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Laura
Dedicated March 2024

Bridal shop accompanies

Laura, on March 10, 2023 at 9:35 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 7
Hello brides!
So now I have to question of the year! I want to share my experience with y’all know your opinions. Today was my first visit to a bridal shop. I knew I was not going to buy anything because I want to check at least a few places before committing. I took my mom and future mother in law. My mom was exited and she liked every single dress lol But my future mother in law was literally a Karen with the associates there and criticizing everything later on with her friend over a phone call. “ … of course I didn’t let her pay for that dress, that’s bs we can find cheaper…” was one of her simplest comments. I love her and she’s great but when it comes to dealing with things she’s the worst. At least I don’t like that pressure, controlling mode, it makes me uncomfortable. This is a time of my life that I want to enjoy without bitter moments. Do you think I should still bring her with me next time? Should I discuss it nicely with my fiancé? She literally is ready to make an appointment herself to go shopping and I don’t know how to approach her with a “I’m only coming with my mom this time”

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Latest activity by Laura, on March 11, 2023 at 10:24 AM
  • C
    CM ·
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    That is really annoying. I would not take her next time. You aren’t obligated to take anyone you don’t want to take.
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  • K
    Beginner June 2023
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    I think the fact that you already to her to one bridal shop is a good gesture that you involved her in the process. You're not obligated to invite her to your bridal dress appointments. I feel like you should only bring folks who will uplift you Smiley smile It should be a fun experience!

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  • Erin
    Super May 2022
    Erin ·
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    Don’t take her next time. Simply don’t let her know when your next shop appointment is.


    Having someone who will sour the experience is never fun. Don’t feel obligated to take her to further appointments. I did not invite my MIL to any of mine. Only my mom and sister. I knew she wouldn’t be mean per se, but I only wanted those that were closest to me at my shopping appointments as I’m not super extroverted and felt it was a very personal experience
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  • Keri
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    I agree with the person who said it was nice you already invited her once. You don't have to invite her to all the appointments and you should not feel bad for not inviting her. I don't think I'd be able to buy a dress with someone like that policing my decisions. Wedding dress shopping can be stressful as it is. Try to make it as enjoyable as possible with supportive people.
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  • Laura
    Dedicated March 2024
    Laura ·
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    Thank you Keri. I think so too. Just wanted to double check if I was right about it
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  • Laura
    Dedicated March 2024
    Laura ·
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    Thank you Erin! I will do that next time for sure. I want to have fun in this process and not dealing with more unnecessary stress.
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  • Laura
    Dedicated March 2024
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    Great words! Keri. I am totally with you and I will follow all your advices guys. Thank you so much for the encouragement.
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