(Closed) So in a bit of a pickle…lol

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

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
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with MissTatas. I feel like you Future Mother-In-Law 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
4512 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@MissTatas:  I agree. I think it’d be much easier to let your father down in this situation than your Mother-In-Law. He must have realized that you might have already picked out a dress/wanted to pick one out yourself.

Post # 6
491 posts
Helper bee

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
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wear the dress your Future Mother-In-Law 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. 

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