One of the most exciting parts of wedding planning is shopping for your wedding dress. But who does the bride take dress shopping? Who should YOU invite to go wedding gown shopping?
There are plenty of people you can invite to this special occasion. We recommend keeping your group small: having too many opinions can be very overwhelming and trying to move a large group from store to store can be difficult. In addition, many bridal shops only have so much space to accommodate each group. We recommend inviting one to four people in total.
Here are some people you may want to invite when you go wedding dress shopping.
The most popular invitee to wedding dress shopping is… your mom! Moms are fun and helpful to bring dress shopping. Who knows your style better than mom?! Plus, it makes for a memorable mother-daughter afternoon out. Take her to lunch!
Some brides include Dad, too! Don’t forget to bring a handkerchief. When he sees you in your gown, expect some waterworks! :)
Your Maid of Honor
Yes! The Maid of Honor is a perfect person to bring dress shopping with the bride.
Future Mother in Law
Some brides like to invite all bridesmaids, but again, this depends on the size of your wedding party.
What Should the Bride Bring Wedding Dress Shopping?
If you have a small crew coming along, make it fun with these voting paddles! You can get these BellflowerCreative.
You should also bring a bottle of wine or champagne to celebrate if you say yes to one! These labels make it fun + easy. By TipsyCheersLabels.
And last but not least, this wedding dress hanger will make the occasion memorable. This one is by WeddingHangerStudio.
Who NOT to Invite to Try on Wedding Dresses
Who should you NOT bring with you to try on wedding dresses? That’s easy: anyone you don’t want to be there AND anyone who isn’t 100% supportive.
Now is not the time for someone to say comments that could hurt your feelings, or be overly critical of the way dresses look or fit. Also, avoid asking anyone to tag along who makes you feel stressed out or overwhelmed.
Dress shopping is supposed to be a fun experience that enables you to try on different silhouettes, cuts, lengths, and styles of gowns.
You’re getting an idea of what you like, what works, and what doesn’t.
It is a time for positivity, not negative nellies… so keep your group a small and supportive one.
PRO TIP: If you’re nervous about dress shopping, remember: one visit does not mean you’ll necessarily find “The Dress”. Sometimes, it takes many visits to find the best bridal gown for you.
Other times, you know it immediately, and certainly, once you try it on.
If you invite your mom to dress shop, just the two of you, it can be just as memorable as inviting an entire group. And if you don’t find the dress, that’s OK! You had the experience of shopping together.
Who knows? You may discover your wedding dress another day, at a different store, or even from a bridal gown store online.
Who Should a Bride Take Dress Shopping?
What do you think? Who are YOU inviting to wedding dress shop with you? Tell us in the comment box below!