(Closed) Inviting FMIL dress shopping…

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you invite the FMIL?
    Yes : (62 votes)
    66 %
    No : (32 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 32
    Member
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee

    I had Future Sister-In-Law and Future Mother-In-Law both with me when I went dress shopping, along with my Mum and Maid/Matron of Honor. It was a great day and Future Mother-In-Law and my Mum got to meet and get to know each other for the first time. I think they were both honored and happy that I asked them to come along and get their opinions. I’m also pretty close with both of them, though.

    It’s all personal preference, though. As PP’s have said, she’ll probably be quite happy if you asked her, but you have to decide if sharing that moment with your Future Mother-In-Law is something you’d want.

    Post # 34
    Member
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    That’s great that they are supportive of the idea!

    I think like you said it’s a great opportunity to bring the two of you closer. Trying on dresses is such a special occasion that I’m sure the significance of you asking her will not be lost on her. And chances are you will be trying on dresses more than once so if it doesn’t work out you don’t have to ask her the second time around.

    I think it’s really important to forge a good relationship with your Mother-In-Law. It’ll make life easier on yourself and your future husband.

    Post # 35
    Member
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I didnt bring either of my FMIL’s I just went with my mom and my Maid/Matron of Honor. I wanted to keep it small so there werent tons of opinions flying everywhere! But you already have a large group, so I would just invite her so she doesnt feel left out!!

    Post # 36
    Member
    17 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If your family wouldn’t be 100% happy to have her join you then I’d say don’t invite her – let this be a special time with just your family. Since you’re not that close to her, and she’s not besties with your family, it would probably be more speciali to have this event without her. Perhaps you can invite her to do something else with just you?

    Post # 37
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    2649 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Ask her if she would like to go, and then put the ball in her court. 

    It is allways better to give an invitation and be told No than to not give one at all.

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