What do I do?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

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kelseyreading :  What if you told her that you found a store with some dresses that you like and then go with her and try on several dresses but make sure that one is in the pile? I’m sure the people at the shop have dealt with this numerous times and wouldn’t be shocked if you asked them to keep it on the down low. You don’t have to tell her you found “THE dress”. Whethere she helps you find your dress or not dress shopping together will still be fun and memorable. Guess it’s up to you how many details you want to reveal!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

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kelseyreading :  I forgot about that part… hmm well if you don’t even live in the same country she can’t be too upset! Maybe find a different activity you can do together to make her feel special?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - A historic Art Deco and French Renaissance Theatre

Are there any stores in the US (near your mother or in a reasonable traveling distance) that carry that designer and happen to have that dress? If so make an appointment with them and try it on for her (not telling her it’s the dress). Or just get the dress, she doesn’t have to know, and the next time you are in the US just pick a bridal salon to go to and try on dresses with her. That way she gets the experience. You don’t have to walk away with a gown so just let her know none of the dresses were the one that day. Then at some point a bit later down the road when you’re home tell her you found the one and you feel beautiful and happy and nothing else has compared, so you bought it. Maybe it’ll ease “the blow” of getting a dress without her. And hopefully she will be happy for you and not mad since she did get to go shopping with you and have that experience 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

You could tell her that you saw a dress online that you fell in love with. And I agree w/PP that you could try to find some reseller of the same brand. So you can go with your mum without telling her that you actually already tried the dress on. And maybe they have the same dress or you find one that you even like more. And if not, you can tell her that you can’t really decide before having tried on this particular dress and that you found a store near your home in Europe. So it seems like the circumstances are responsable for you getting the dress without her.

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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koalakels :  

sorry. got the wrong idea so deleted post. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I would just tell her that you went dress shopping with your friend because you didn’t think she was really interested in it. Tell her you’re sorry you went without her, but you’re excited because you found a dress you love and would love to show it to her. Hopefully she will be understanding and kind. Maybe you two can go dress shopping for her dress to make up for it!

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