My Mom is Clueless About Fashion. Can I Bring My Future Mother-in-Law Wedding Dress Shopping Instead?

Etiquette

Mirror, mirror, on the wall: Who's the most fashionable mother of them all? If your answer is your future mother-in-law, should you leave your own mom out of the wedding dress shopping experience? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your wedding dress questions in today's post.

Is there any tactful way to bypass my mother and take my fiancé's mom shopping with me for my dress? My future mother-in-law always wears amazing clothes and looks put-together, but my mother is totally oblivious to fashion and wouldn't be much help.

It's a funny thing about moms, brides and shopping for the wedding dress—it's really about more than just picking out a gown. That said, taking someone with you who has an eye for style will be incredibly helpful. Do the two moms get along? If so, bring them both. And if they've never met, this is the perfect opportunity for an introduction and some female bonding. While your mom is crying over seeing you in a floor-length white lace wedding dress, your future MIL will make sure the dress truly flatters you.

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