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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:21 AM
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My search for a dress to wear to my daughter's wedding begins!
I definitely do NOT want a dress categorized as a "Mother of the Bride" dress. I was looking at some online, and :scared: . They just aren't ME (though I am a very proud MOTB!).

Her colors are red and white, but I thought I would go with something green.

Maybe even a suit, or a dress with a jacket.

Anyone have any suggestions?

I'm going to troll some stores tomorrow.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:25 AM
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1. Here's a suggestion Sis


and it's patriotic too!

:patriot:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:27 AM
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2. ROFL!!!!
:rofl: :rofl: :spray:

You owe me a keyboard, bro!
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:29 AM
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3. Another Drinking Keyboard Accident Sis
we'll just report it to MADKO (mothers against drunken keyboard operators) whether you are drunk or drinking or what, they are very supportive of keeping track of these things.

:rofl:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:31 AM
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4. Phhhhhhhth!
:P

:rofl:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:40 AM
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6. Sorry I've Been So Helpful
maybe I just think that anything my sis wears will be wonderful!

She's a hottie you know! but I can't tell her that or I'll have to go into therapy (mom said that)

:hug: :loveya:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:41 AM
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8. And mom is right!
:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:33 AM
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5. My dear SeattleGirl!
How fun!

I got to be MOTB twice! And maybe I'll do it again....my newly divorced older daughter is now seriously seeing a very nice young man....

Have fun, sweetie!

The first dress I had, I had made.......and it's lovely, a full-length blue silk dress.......

The second daughter's wedding found me in a store-bought dress...a nice blue sheath......

I like the idea of a dress with a jacket......

Be sure and post a pic of you wearing it once you've found it!

:bounce: :bounce:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:40 AM
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7. Hey Peggy!
I rather like the idea of a dress with a jacket too.

My daughter says it would be okay for me to wear black (it's my favorite color to wear), but I said no. While MY family knows of my proclivity for black, her fiance's family doesn't, and I don't want to give the impression that I'm less that thrilled about her choice. I AM thrilled -- he's a very wonderful young man.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:42 AM
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9. What shade of green?
Forest? Emerald? Lime? Avocado? And is it for a day or evening?

Congratulations, btw!

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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:44 AM
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11. I'm thinking either forest or olive green.
Both look good. And it's a day wedding.

And, thanks!
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 02:02 AM
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17. Never underestimate the power of
the ebay. I found my bridesmaids dresses there from an overstock dealer. I got them both for 30some dollars.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 02:08 AM
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19. Wow! I'll have to check it out.
Thanks, Venus!
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 02:12 AM
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22. You're welcome.
I am an ace internet detective when I want to find something. If you need any help, PM me and I'll work to find you something you like at a good price.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 02:15 AM
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23. Thank you so much!
I may take you up on that offer if I don't find something good tomorrow.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 02:24 AM
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24. We found my best friend her
$1500 Oleg Cassini wedding dress for $99. I'll be here checking in for ya.

:hug:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 02:25 AM
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25. Oh. My. God! $99??????
Now THAT'S what I call a bargain!
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 02:27 AM
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26. I know it was amazing.
Too bad her husband turned out to be a major asshole and filed for a divorce after 7 weeks.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 02:29 AM
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27. Eeek! That's awful, but despite the pain, she's probably better
off without him.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 02:42 AM
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28. Defintely better than 5 years from now.
It's not over and I know she's dreading it. I can only be there for her by phone right now. :(
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 02:45 AM
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29. She's fortunate to have you as her friend.
Whether it's in person on via phone, I'm sure it means a lot to her.

I've had several friends whose new grooms told them, within a day of their weddings, that they still planned on going out with other women. :grr:

The thing that pissed me off the most is that my friends felt THEY had done something wrong, or were lacking in some way. I understand that feeling, but still....THEY did nothing wrong. It was the asses they married who were in the wrong.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 02:51 AM
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30. He decided the marriage was a good cover.
He is a closeted freeper who is sleeping with his best guy friend. That was a shocker for my friend, indeed.

I would do anything for her. She is like my sister. She lost her mom in 2000 and she doesn't have that much support. I do what I can and help her as much as I can. I am her daughter's Fairy Godmother. :D I love it. She calls me that...fairy Godmother! :rofl:

It's the little one who has gotten her through this whole thing. She has to be strong for her daughter. Luckily, she is from a different relationship so there won't be anymore contact needed after the divorce.


But, that is sad and crappy, and we are celebrating your baby getting married by finding you a dress! It's going to be fantastic!!
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 03:01 AM
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31. A similar thing happened to one of my brothers, though his now
ex-wife is no freeper. But she was trying to deny the fact that she's gay. My brother was a total homophobe until that happened. After listening to his ex talk about what she was going through, and such, he understands much better now, and has no problem with gays.

It did hurt him, though, like any break up does. But something good did come out of it, which I'm glad about.

And if helping me find a dress helps at all, then that's wonderful, for everyone!
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 03:56 AM
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35. What do you think of this one?
I love it.

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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 04:21 AM
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36. How 'bout this'un?
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 12:18 PM
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37. ROFL!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:30 PM
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40. Stunning dress
However, I think it needs a jacket. Weather in Seattle can be so fickle.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:04 PM
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50. Definitely needs a jacket.
Especially because the wedding is in March.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:23 PM
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55. If you go shopping downtown, I might run into you.
I'm leaving right now for a hair appointment at Gene Juarez. Happy shopping!
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:24 PM
Response to Reply #35
57. I love it too ...
And I think it'd look beautiful on you. Great shade of green.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:44 AM
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10. Heidi to the rescue! One green dress, just for you!
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:45 AM
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12. Can I have the body too? I think it would look great on me!
How are you, gf? :* :loveya:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:48 AM
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13. You've got the legs for it, gf!
GO FOR IT! :hug:

I'm okay. It's strangely summer-like here this morning. :D

Nice to see you, and congratulations to your daughter! :hug: :*
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:53 AM
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14. She's got legs!
And thanks, Heidi. I'm very excited about it. I'm doing her flowers, and MrSG and I are doing the cake. Makes it even more special.

