Post # 1
I’m planning to go dress shopping and initially invited my bridesmaids (I have 7), my mom, and FH’s mom. Well, then we invited my grandmothers, and a couple aunts. We would have a huge group going shopping. My grandmother suggested I go with my mom alone, and then invite everyone back for a fitting, if necesary. I know that my BMs want to go shopping, and I would hate to cancel on everyone, but now I am thinking about going with just my mom. Anyone have any advice on how to handle, or if I should just go with everyone?
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas
I think it might be best to go with just your mom for the first round so that you can get a feel for what you like and then go with your girls and show them all the great things that found and get their opinion at that point. I hear about a lot of people being persuaded to buy something they don’t love because everyone else loved it. So maybe find out what YOU like first!
Post # 4
That just sounds like too many people. There is bound to be conflict and clashing personalities. I would not take more than 2-3 people tops with you. Maybe just your mom, FMIL, and MOH?
Post # 5
i agree with the other posters, that’s too many people! my first time i went with my sister and FSIL. i can’t imagine having more than 2-3 people there, you’ll probably end up confused. go with your mom first to get a more distinct idea of what you like 🙂
Post # 6
It does sound like way too many people. Too many opinions. Go with someone who is supportive and who’s opinion you truly value, but will support you in your choices. For me, this was not my Mom. My MOH was the best pick for dress shopping. I can’t imagine having more than 2-3 people there.
Post # 7
At first Sister.
Then Sister and Mom
Now no one but myself. lol
Post # 8
I went with my mom and my SIL to be. My plan was to keep it a small group & it worked out perfectly for me. However we did visit Kleinfeld’s and as I sat in the waiting room they called in the woman next to me. She got up, then her mom & grandmother and then about 10 other young woman. I’m sure they make up the bridal party but that’s a lot of opinions.
Post # 9
I had planned to go with my mother, but she stopped speaking to my shortly after I got engaged. So, I went with various bridesmaids individually and my FMIL. I went alone once and found two dresses that I liked, then brought back 2 bridesmaids, FMIL and FSIL to help me choose. Well, I wound up buying a totally different dress that day, but I will say that I wouldn’t have wanted all four of them there when I was first trying dresses on. I recommend going with 1 to 2 people, or even by yourself (which is what Vera Wang recommends, by the way) to get a better idea of what you are looking for. Then, you can always invite a group of people to help you make the final decision. The dress shop will probably appreciate a smaller group too. It can get crazy with too many people.
Post # 10
I went with just my mom and wouldn’t have had it any other way. It was so important to me that she was part of the decision, especially because I knew she would give me honest opinions. When I put on the dress that felt like “the one”, she had tears in her eyes and it just had the day perfect.
Have fun with the shopping, but definitely limit your group. I wouldn’t take anymore than 3 people, max.
Post # 11
When my BFF went dress shopping for her wedding dress she just took me, MOH
Post # 12
My best friend/MOH. Less people, less opinions!
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I took just my mom. I trust her the most, and she carries my father’s checkbook. :p
Post # 14
You are going to take up a LOT of room in that shop, just so ya know. In most of the places i tried on dresses, i’m not sure there was room for that many people!
I just took me and my camera phone, in lieu of my mom who was in Vegas at the time. Less people=more efficient for me and it is TIRING trying on dresses. Man! Whew! If you want, take them somewhere just for fun, but keep that in mind. Do your seriosu dress shopping with someone who’s opinion is numero uno.
Post # 15
my sister came in during spring break from out of town (out of state, actually) and went shopping with me =)
Post # 16
I went with 2 of my BMs and my MOH to find the dress, next I’m going to take my mom, aunt, another BM, and my FMIL. I think it’s really nice to have already found the dress and it’s more like I am taking them to show everyone my dress instead of taking them to find the dress!