Shopping for a wedding dress is a special experience. It’s easy to get carried away and want to invite all of your friends and family to join you at your first appointment. However, picking and choosing who you invite can actually help you find your perfect dress a whole lot faster.
Your Mother (Or a Mother Figure)
If there is a mother figure (or even a father figure) in your life who is really important to you and you would like to share this experience with them, then ask them to join you. My mother joined me dress shopping so that it would be a true mother-daughter experience.
Bringing someone who has already been married to your bridal appointment can bring a whole new angle to your dress buying experience. I brought my sister-in-laws with me because they were up-to-date with bridal fashions and they could also look at the practicality of the situation. They knew what style I was looking for and were able to help me make my final decision by simply reminding me to pick the dress that works best with my venue. Obviously, an elaborate ball gown dress is going to look out of place at a beach wedding!
If you invite someone who is honest and whose opinion you trust, you will feel so much more confident about whichever dress you choose. I was fortunate that my mother and my sister-in-laws were honest, in all the right ways. They helped me weed out all of the dresses that, while gorgeous, were simply not flattering on my body type. They also helped me feel amazing about my final choice.
The most important thing to remember, though: it’s the bride’s day! If you are the bride and you are dealing with too many people inviting themselves to your appointment, it’s okay tell them no. There is always a final fitting appointment that you can invite them to instead. The people who you invite to your first appointment should be the ones who are focused on helping you be the best you!