I really wanted to involve my FMIL in wedding dress shopping, since she does not have any daughters and I'm pretty close to her. I mentioned this to her, though nothing was set up, because I did not really expect to go dress shoping until later this summer. On a whim I popped into a bridal shop yesterday (its a charity shop in NYC), not thinking I'd find the dress of my dreams. Due to the fact that the store carries donations and nothing is made to order, I bought the dress. It was very low key, I must have tried on 4 max and that was it. I do not feel like she missed out on much of an experience, but I still feel bad because I wanted to incorporate her. I still haven't told her I got a dress. I will the next time I see her. But are there any other things I could do to incorporate her that would be just as special? I'd like to propose something when I tell her about the dress.