The moment has finally arrived — you’re ready to go wedding dress shopping! Maybe you’ve been thinking about your dream dress since you were a little girl, and maybe thinking about all of the dress possibilities makes you nervous. How will you ever find the one?!
We are here to help you out. A successful bridal appointment starts with a great group of people.
Who Should You Bring Wedding Dress Shopping?
This brings us to the question: Who should you bring with you on your special day of wedding dress shopping?
For starters, we recommend keeping the entourage as small as possible. The more opinions that you have in the room, the more difficult it will be to find your dress!
Here are some of our top recommendations of who to bring with you.
Many brides consider their mom to be the most important opinion. Some brides won’t even think about saying yes to a dress until they have their mom’s approval!
This is why we put her on the list of the most important people to have there with you for wedding dress shopping. After all, who knows your style and what suits you best, better than your mom?! Plus, you can usually count on her to give her honest opinion.
Whether she lives next door to you or across the country, she should be part of the experience. Even if she can’t be there in person, get her on Facetime or Zoom!
So, you have your mom for her honesty. Now, you should bring someone who will be sure to hype you up! This can be your sister, maid of honor, childhood best friend… even your brother! A little bit of unconditional support never hurts.
But again, try not to include too many people. It can be hard to say no to people who want to come, but remember that it’s your wedding dress and your opinion is the most important one.
Some people who are close to you might have completely different styles than you. While this is obviously okay, think about how opinionated they are. Are they going to push you toward something that you don’t love? Or will they love anything that you love?
Your bridal stylist
Finally, your bridal stylist is going to be the friend that you haven’t met yet!
She is there for the objective opinion. She’ll listen to your opinions, what your desires are in a dress, what your taste is, and will help you find your perfect dress.
You’ve never been wedding dress shopping before, but your bridal stylist has experience doing this each and every day! She’ll help you try on everything that you
want — and she’ll even introduce you to some styles that you wouldn’t have thought of, but will end up loving!
No Matter What…
Remember that wedding dress shopping is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Everyone who is important for you to be there, should be there!