Posted 16 August 2009 - 10:54 PM
My mom and I have a somewhat rocky relationship. It has always been that way but has only gotten worse since I started dating my FI.
She is very opinnionated and because of that I haven't included her much in the wedding planning process. If I did it would end up being HER day.
Anyways...I spoke to her this past week about her mother of the bride dress. Since we aren't having attendents I was hoping that she would wear one of our wedding colors. Our wedding isn't going to be super formal either so I wanted to make sure that she was comfortable getting a semi formal sun dress instead of something traditional if thats what she prefered.
Her response..no joke..."I've been looking at the salvation army and goodwill for a dress for the last couple of weeks". My parents are well off and can more than afford a nice dress. Not only that but I have offered to pay for whatever she chooses. My mom loves "thrift shopping" but I really want her to look nice at the wedding (she is the MOB afterall!!). Whenever she goes shopping there she ends up getting something that doesn't fit right, or has some sort of stain on it.
I was able to hold it together at the time but I'm really pissed. How do I ask her to get something presentable?
AARG sorry for the rant!
Posted 16 August 2009 - 11:24 PM
Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:16 AM
We can help you with some links to send her. What a PITA. Seriously, people are crazy when it comes to weddings! It'll all be ok.
Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:26 AM
egsarah.... you need to tell your mom how important it is to you that she match your wedding colours... then send/share your ideas of what would look great on her.
As for Kate's idea, you should also let us know approx. what size your mom is.... thus if she is super tiny, she could get away with a fitted style dress... know what i mean?
Posted 17 August 2009 - 06:06 PM
Posted 17 August 2009 - 10:31 PM
| Originally Posted by egsarah |
Thanks girls you are wonderful!! I did suggest that we shop together last week when we were together (she lives in Mass and I'm in Texas) but we didn't have time. But I think that sending her some dresses I like could be a very good alternative option. The color I was hoping she would wear is a dark vibrant blue. Not quite navy but not light blue either....(not sure if that makes sense) She floats between a street size 8 and 10. Any help is GREATLY appreciated!!
It is a Davids size 12, unaltered... my mom is a street size 8-10 too. Very pretty and flattering.
Posted 17 August 2009 - 10:42 PM
If you stress that want her to be in the right colour it will be highly unlikely that she will be able to find anything in a thrift store. Just keep telling her how much it means to you to have her look like part of the bridal party...
Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:03 AM
Posted 18 August 2009 - 01:49 PM
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