Post # 1
So my grandma has offered to buy my Mom’s dress for the wedding. I thought this was great news because my parents don’t really have a lot of extra money.
The thing is that I thought I would get some say in the matter. Apparently they looked through some catelog today and ordered a dress. I have no idea what it looks like or what color it is (I’ll obvious find out the color when my mom gets back to me). I just feel a little uncomfortable knowing they just ordered some random dress. Also, the wedding isn’t until September and so much can change, like her weight.
My bridesmaids haven’t even ordered their dresses yet, and we’re not even set on a specific color yet (probably green, but Dessy has so many different shades).
So I guess my question is: does the color of her dress/what she wears really matter?
Maybe I’m just being silly over this. I guess the only reason I care is because I would like a cohesive look for photos. As long as she is happy then I’m sure it’ll be fine.
Post # 3
The only thing I asked for was “not white”. I don’t really care what color she wears. I just want her to be comfortable and feel good.
Post # 4
Personally, I say it doesn’t matter. Does she normally have good taste in picking out clothes?
My Future Mother-In-Law is dead set she will not wear a dress, absopositively won’t! We had to tell her that she can’t wear blue jeans! NOT Going to HAPPEN!
Fiance is going to do the “Mom all I want for my wedding day (other then the obvious of getting married) is to see you in a dress once in my life!
Post # 5
The thing is that she doesn’t have the best taste in clothes. She recently put on some weight and sometimes doesn’t know how to dress to compliment her body. Also, I think what happened is that my grandma probably picked out the dress for her and she just went along with it (she is very easily pursuaded). I would hate for her to look frumpy in pictures.
Though, I’m sure it’ll be fine. There’s no need for me to even think twice about this.
Post # 6
It’ll be easier to tell once the dress comes too. I hate getting clothes without trying them on, so worse comes to worse she might have to return it.
But, then you make a girls days out of dress shopping for mom with grandma too!
Post # 7
My mom, who lived in a different state than I did, was visiting her sister in another state, and my aunt encouraged her to look for her MOB dress while she was there. I ended up getting a phone call from my mother, telling me that she had purchased her dress for my wedding. My aunt and cousin really liked it, and they were all trying to desribe the dress to me over the phone. Finally, my other aunt e-mailed pics to me, and, although my mother looked lovely in the dress, it was in no way what I had envisioned for my wedding.
When I explained this to my mother, she returned the dress. I then found a dress that was the PERFECT color and style for my mother for my wedding. Once she had it on, she loved it, too! I am so glad that I was able to go with her to choose a dress we both loved.
If the dress your grandmother and mother ordered turns out to be one that you just do not like, I think you can politely ask that they consider another (as long as the first dress is able to be returned.)