Finding the perfect dress for your wedding day is such a wonderful and exciting time! There's nothing like trying on a dress and seeing yourself as a bride for the very first time. Because it is such a special time in the wedding planning process, all brides naturally want to have a support system with them when trying on dresses to get a second opinion and be sure the dress is really THE dress. While you might be tempted to bring your entire entourage of family and bridesmaids too, it is important to bring only those family members and/or friends who will be the most supportive.
Based on our experience, we've pulled together a list of commonly asked questions to help guide your decision making process to ensure you bring the right group of supporters to help you find your dream wedding dress.
Who should I bring to my appointment to try on wedding dresses?
Who you bring to your appointment to try on wedding dresses is completely up to you, the bride. You might want to bring only your Mom, as it is one of the most special moments between mother and daughter during the wedding planning process. However, we do know that sometimes mothers and daughters do not have similar taste, and it is sometimes best to bring a small group in case a tie breaker is needed. You may want to bring your grandmother, sister or sisters, maid of honor, best friend, aunt, wedding planner, etc. Who you bring isn't as important as the level of love and support they can bring to help you find your dream dress!
How many people is too many people?
While you many have many special and important people you'd like to attend your appointment to try on wedding dresses, this is one instance where less is definitely more. While you want to be sure you have a couple of outside opinions, too many differing opinions can cause confusion and may ultimately steer you away from your dream dress because of a personal opinion that has nothing to do with how perfect the dress is for you. The ideal number would be to keep your group to no more than 3 or 4 when trying on dresses.
How do I politely tell someone I won't be needing them at my dress appointment?
Consider yourself so blessed if you have many people who want to be there with you when you try on wedding dresses! However, we understand that you can't have everyone who loves you attend your appointment to try on wedding gowns. Our best tip is to keep your group small and consider only close family (your mom, grandma, sister, aunt, etc.), which will help you to let others know that it's a special family time. While trying on dresses may not be the right place for this person to help, try to include them in another aspect of planning like floral or cake tasting appointments or even a shopping trip for the honeymoon.