(Closed) Am I Crazy For Bringing 7 People Dress Shopping With Me?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is 7 people way too many to bring dress shopping?

    Yes - that is way too many!

    It's kind of a lot, but it's OK

    No - it's not a lot at all, you are totally fine!

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  • Post # 77
    1203 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I think it is a lot.  What I did was take the people who I was closet to, my mom and sister, I found a dress I loved but didn’t buy it.  I scheduled myself for a short appointment a few days later, I had the consultent pull two dresses that I liked and the dess I was going to buy, I invited everyone that wanted to come (6 women) and tried on the three dresses for them (this took less than a half hour because the dresses were already pulled).  They all got the experience with me but it was short and to the point, we all went to lunch later, it was a great day 🙂

    If you don’t find your dress the first time looking then maybe break up the group to like 4 people with your mom going each time.

    Post # 78
    314 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    It’s a lot, especially for David’s Bridal, but if the one you’re going to is anything like the one I’ve been to, then it’s dead on Wednesdays and busiest on weekends, so you’ll probably be fine.

    Post # 79
    1563 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I realize this is an old post, so my advice won’t be relevant to the OP — but future brides may see this.

    I only took my mom with me dress shopping. I took bridesmaids, my mother-in-law, etc. to my dress fitting appointments. They still felt special getting to see the dress before the wedding, and I didn’t have to try to metabolize 8 different opinions on each dress I tried on.

    Post # 80
    41 posts
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I know that I am going to my first appointment alone when the time comes for me to start going to shops. And trying on dresses in every style so I can get an idea of what I like on me first before I bring in the mom the Mother-In-Law and my best friend who I’m sure will all have different opinions on what I should be wearing. I went before to DB with a group of 8 people in search of my friends wedding dress two years ago and us spectators actually ended up screaming at each other of over our opinions of the dresses she was trying on. The friend half of the group was asked to leave because it was too much for the bride to handle. 

    Post # 81
    455 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Crazy? No, but depending on the personalities of those 7 people you could be setting yourself up for a stressful appointment. I think fewer is better, but that’s just me. It’s your experience, do what you want.

    Post # 82
    24 posts
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I am a bridal consultant I do this 5 days a week plus I am doing it for myself.  7 is far to many people you will not get the same experience it is a really bad idea.

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