(Closed) Sad after MOB dress search

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Sorry to hear you are going though this.  My mom has also been working on losing weight for my wedding.  I am really proud of her and how committed she has been (she has lost about 30lbs since Jan!…she has been doing weight watchers).  She also has a very difficult to fit body (even without the extra weight) so she is having a dress made.  There are a ton of inexpensive dressmakers in our area (we are also having bridesmaid dress made at same place).   Is this an option for your mom?  If you can get pics of the dress she likes a dress maker may be able to replicate it for a lot less.

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think that if your mom wants to sew her outfit that would be awesome. You could both go to the fabric store and look for a pattern as close to the same style as the one you found today, and then pick out the fabric. If you go to Joanns, you can use a 40% off coupon for each cut of fabric. You could also offer to pay all or half of the cost for her. I am sure that if she sees you excited about it it will help her selfesteem issues.

Post # 6
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If your mom is going to sew her own dress, she should start NOW and plan to finish it by next month.  Trust me, your mom will have issues with the first draft of her dress and try to redo it, so she’s going to need extra time.

My mom has similar issues with self-image.  Clothing shopping in general is a tramatic experience when you think your body is ugly no matter what outfit you put on.  All the stores around here sell the same old same old styles, so I plan to take my mom dress shopping soon in Chicago where we can find a better selection.

It’s true that you should find something your parents can pay for.  Usually your wedding is a time for your parents to help you pay for things, not the other way around, and I’m sure your mom just doesn’t want to be a burden on you.  Good luck on your search!

Post # 8
581 posts
Busy bee

Check out UllaPopken.com

There are a few styles that may work for your mom, and the prices are reasonable.

Best wishes to you and your mom.

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