Post # 1
Am I alone out there? I went dress shopping about 3 times.
First time I took my Mom. NEVER again… dont get me wrong I love her and all. But she couldnt look past anything. She wanted me in something lace, sleeves, up to my neck & a long train. I on the other hand wanted NO sleeves. Sweetheart neckline, a corset (which she says is “slutty and I should wait unti, the wedding NIGHT for one of those) & a small train (Im only 5 ft). So needless to say everyone I liked and tried on she hated. She hates shopping in generel, so she was getting bored and sighing a lot. I felt rushed & cut the apointment short.
Second time I took a friend (ex friend now) of mine. I would come out and ask what she thought she would say something like “oh… how nice” or “lovely” which is a nice way of saying she hated it.
Third time I wasnt even going shopping. I just happened to look over and saw a bridal shop. I thought, what the heck why not. I walked in, and at that place I found my dress!!
Now Im not saying I liked shopping alone, But i have a feeling that I wouldnt have gotten any dress if I would have taken my mom (she doesnt like my dress). But still, would have been nice to have SOMEONE.
Any other bees go alone?
Post # 3
You might want to edit your poll so you can pick more than one choice! I went with my mom and my sister (MOH) so I didn’t know which one to pick in the poll 🙂
I’m glad I brought my mom because she was the one who found my dress on the rack – something I never would have picked! Also, I couldn’t imagine not having her there.
Post # 4
@Mrs. Fireworks: Thanks! I just edited it 🙂
Post # 5
I went with a whole group the last time I went to pick a dress. It was my mom, my aunt, one of my MOH who is also my cousin and the daughter of my aunt and a BM who is the sister of MOH and daughter of aunt, and a cousin who is a GM. It was the moment I’ve always dreamed of and I’m glad I found the dress with them there. I wouldn’t have if they weren’t there. My mom pulled the dress. It was something I wouldn’t have imagined myself in. I’m glad my outspoken MOH was there as well because they put me in a tulle ballgown before they put me in THE ONE and I almost went with it because my mom loved it so much. I’m not a fan of tulle at all. My MOH told me what I needed to hear. You need a good support group there.
Post # 6
I went bymyself and then took my fmil. I didn’t go with anyone else.
Post # 7
I went with my mom, FI’s mom, FI’s sister, and a bridesmaid– the MOH would’ve been there, but she was out of the country. It took 45 minutes, I tried on 5 dresses and I knew the one was the one as soon as I saw it– just like my FI.
Post # 8
I went dress shopping 3 seperate times. The first time was kinda just for fun right after my engagement with my best friend/MOH. The second time was with my Mom, MOH, and cousin/BM. And then the 3rd and final time was with my Mom, best friend/BM, SIL (brothers wife), and 2 nieces who are JR BM’s. I actually had a blast each time I went!
Post # 9
I went alone too! I think I’m pretty good at knowing what suits me and what doesn’t. The consultants were great at making me try on dresses that maybe I wouldn’t have looked at (although ballgowns were def off limits!).
I ended up with a dress that was way more detailed than I envisaged but the overall shape was what I had planned. I didn’t regret going alone but I almost wavered when I was down to 3 dresses that I loved and had difficulty deciding.
Also, I wanted the dress to be a complete surprise to everyone .. even my mum, sister etc, so that was another reason for going alone. Noone has seen it so far, although a friend will be lacing it for me and we will have a few pratice runs before, but thats it.
Post # 10
I went with my Mom and grandmother. Hadn’t picked my bridal party at that point.
Post # 11
I went dress shopping twice.
#1 – mom, sister (MOH) and FMIL – I invited FMIL on a whim, as she doesn’t have any daughters and she was so thrilled she drove an hour to meet us at my house (she doesn’t drive much, so this was a pretty big deal). My mom and sister were honest (as usual) my FMIL said nothing negative and was generally quiet (I think she didn’t want to offend me). Asking her turned out to be a good thing – she really enjoyed it and still talks about it.
#2 – mom and sister – I went in my hometown (4 hours from where I currently live) so really only my mom and sister were around. I bought my dress during ths trip – but I would have asked FMIL to come again if it would have been closer.
I would have never brought a giant group – dress shopping was incredibly stressful for me and I think more people adds stress.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I’ve written about this on the blog. Shopping with friends was fun, but exhausting and I didn’t try on too many dresses that were MY choice.
From then on, I shopped alone. I was so nice to work one on one with good consultants (would want to be alone if the consultant wasn’t a pro). I tried on far more dresses alone since I didn’t ave to leave the dressing room for every single dress.
Post # 13
I went with my BM the first time and a friend the second time just to try things on and get a feel for what I liked – knew I would not be buying anything. The third time was the “official” one and I went with my mom, my 2 sisters who are MOHs and my grandmother. I found the dress that time!
Post # 14
I went with my Mom and my sister/MOH.
I did a lot of research online beforehand, and subjected my FI to a lot of SYTTD to find out his opinions.
Before the 3 of us went shopping, I emailed out pictures of the style I was looking for and my “wish list” for a dress, so all 3 of us knew what we were looking for. That, and the fact that we’ve shopped a lot together over the years, really helped us work as an awesome dress-shopping team.
Post # 15
I went with just my mom once, just my grandmom once, and then when I actually bought the dress I went with mom, grandmom, FMIL, MOH, and FI’s niece who’s one of my BM’s. Oh then when that dress went to dress regret and I couldn’t get the one I really wanted I went again with just grandmom, and then to the seamstress to completely change the top of the dress with just grandmom. Haha. It was a saga, let me tell ya 🙂
Post # 16
I didn’t vote. I didn’t have any BM/MOH because we had a destination elopement. One of my best friends went with me the first time. Mom was not thrilled that we were eloping, so she wasn’t showing any interest in dress shopping; however, she did go with me the second time. Although, I almost cancelled the appointment before we even left because of her attitude.