A Moment with Mom
With Joshula's parents recently separated, the bride had been leaning on her future mother-in-law for wedding planning help. Forging a close relationship with your MIL is always a good thing, but in this case, it left Joshula's mom, Tina, feeling left out. And when Joshula modeled the gown her MIL had picked for her, Tina was nearly in tears.
"It should be our moment," Tina said. A guilty Joshula pleaded with her mom in the dressing room. She just wanted her to like the dress, regardless of who chose it. A special moment ruined, Flo wondered if she could help the bride fall in love with the gown again. Monte jacked her up, and when she stepped out on the runway, everyone agreed it suited the bride. This made it easy for Joshula to say yes to the dress!
NFL bride Kristle was having a fashion clash with her mom. The bride wanted something vintage-looking and sexy; Mom wanted a ball gown. Melissa wisely pulled a stylish A-line that was a compromise between the two styles. "This dress is perfect!" Kristle said, and Mom agreed. So...that was it, right?
Not exactly. This bride had a fear of commitment, Lori observed, and every gown she fell in love with in the dressing room was flawed by the time she made it to the runway. She simply couldn't get on board with any of the looks. And even with the last dress -- Lori's pick -- Kristle wasn't ready to say yes. Even though her entourage gasped when they saw it, the bride wanted that special feeling. "Their reaction is great. It would be even better if I felt that way myself."
In fittings, Jenna was back to talk alterations with the Bridals by Lori team. She'd purchased a budget-friendly dress from the sale rack with the knowledge that it could be altered to fit her expectations. But, she only had $400 for all the changes she wanted made. And there were a lot of changes!
As the list added up, the bride held her breath. The grand total? $390! Bridal dream made possible, phew!
Kristle almost says yes to this dress...but she's not ready to sacrifice "the feeling." (Credit: DCL)