MOB dress - rant and question

my mother keeps asking me what kind of dress she needs to wear and i really haven't thought about it yet. the wedding is just over 9 months away and i only made a final decision on my dress last weekend. now, i'm working on the BM dresses so i told her that i'd figure this out in the next few weeks and then let her know length, style, etc so that she can start looking at dresses. today she calls and sounds really irritated about it and says that she wanted to go shopping for her dress today but i haven't given her the information she needs.


is it just me or is it a bit early for her to be getting stressed about this? when did you start looking at MOB dresses? also, how much does it need to 'match' the BM dresses? i'm tempted to just tell her a length and material and let her get on with it.

Posted on July 11, 2008 at 3:52 pm
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it is a little early for her to be stressed.  my mom ordered hers from netbride.com and it's a 2-3 month order time. 


my mom picked her dress after mine and my bridesmaid dresses.  we wanted her to complement them but not match.


she may just be really excited about getting to pick something - or she could be like my mom and wanting to see how much weight she needed to lose :)


anyways, sorry she's being that way.


 

Posted on July 11, 2008 at 4:13 pm
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We just got ours like 3 weeks ago, and my weddings in August haha
We had a hard time finding one!

I would tell her maybe just the color you want? I don't know, I didn't want everything to 'matchy' with the parents. She got black anyway- which is our color. I just wanted her to be comfortable I guess...

You have plenty of time though~ just humor her for now haha :)
Posted on July 12, 2008 at 6:36 am
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Hey its my first post in 3 weeks! yay! feels good!  my mom just got hers 3 weeks ago and my FI's mom bought hers without discussing it or even asking me and it was a suit and I had to tell her it was unappropriate and there was lots of tears and drama here on my vacation over this and we just went out yesturday and got her another dress but she's still not happy. So my advice just we glad your mom is asking and make sure to cordinate both moms.  It is too early in my opinion b/c from all the stores I've been too it only takes a few weeks to order, do alterations and even order custom.  Just try to explain that to her. good luck -I know moms can be very difficult!

Posted on July 12, 2008 at 6:55 am
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thanks ladies this helped me too.  my mom doesn't really like my colors, so we'll probably get her a dress in a completely different....hopefully complementary color.  but it may not be.  i just want her to be comfortable so i'm trying not to care to much about the color/style.

Posted on July 12, 2008 at 7:20 am
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my wedding is in 2 months (I almost broke it down in days I knew you PW girls would understand my excitement but I switched it back to months to make myself appear less crazy) My mom sews and has insisted she is making her own dress ::sigh:: she has so much stuff on her plate I know the week before the wedding I will be driving out to Orlando to find her a damn dress because hers won't be done, won't fit right, etc. But I'm humoring her (for the time being) She has only picked out the pattern and fabric and cut out the pattern.... no thread has yet to touch the satin. Oh well.

Posted on July 12, 2008 at 1:06 pm
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sounds like all mothers stress about their dresses. at least i'm in good company. i'm glad to hear that it only takes a few months. i told her that today and while she still sounded a bit miffed she at least said she'd wait until october when i can go shopping with her.

Posted on July 12, 2008 at 9:12 pm
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Dude, I'm Sept 6th and the neither of the Mom's know what to wear just yet... guess I kinda need to get on that one! EEEEK!

Posted on July 14, 2008 at 3:32 pm

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