Post # 1
So pretty much those of you who follwed me a few months backknow that my FMIL made my wedding dress. I absolutely love it. The pickle is that my father actually bought me a wedding dress as well as a surprise lol. I’m a daddy’s girl can you tell? lol. And I absolutely love that dress as well!! I was thinking of wearing the one he got me for the ceremony and the other for the reception but I don’t really want to lol. Now, I not sure what to tell MIL :/ lol. She will understand because she is a sweeetheart and she love/adores me no matter what (we have an amazing relationship. I just don’t want to make her sad lol.
Anyone else ever had this happen?
Post # 3
In my opinion, while your dad gave you a very sweet gift, handmade beats store bought any day. She took a lot of time and effort making you the dress (I’m assuming). I would explain the situation to your father and see if he can return in (perhaps for store credit so you can get accessories).
Post # 4
I agree with MissTatas. I feel like you FMIL went through a lot to make you your dress. That would mean the world to me than any store bought dress. Especially the part that you really love it. Did your dad not know that she was making your dress for you? If you don’t want to take to one your dad bought back I would wear one to the wedding and one to the reception like you said. Just to make everyone happy. Best of luck.
Post # 5
@MissTatas: I agree. I think it’d be much easier to let your father down in this situation than your MIL. He must have realized that you might have already picked out a dress/wanted to pick one out yourself.
Post # 6
I agree with PPs. A hand made dress is a lot of work. I’m sure that even if she acted like she wasn’t upset it would bother her a little and maybe even make her question doing favors for you in the future.
I think you should wear her dress for both the ceremony and reception but at the very least wear it to one of them.
Post # 7
Wear the dress your FMIL made. Who surprises a bride with a wedding dress a couple months from the wedding anyways??? Nice gesture by your dad and all, but really, he should have thought that one out better.