(Closed) Parents are not happy with my wedding dress :'(

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh sweetie – My parents were so very much like yours and just as judgemental when I married for the first time, a long time ago. They criticized a lot of my decisions and I was crushed everytime.  It made m wedding planning stressful when it should have been joyous and it was difficult to get over.  So please try to take this as sage advioce from someone who went through the same and survived…

This is a very special day in your life.  It is your day.  If you love this dress and it makes you feel special, then hold on to it.  Yes, it will be difficult to pay it off and you will have to make sacrafices.  If you are willing to make these and you still love the dress despite the things you will need to give up, then go for it.  I agree with others that say you can sell it after the wedding, but be prepared to get a fraction of what you paid (like prepare for $700…if you get more that’s wonderful but this economy is tough).

Your parents may never understand why you spent as much as you did and they may always disapprove.  I am certain this isn’t’ the first time and it won’t be the last time this will happen.  Try to see the conflict for what it is – a difference of opinion.  I think we children of critical parents have a way of taking these differences personally.  It is not an attack on you.  Try to remember that although I know its hard.

And I agree with the posters who say that if you REALLY have serious doubts about the dress and don’t like it anymore, you probably can cancel the order, but lose the deposit.  That might be worth it if you find a dress you really like better.

Good luck – and ENJOY the wedding experience.

 

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