(Closed) Moms and the Dress…

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you allow your Mom to have a say in your Dress??

    Yes cause she is my Mom

    She had some say

    No, its my dress and thats that

  • Post # 3
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    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t know which one to pick. My mum didn’t have any say, but also didn’t particularly want any. I probably would have taken her opinion into account. 

    Post # 4
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    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    Not at all. Though my mom wasn’t pushy or even really offering suggestions. I was living across the country when I was dress shopping, and I sent her pictures of ones I was considering. She was always, “That’s so beautiful!” I think she would have been happy whatever I picked–and she loved the dress I wore! So it all worked out.

    My cousin recently got engaged, and her mom is very opinionated about her dress! She keeps stressing that my cousin needs a dress that makes her feel like a princess, and my cousin is like, “I don’t want to feel like a princess!” They have two very different styles! 

    Post # 5
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    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    @cameronwedding: Now I’m curious about you! Did your mom have a say?

    Post # 6
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    5091 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    My mom had a bit of say, but she was really cool about the whole thing.  She was honest, but she also made sure that I knew that my opinion was the most important.  The second time I tried on the dress that I ended up choosing, I asked her what she thought, and she said, “I honestly liked [other dress I had tried on previously] better, but this one still  looks absolutely gorgeous on you, and you look so much happier in it.  Your smile in this one is just glowing.  You should choose this one.”

    Post # 7
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    3261 posts
    Sugar bee

    I found my dress in a magazine about 6 months prior to even dress shopping. It was the first one I showed my mom, and she loved it! 6 months later, it was the first one I tried on and ended up buying. It made both of us cry. I think the fact that my mom liked it gave me that extra validation. Although I’d like to say I’m a tough ass and don’t care for anyone’s opinion but mine, my mother’s opinion weighs heavy with me. If I buy something she doesnt like, I can’t truly be happy with it. 

    Post # 8
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    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012 - Historic Cedarwood

    I definitely wanted my mom’s opinion, especially because I knew she would be honest and I knew she wanted me to be happy (so she was keeping my style in mind). In general, we get along well and have pretty similar ideas of what looks good and what doesn’t, so it wasn’t too stressful, luckily 🙂

    Post # 9
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    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    my mom had SOME say….but she LOVED every single dress i put on….i couldnt even pick because she cried every time i came out in a differnt one….we had a pep talk the second time around before i went back to put the deposit dow….lol

    love my mommy!

    Post # 10
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    1576 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    She wouldn’t really give me her opinion too much because she said she wanted it to be completely my decision.  We actually have similar taste and I could totally tell when I tried on a couple that she didn’t like, LoL.  I didn’t like them either, so it was no problem.

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    11163 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    My mom loved a different, more sexy, dress tha I just didn’t feel like a bride in. I appreciated her thoughts and opinion but in the end I bought a dress while I was alone without any influence.

    Post # 13
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    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

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    @cameronwedding: I think I like your mom! Whenever people (like siblings, future in-laws, friends, etc.) would ask me what I wanted them to wear, I had the same response. It’s like, you’re 20+ years, old, I trust you to dress yourself! 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    my mom doesn’t even know that i HAVE a dress yet.  she’s the sort of person who gives objective opinions on that sort of thing and would support whatever choice i made on my own, so it’s kind of an invalid question for me anyway.  but i voted, no, it’s my dress.

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