Shopping for my Mom’s Mother-of-the-Bride outfit took more time and effort than looking for my wedding dress, I kid you not! lol!
Mom and I had been shopping together before but I don’t ever remember having this much trouble with it. To start with she wouldn’t try anything on. Not all clothes look great on a hanger and will look much better on an actual person, but trying to convince my mother of this was a really uphill struggle – even though she’s said to me before “You should try that on, things look better on a person and not a hanger!”
After several days (yes, DAYS!) of this I resorted to forcing her into changing rooms with armfuls of clothes, not all great clothes I have to say lol but it got to the point where I felt like she needed to get over this apparent fear of trying things on. We found some lovely clothes, but she still didn’t feel like she’d found the one, and I wasn’t going to force her to buy something she wasn’t 100% happy with. This was a one-off occasion after all 🙂
My best friend came with us on one of the trips and I turned to her and said “You take her, I’ve had enough!” lol but within 10 minutes she turned around and said “Take her back!”.
Eventually she did find a great outfit, and it was even in the sale which was a great find! It fitted her perfectly and she looked really pretty 🙂 It was a light blue (hinted towards turquoise) dress with a flare at the edge of the skirt, short sleeves with a floaty bit around the shoulders, and a long sleeved jacket. We teamed it with a mink/taupe coloured hat, bag and strappy shoes. She was really happy and I’m glad we kept at it to find her the perfect outfit. But… Never again! lol!