Post # 1
My mom keeps expressing that she doesn’t want anyone to go dress shopping with me, but her, my stepmom(if necessary), my grandma, and FI’s mom. That’s fine, but all of my girls keep telling me they want to be there. I’m really fine either way. But I think my girls will be hurt if I exclude them, expecially since 3 of my 5 bridesmaids are my sisters.
Anywho, my mom thinks its wierd that I’m considering having so many people go dress shopping with me. So I’m curious as to what most people do.
Post # 2
I had my grandma, mom, sister, and 1 of my bridesmaids, which I was really happy with. First, I didn’t want a bunch of opinions because I know some of my bridesmaids have different taste than I do. Second, I just got a feeling that some of the bridal salons I went to didn’t really love a HUGE entourage. I was shopping when other huge entourages were there and they took over the whole place, which is rude for other brides shopping there. Not that that would necessarily happen with your friends…
Post # 3
I had my mom come with me because we are best friends and my grandmother came with me because she was paying for the dress. I invited my Future Mother-In-Law to go but she felt like this was something I needed to do with my family and she didn’t want to intrude. I wish I had 1 or 2 close friends to join me, but since I don’t, I made do with the two ladies who knew me best. Mom & grandma.
Post # 4
I took my Maid/Matron of Honor and her niece who was my DOC. But in all reality I found my dress by myself.
Post # 5
I went shoppin 3 times
First was me, my mom and my Maid/Matron of Honor.
Second time was all the above plus 2 of my bridesmaids.
Third time was my mom, Maid/Matron of Honor, and 2 of my aunts. One of which has now passed away so I am so grateful that she was able to be there and pick out my dress!!
Post # 6
chaibella: I had my mom, my sister/MOH, and one of my bridesmaids. It had to do with who was in town at the time but it was perfect. I am the kind of person who easily gets smushed by other people’s opinions so it was important to keep a small crowd. Also a good balance of people who I could trust. My sister is pretty much a fashion expert, my bridesmaid a seamstress, and my mom my biggest fan who sometimes gets really excited and then my sister could calm her down so I could keep my head clear. Obviously you can’t control what happens but I think you should have who YOU want to have there! Especially if it’s your sisters, I can really see why they would want to be there.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
Mom, Mother-In-Law, SMIL. My dad came in toward the end when I was down to three dresses and helped me choose. I only had an Maid/Matron of Honor, and she was out of town, but probably would have come if she could have! We went shopping the day after Christmas. My parents were visiting from out of state, and it was REALLY important I shop with my mom. Mother-In-Law and SMIL only had sons, and Mother-In-Law hadn’t been dress shopping before. She was really sweet! Brought water to drink, as well as sparkling cider and sparkling wine. We had a sip of the wine after we bought my dress outside the store . . . And during the appt the water SAVED me – I was so thirsty!
Post # 8
I went with my matron of honour and either my maid of honour or other close friends to my appointments. My mum hates shopping and neither my sister nor my S-I-L are big shoppers, so I didn”t ask them to come, as they wouldn’t have enjoyed it.
Post # 9
I only brought my mom and grandma, but I don’t have sisters. My BMs are spread out across 4 states, so it didn’t hurt anyone’s feelings (at least that I know of) to not invite them. I have to say, it was wonderful going with only two people, especially since they both had only nice things to say and made the experience very pleasant and pressure-free.
Post # 10
I went dress shopping four times, the 1st with my mom, aunt (who is my personal attendant), maid of honor, matron of honor, and one bridesmaid (the other one couldn’t make it but she was invited). It was too many people for me since I don’t enjoy being the center of attention, so the 2nd time I only went with my mom and matron of honor. The 3rd time I went with just my matron of honor and ended up finding my dress, so the fourth time I took my mom, aunt, matron of honor, and one bridesmaid to see it before I ordered it. I personally preferred just going with my Maid/Matron of Honor since too many opinions was overwhelming for me.
Post # 11
My Maid/Matron of Honor and one of my sisters. I’d worry about the stress of too many opinions if I’d taken more people but also want to surprise as many people as possible on the day 🙂
Post # 12
I went shopping about 7 times
1st and 2nd time – my sisters (who are my bridesmaids)
3rd time – on my own because i was getting so confused with what i liked and what i didnt like
4th time – my sisters and my mom (the worst!)
then after about 2 months of meltdowns and refusing to even walk into another bridal boutique
5th time – with mom and dad – thats when i FINALLY FOUND THE DRESS!!
6th time – i took my sisters and brother to look at the dress id chosen
7th time – i recently took my grandmothers to see the dress and they loved it
MY ADVICE: go on your own first and do some research.. then just take your mom (maybe one or two others) until you pick that perfect dress and then take them back to see it
Post # 13
I brought my mom, future mil and future sil. I didn’t want a bunch of people with me. I woud have liked my sister there but since we went 2 months before her wedding at the time she would get irritated if I even mentioned my wedding.
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2015 - Backyard
I’m going in a week. I will have my mom, sister/MOH, bridesmaid, and brother. It seems that it’s traditional to have the Mother-In-Law present?? I’m not close with mine, so I’m not sure if I’m going to invite her.
Post # 15
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
This makes me miss the old version of weddingbee when polls could have more than one answer.
I had my mom, Mother-In-Law, and Maid/Matron of Honor.