For most brides, trying on wedding dresses is the most treasured and exciting part about their wedding planning process. However, this beautiful moment can be squashed in a matter of minutes due to an unwanted comment or a harsh opinion from within the group. It is important to remember that only YOU, the bride, has the decision of who has the honor of being a part of that special experience.
With that in mind, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when deciding WHO to bring with you:
Try to keep your group small. It is certainly tempting to want to include everyone so that you will have a lot of different perspectives, but when shopping for a dress, that is not always a good thing. We recommend a group from 2-4 people at the most. Trust us, you’ll thank us later!
Only bring people who really know you, your preferences, and personal style. Bring friends who understand the look you are trying to achieve with your wedding and your gown. And if you hate v-necks, bring the friend who already knows that. This way you won’t feel the need to explain or defend to the group why a dress doesn’t appeal to you.
Do not invite someone out of obligation. If someone invited you to their appointment, awesome! But that does not mean that you have to invite them to yours. And if people ask if they can take you dress shopping, just be honest. Say that you are trying not to hurt anyone’s feelings but you made your own appointment and will be bringing a couple of close people along with you. You don’t need to walk on eggshells for others. This is your day! As long as you are kind and honest in your approach, you have nothing to defend.
Bring people who will make the process fun. Dress shopping can sometimes be stressful when you are stuck between dresses, or maybe don’t entirely know what you like. Bring family and friends who will remain patient and positive! Never bring someone that you even have the slightest feeling will be pushy or try to make the decision for you.
We hope this little post has been enlightening and that it gives you a better idea of who to incorporate into this beautiful moment.
We can’t wait to see you for your appointment!