(Closed) Surprise, Mom and Dad…uh, I have a new dress…

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What would you do?
    Suck it up and put on your big girl heels, Cornflakegirl! Just show them the new dress. : (141 votes)
    80 %
    Hmm, opinionated parents (read: MOM) rain on your every parade? Surprise them on the wedding day. : (11 votes)
    6 %
    Eh, tell them you've a new dress now but show them on the wedding day. : (24 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think you should wear the second dress because you love it and it’s new and doesn’t have any old attachments. I also think your parents will understand if you explain it to them like that. They might be put off for a little bit but they love you and will understand and are sure to LOVE your new dress! It is so classy and elegant! Good luck chica, let us know what happens πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think your other options would give your mother a heart attack! lol Your gown is just BEAUTIFUL! And you deserve this as well as the man of your dreams! =)

    I *know* its only a dress, but I cant imagine wearing a gown that was intended for a previous wedding that never took place. Just my 2cents.

    Best of luck with your parents! xo

    Post # 5
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    Bu be sure to play up how much YOU love it, how he old dress represented old feelings and a past that you dont want to bring into this new marriage. Post it now to sell and you can put the money towards the dress,

    Post # 6
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    ohhhh I don’t think they’ll care once they see you in that baby! It’s gorgeoussss!

    Post # 7
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Unless you are expecting them to pay for the new dress then there is nothing to be worried about here.  Just show them the new dress.  I would think they would understand why you wouldn’t want to wear a dress that was attached to an old relationship.  Also, to be honest, the old dress does look pretty dated.

    Post # 9
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The new dress is lovely! The old dress is… well…. 10 years ago. I say just tell them. It’s better to get it done and over with than to worry about it forever.

    Post # 10
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i would tell them, and then see if they’re interested in seeing it or not.  your new gown is stunning, btw, and kudos to you for still fitting in to your other gown 10 years later…i’m about 50lb heavier than i was 10 years ago.  altho i was too skinny then, lol.

    Post # 13
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    the girl you were 10yrs ago is not the woman you are now – tell mom and dad and be proud of your beautiful gown

    btw, can you alter the 1st dress, loose the tulle and maybe make it a RH or shower dress?

    Post # 14
    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I personally would want a new dress for the new relationship.  It wouldn’t feel right to wear the dress you bought for another man.   A lot changes in 10 years, and I think your new dress is gorgeous and more flattering.   I think they will understand when they see it.

    Post # 15
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I definitely think you need to tell them ahead of time.  If they are going to have negative feelings about it, this will give them time to get over it.

    I was a 3 dress bride.  The first one I picked out with my mother (under pressure).  She was REALLY disappointed when she found out I changed my mind.  Ready to disown me when I changed it again–but when she saw my final dress, she agreed that it was perfect.

    I am a very pragmatic person (you wouldn’t know it from the previous paragraph) but even I couldn’t wear the same dress.

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