- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
Ok guys, here’s my newest issue. My parents are paying for our wedding so of course I am running everything by my mom and listening to her suggestions and taking her thoughts into serious consideration. I am very lucky that she is not the type to try and take over and make demands that it must be her way because they are paying. But just the other day she did make one demand. It will most likely be the only one it makes and though I don’t agree with her thoughts, I understand where she is coming from. However, I am getting really irritated at this point because I don’t think I’ll ever find bridesmaids dresses that I like now. Here’s the story:
My mother is not a fan of tattoos. Really has a very strong dislike for them. Doesn’t understand why people would do that to themselves. Fine. I get that. Some people don’t like them. Not a problem. Except that my bridesmaid is covered in them. And I mean covered. So, problem. My mom has never met this girl but she has seen pictures so she knows that she has a lot of tattoos. I have previously mentioned that she is going to be my bridesmaid. I think my mom just didn’t make the connection about the tattoos (I didn’t even think about the fact that my mom would have an issue with it even though it’s completely obvious that she would). So the other day we are talking about Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses when my mom starts to get worried and says “You haven’t asked her to be a bridesmaid yet have you?” I told her I never formally asked but we have talked about going dress shopping and she knows she is going to be in the wedding. And now my mother has a demand. My friend MUST wear something that covers as much of her tattoos as possible because my mom doesn’t want all those tattoos in the wedding pictures. Which means I need to find a dress that has long sleeves, comes with a jacket, or have a jacket made to go with whatever dress we pick. Which is fine. My mom has offered to pay to have the jacket made or pay any extra cost that may come from choosing a dress that comes with a jacket. I’m not mad at my mom about this. I understand where she is coming from even though I don’t agree that her tattoos will ruin the pictures. But I have become really irritated because even though I’ve seen dresses that I like that would fit the bill, I haven’t seen any that I feel would go with my dress, if that makes sense. I keep seeing ones that I think would be perfect but they are all 3/4 length sleeves which won’t be good enough. Any ideas or suggestions?