Post # 1
My stepmother has been part of my life since the age of 5. She has always been very helpful, loving, and always puts me first. I love my mom, she is everything. My mother dislikes My stepmom. I am having a hard time when it comes to dress shopping. My mom can’t wait to do the mother daughter dress thing but I feel like my stepmom should be a part of it too. I don’t know what to do. Please I would love some advice.
Post # 3
Is their relationship too rocky to have them both come? If this is something that is really important to you, mom should be able to suck it up and be an adult for a day or two while looking at dresses. Perhaps by having you as a distraction, there will not be as much animosity.
Post # 4
Have you talked to your mom about her feelings if your stepmom comes, or does she only want you and her? Maybe you can include your stepmom and take her to pick out bridesmaid dresses and ask for her input on those so she feels part of stuff. Maybe go with your mom to find the dress and maybe your stepmom can be included in the dress fitting? Hopefully your mom will be okay with your stepmom coming. Keep updated!
Post # 5
Can’t you go dress shopping with each one separately? You’ll probably go to a couple of salons anyway.
My mom HATES my stepmom, and I would have been really tense if I’d tried to bring both of them dress shopping. If it’s going to take away from your experience, I do not recommend trying to force them to get along – it’ll just distract you. Have a nice day with each of them.