My FI and I are paying for nearly the entire wedding ourselves. My parents are divorced and though my dad was able to help a bit financially, my mother's contribution is very small, and i know a bit of a struggle for her, but she's adamant on contributing something. Because we are paying for nearly eveything ourselves, i'm trying to keep costs low. So now my question is: Becuase my mom can't afford a typical, bedazzled MOB dress, am i expected to pay for it? Or is it totally acceptable to get something less fancy but that she still likes from a more affrodable place (i.e. Ross or a similar department store), where she would be able to pay for it?