps asking just tell her you don’t want to.

Post # 7
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d point out that your aunt’s dress is never worn, and you’d like one that’s “new”, even if it’s “used”.

Post # 8
798 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yea, if she’s a friend of your Bridesmaid or Best Man, i wouldn’t sweat it.

Can you tell her you already have one in mind, and thank her very much for offering?

Post # 9
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Just thank her for the offer and tell her that you will keep it in mind when you start dress shopping. That way you don’t hurt her feelings and maybe your Aunt’s dress will be the one and you won’t have to try anymore 🙂

Post # 10
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You can tell her that her dress isn’t the shape or the look you’re going for and that it, while absolutely stunning, wouldn’t really fit your wedding vision.  I think that’s nice, it compliments her tastes, and gets you off the hook!

Post # 11
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just tell her that you are trying the dress on as a curtousy to your aunt that is beloved and that you still plan on going out and finding the “IT” dress and her dress is not the style you are looking for as you could never pull it off as good as she did.

Post # 12
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’d tell her that you love your Aunt’s dress and only want it so politely decline trying on her dress. 

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