(Closed) Who to Take Dress Shopping…

posted 12 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I take my dad or my mom?

    Take both and try to ignore their hostility

    Take your dad

    Take your mom, it's traditional

    Other, please comment and let me know

  • Post # 3
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    im sorry that youre going through all of this right now 🙁

    i voted to take your dad. it seems like it would mean a lot to him and he wants to go. i would still ask your mom one more time & if she says she doesnt care, then leave it at that. don’t bend over backwards to make her go, especially if you dont really want her there. the last thing you need that day is someone who is going to be miserable. its supposed to be fun!!

    Post # 4
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I say take you dad, since it sounds like it’ll mean a lot more to him and he will be more excited for you, and that’s what you need-someone who’s excited and will give you input and support!  Do you think your mom will be at all upset if she isn’t involved in picking out the dress, since it seems like she doesn’t care too much about your wedding planning?

    But just wondering, why can’t you take your little sister?

    Post # 6
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    It seems to mean more to your dad, and also, it’s good to have a man’s opinion on these things (if he doesn’t get bored shopping).
    I say take him. Maybe when you make your final choice, or if it comes down to two dresses, you could take your mom for final choice?

    Post # 8
    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I said dad. It sounds like it means a lot more to him, so while the traditional role of “dress shopping” usually falls on the mom, there’s no rule saying it has to be your mom! If she doesn’t really care, odds are your going to get a “meh” response to anything… whereas your dad will be more into it. The odds of choosing a gown on the first trip are low… well, I usually don’t rec. buying straight away… but you could do another “mom” trip after. Then maybe do the rest on your own. I personally got a lot more done without anyone. 

    Post # 9
    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My parents are divorced too, both with new people, so I empathize. 🙁

    Take your Dad. It sounds like he’s more invested. Reassure your Mom if she comments by planning some other wedding-related task with her alone she may be more interested in.

    Post # 10
    14 posts
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I say take them both! You could do some shopping with Mom, and if you find the dress then wait. Go back, try it on again, and make the final purchase with Dad! (or vice versa) That way Mom gets to be there when you fine “the one” and Dad gets to be there when you seal the deal! They both get to be there for a special moment!

    Post # 11
    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I agree with Beachy Bride’s suggestion, I’d probably take Dad first for the search (since he seems more into it), and Mom for the final purchase.  They both get the experience and hopefully it will be less stressful on you and a more pleasurable experience Smile


    Post # 13
    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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