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MIL and Step-MIL getting ready/hair done with bridal party

Hi all!  So my future sister-in-law just asked if her mom and step-mom will be getting ready with my bridesmaids, my mother and I, on the day of.  Neither of them expressed interest in doing so, so I did not include them on the appointment for hair and make-up.  I could obviously change the appt since my wedding is so far out (October), but should I have made an appt for them anyway?  And what are everyone's experiences on MILs getting ready with the bride?

Re: MIL and Step-MIL getting ready/hair done with bridal party

  • Jen4948Jen4948 Houston member
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    It's not required.
  • AddieCakeAddieCake Beyond the Wall member
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    Do you want them there with you?  If so, invite them. If not, you don't need to. 
    What did you think would happen if you walked up to a group of internet strangers and told them to get shoehorned by their lady doc?~StageManager14
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    [QUOTE]Do you want them there with you?  If so, invite them. If not, you don't need to. 
    Posted by AddieL73[/QUOTE]

    This.  I honestly don't even remember if I invited my MIL.  I don't know if you're "supposed to", but we're not close, so I didn't even think of it.
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  • I included both, but you don't have to. I honestly don't know if I would have thought to if I didn't know my mom really, really wanted to get hers done though. Then, I invited FMIL because I think she should have the opportunity to have hers done if my mom does.
  • I don't think this is a 'have to' thing either.

    FWIW, when I was a BM for BIL and SIL's wedding, MIL wanted the pre-wedding time as a quiet moment for her and BIL.  
  • I just booked my hairstylist / make-up artist for my October wedding for just my bridal party and my Mom. I felt bad not asking my FMIL, but she has family coming in from out of the country and I know she will want to get ready with them and it would be just too many people to worry about.
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