There's no rule that says you have to bring your prospective mother-in-law with you when you go wedding dress shopping, and you should only do so if you can trust on your fiance's mother to be courteous, patient, supportive, and encouraging. If she gives you reason to believe that she would be anything other than these things then you shouldn't bring her along.
If you want to bring your mother-in-law with you when you go wedding dress shopping then that is perfectly acceptable but you should understand that she may not like what you choose for yourself and your marriage so try not to let this influence your decision making process.
Also remember that the only way your mother-in-law will really approve of your choice of marriage partner is if you find someone who is as good or better than you. If you're looking for a perfect man who does everything right then you won't find him; he doesn't exist. But if you are happy with who you chose then your mother-in-law will too. She doesn't have to like it but she does have to respect it.
Last thing to note is that even if you don't bring your mother-in-law with you when you go wedding dress shopping you should still consider how she feels about your engagement and marriage.
No, not in general. There is no requirement to invite your prospective mother-in-law and sister-in-law to your wedding dress shopping. This is a highly personal decision, and you may be joined by your mother (or another mother figure), sister(s), maid of honor or bridesmaids. But generally speaking, men don't go with their wives or other partners to look at wedding dresses.
The purpose of the trip is usually to find something romantic and elegant for the bride to wear on her special day. Of course, if you're having a small wedding party, you can go together as a group. But often times, women want to have some kind of private time looking at dresses. Men tend to feel uncomfortable when they're in a room full of women trying on clothes, so they usually stay outside the dressing rooms while their wives or partners try on dresses alone.
Wedding dress shopping is a very important part of planning a wedding. You will need to decide what style you want your dress to be, what materials are comfortable to wear, and also take into account any specific requirements such as size, color, etc. Your wedding dress should make you feel beautiful and confident on your wedding day. If your husband is able to accompany you on this trip, then he could help you find a dress that fits you both well.
My fiance's mother inquired as to what she should dress. What should I say to her? Because the mother of the groom is not a member of the bridal party, she should avoid wearing a dress that is the same color as the bridesmaids', mother of the bride's, or wedding gown. It is acceptable for the mother of the groom to wear a dress that is a different color than that of the other mothers.
It is customary for the mother of the groom to wear a traditional black dress when her son gets married. This shows respect for the marriage and celebrates the end of the mother of the groom's mourning period. However, if she would like to wear something else instead, she has this right.
The mother of the groom should be comfortable dressing up on such an important day. If she feels uncomfortable with herself or her body, it is okay to ask someone to help you find something appropriate.
Make sure to let your mom know well in advance that you will be needing help finding something suitable to wear. Most likely, there will be some leftover dresses from the bride's side of the family that could fit her mother-of-the-groom. These should be given away or sold after the wedding ceremony.
In addition, there are stores that specialize in selling clothes for older women. Maybe your mom can find something there too.
While you may like to make dress buying a mother-daughter affair, asking your future mother-in-law to your fitting is a pleasant occasion to share, plus it means you'll have one more person who understands how to operate your bustle. You may even invite them over to assist you with the coordination and design of your centerpieces or table arrangements.
If you have small children, then a mother-in-law visit can be a real adventure! If you are up for some fun family time, try taking her shopping with you. This will allow you to look together for cute outfits while also getting to know each other better.
Spending time with your in-laws is very important, whether they're living with you or not. Start building a relationship with your daughter's husband by going out to dinner together or having a game night. Spending time apart but still communicating will help you both feel like part of a team even though you are only taking one side of the marriage.
You should also learn to get along with your son-in-law. If there are problems between you two, your daughter won't be able to help you if you need an ally. Take time to get to know each other so you don't come across as competitors when your daughter tries to make peace between you.
Last, but not least, keep in mind that your in-laws aren't responsible for making you happy.