Post # 16
My mom is keeping hers from her marriage to my dad. Needless to say, its a late 80s dress, too small, cigarette smoke, etc etc. Just no. Plus they are divorced. Just does not seem appealing. I would just decline nicely and ask if she can attend your dress search because you would love her advice.
Post # 17
Why don’t do a small photoshoot in it before or after the wedding, just to do different style or even vintage athmospere? You can keep the photos for fun and wear what you actually want for the wedding.
Post # 18
rebecayramos : This is what I would do. I’d take the dress and wear it as one of the options on my pre-wedding photoshoot (or even just ask my fiance to take some pics, in case you’re not having a pre wedding shoot). Even if the dress is old fashioned (which you didn’t say it was, I’m just making an assumption), you can still make it look fierce with the right make up and hair.
Then print some pictures and write a heartfelt letter expressing your gratitude for all that your mom has done for you. She will be flattered and she will understand why you wouldn’t wear it for the actual wedding, without it seeming inconsiderate.
Post # 19
Sorry! Just saw your reply! Didn’t mean to steal your idea 🙂
Post # 20
My sister used the lace from our mum’s dress to make these sort of lace bracelet cuffs. I wore them at my wedding and they were so pretty and a really unique point of my outfit! Obviously for something like that your mum has to be ok with you cutting up the dress (my mum’s was disintegrating so it wasn’t a hard choice).