Hoping someone has some words of wisdom/creative ideas on my situation
I have to start out by saying that the most important thing to me is not how I want to look on my wedding day, it my fiancé's reaction when he sees me. The wedding planning is fun, but it's more about the two of us and I have been so excited about that moment, until now!
I bought my Mori Lee 1862 lace mermaid dress from Henri's back in March. It wasn't my typical style really but I thought it fit my venue at the time (venue has changed slightly) and it was romantic and pretty. Since then (and he hasn't been trying to be unkind, he didn't know I had it when this started) anytime he sees a mermaid style dress (ones that look just like mine) he comments on how he doesn't like them. Literally every other style he says is ok... even the crazy ones, he just doesn't like mermaid styles. I had been stressing (because it's EVERY time) and brought up that I was concerned he wouldn't like it. I swear to you he said "I'll love it. You know the only thing I wouldn't like is a mermaid style so you wouldn't have got one. I don't know what you're worried about"
What do I do???? My mom paid for most of the dress and even though she isn't sentimental about it, I know it wasn't easy for her to give me that much money. If I try to pay her back (which would take awhile) I know she wouldn't take it. I've listed it on Preowned dresses, but I don't know if people really shop for dresses that way, maybe if it was a super expensive dress and that was the only way they could afford it, but mine was reasonable (not cheap but not $10k) Can you alter a mermaid into anything else??? would it ruin the dress? Should I just let my mom be mad at me for the rest of my life and buy a new one???