Post # 1
So yesterday I went dress shopping with my maid of honor. I always had a dream of the “perfect dress shopping experience” with my mom and bridesmaids there. However, a bridal shop in my town was having an amazing sale, and I thought I would at least just go look. I didn’t expect to buy my dress but the first one I tried on was the one! It just felt so good! The price was amazing as well, so I just couldn’t pass it up. I face timed my mom in so that she could see it, but she wasn’t thrilled about it on the phone. I ended up buying the dress reguardless, because it just felt so right. I called my mom after and told her that I got my dress and she was totally upset I got my dress without her. I am totally bummed, and I don’t think I can return the dress(nor do I want to). So I’m looking for some advice on how I can make this better. I was thinking of having her and my bridesmaids over for brunch and I will get my hair and makeup trial before and change into my dress so they can see what I will look like. I was also going to take my mom to the tasting at the venue so she feels included. What do you think?
Post # 2
I can see my mom being hurt too. I think planning a girls day out with the just the two of you would be special. Go get mani and pedis. Maybe go with her to find her MOB dress and look for accessories for yours?
Post # 3
sure, include your mom in some other wedding related activities. My mom and I have very different tastes in clothing, jewelry, etc. I DID take her dress shopping with me and it was frustrating bc she ended up liking things that I didn’t and vice versa. It probably wouldn’t have been worse for you to actually have had your mom there, as you may have questioned the choice to purchase the dress you did, and clearly love.
I went shopping without my mom the second time and found a dress that I loved and purchased. Include your mom in other activities so that she will feel a part of it and included. 🙂
Post # 4
I was in a similar situation with my mom… my Fiance & I got engaged in January and are getting married in September. So I had limited time to shop around and find a dress since most designers take 5-6 months to get it shipped once you order! Our schedules are crazy and the one day that I could go, my mom & sister (MOH) couldn’t. So my best friend/bridesmaid was with me. It was very difficult because I wanted them there so badly, and they wanted to be there. When I let them know I chose it and sent pics, they loved the dress but were still really bummed. Since then I’ve just been trying to include them on other things and let them voice their opinion on whatever. lol. You’ve bought your dress and you love it, and it’s done now… your mom will be okay! Just move on from it and let the rest of the wedding come together and on that day, you’ll all be too happy to think about the dress-finding situation. There are plenty of special moments you can have between now and then. 🙂