my older daughter is getting married for the 2nd time nov 2011. She wants me to get one of the mother of the bride's outfits from her bridal store or a similar one. My husband and I can not really afford the $150-200 mom dresses they sell. I found a perfect brand new pantsuit in her color scheme at Goodwill and it only cost me $22. It is a work type pant suit, classic looking without being dressy. I am afraid she will be mad that I can not afford a fancy dress. The wedding is taking place on a cruise ship and she is wearing the traditional long gown and the men in tuxes. Am I wrong in not buying a fancy outfit? I dont want to ruin her wedding by wearing an off the street outfit but finances are really tight and she does know that...Answer Question
Answer by gdiamante at 11:28 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by admckenzie at 11:29 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
While you're not wrong, you do have some time. There is almost a year. IF you can, try to set back 5 or 10 dollars a week or more. Then, a few weeks before the wedding, you can get something nice from JC Penney, or where ever. Also, one of those dresses, you can actually wear more than once.
Answer by krissyvelazquez at 11:32 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by aheuszel at 11:37 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 11:38 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by fancyjane at 11:41 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
I don't think you're wrong for not being able to afford an expensive dress, but to me it sounds like (and I could be wrong) that because it's a 2nd wedding that you don't feel the need to be formal. It seems like your daughter wants you to be as into the wedding as she is and be the mother of the bride (excited, happy, proud). I understand you got a good deal on the pants suit, but I would keep looking for something more formal.
Answer by skittles1108 at 11:52 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
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Answer by MommyH2 at 12:16 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
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