:loveya: :hug: :loveya:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 02:08 AM
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18. Air Brushed Legs
and who knows what else?

Hi Heidi!

:rofl: :hug:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 02:09 AM
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20. I'm sure the woman in that photo
wanted to look her absolute _best_ for her daughter's wedding. If The Wiley and Excellent Boy Cat Named Ginger ever gets married, I certainly plan to have _my_ legs airbrushed for the occasion. :D

:hi: Southpawkicker! :hug:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 02:12 AM
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21. OTAY
It's not to say she doesn't look nice,and I'm sure her daughter is getting married ROFL as she's probably only about 23 or so.

:yourock: :hug:
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:00 PM
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64. You know they actually do that, right?
None of this "airbrushing the print" shit anymore. Now you airbrush the person and be done with it.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:16 PM
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54. I don't think you're supposed to upstage the bride...
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:24 PM
Response to Reply #54
56. Believe me, there's no way I could upstage my daughter.
Her dress is gorgeous and so is SHE! :loveya:
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:25 PM
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59. I like how there is more fabric on the end of the sleeve than on the rest of the dress.
:rofl:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:54 AM
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15. I think a suit would be gorgeous
Maybe a pale pink or peach pantsuit, that would be lovely. Take 'em all by storm.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:56 AM
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16. Ah, but it's my daughter who will knock 'em out!
She's beautiful, and her dress is gorgeous!
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 03:05 AM
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32. Ebay! My wife snagged a $2,000 Vera Wang last year for 125.00
100.00 in alterations and voila!


Not to be outdone..I countered with DKNY !
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 03:08 AM
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33. It can be a discount fashion gold mine.
You just have to always keep checking. I love me some ebay!

Nice looking couple!!
:loveya:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 03:08 AM
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34. Gorgeous!
That's so cool that you both found something wonderful to wear! :bounce:
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:02 PM
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49. Better Pic of THE dress



My Daughter-In-Law just HAD to have that"Backyard Wedding" !
Sweaty,Buggy....yecccch! :puke:
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:19 PM
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38. What are your colors (hair, eyes)?
Is your complexion fair, peaches-and-cream, Asian, African-American?

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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:26 PM
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39. Red hair, green eyes, medium light skin.
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:32 PM
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41. You would look beautiful in a teal or light blue shade
If you go for green, a mint color would be nice.

Another color you may not have thought about: Gold. It would set off your hair and eyes.


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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:05 PM
Response to Reply #41
51. My mom suggested that, after she saw me wearing my beige-
gold jacket.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:31 AM
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42. There's a "Classic Query" that goes with that..but I'll let it slide
I don't know you nearly well enough, Naughty Girl Member, or not !
:wow: :smoke: :wtf:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:41 PM
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43. Something in black leather is always appropriate


RL
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:44 PM
Response to Reply #43
45. Grrrrrrrr, But My Sis Isn't Wearing That
unless it comes with boots!


:rofl:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:16 PM
Response to Reply #45
46. I figured boots were a given
Great minds think alike...

:rofl:

RL
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:25 PM
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47. Must Be
:rofl:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:06 PM
Response to Reply #43
52. Hey, great idea!
:rofl:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:08 PM
Response to Reply #52
60. Yes, instead of Mother of the Bride
you can be MILF of the Bride...

(Yes, I actually said that...)

:spank:

RL
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:25 PM
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61. You are so bad!
And that's exactly why I like you! :evilgrin:
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BensMom Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:42 PM
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44. Don't forget..
A stunning necklace.
Not too big - but stunning.
Maybe a one of a kind pendant.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:28 PM
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48. I did this last year - it turned out to be fun
She initially asked all the moms (me, her stepmom and her mom-in-law) to find something in red but we all ended up in shades of purple, as did my stepmom and my sister which was kind of neat since none of us knew what the others were wearing.

I found my dress at Macy's and loved it - it was definitely NOT typical mom of the bride but it wasn't sleazy by any means. Let me see if I have a photo - hmm, can't find any full length on the day but this was when I tried it on at home -



and this is what part of it looked like on the day!



It cost about $200.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:09 PM
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53. I remember when you first posted this pic. I love that dress.
Daughter and I are going out on Friday to take a look around, see what we can find for me.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:25 PM
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58. A suit is always nice. Get one in a color you will wear again. Raw silk
would be nice.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 06:23 PM
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62. I found these green ones.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 06:29 PM
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63. Nice dresses! Thanks!
:hi:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:25 PM
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65. Okay, I found two more possibilities:


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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:13 PM
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66. first one is very nice but----
will you upstage the bride? the second one is your safest bet, actually both are very nice dresses. better ask the bride what she thinks mom...lol
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:20 PM
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67. I just sent the pictures to her.
If I went with the first one, I would look for a jacket to wear with it.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:45 PM
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70. yes that would be most excellent with a jacket
have fun at the wedding
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:47 PM
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71. Thanks, madrschod.
:hi:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:12 AM
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72. Just emailed the pics to my daughter, and she likes the first one too.
I'm going to try it on, on Friday.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:29 PM
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68.  A suit is nice from the standpoint it can be reworn
A friend of mine got a St. John suit she wore to her kid's wedding. She continues to wear it a lot as it can pass for business too.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:30 PM
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69. I'm also looking at suits.
I like the idea of a dress/jacket suit. I don't much care for skirts.
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