Post # 1
I have my best friend coming, my finace has two sisters who want to come (one can’t make it to the wedding) and then his mum, personally I think it’s too much but feel bad to say they can’t come, did anyone else have this problem?
The two stores I want to visit are close to eachother, but not that close to where I live so plan to visit them the same day. They both stock the designers I want to try on, the one’s closer to me don’t have these designers.
Anyone have any advice on taking four people?
Post # 3
@margoryjune: Nothing wrong with bringing four people…more input on the dresses that’s all. I went dress shopping twice, the first time I brought four people they all pretty much had the same input. the second time I brought only two. I ended up buying my dress on my second shopping trip:) I think it’s great to get everyone’s opinions. Don’t worry about them, focus on yourself that day:)
Post # 4
@margoryjune: I really wouldn’t want 4 people there, and if you’re uncomfortable with it, I think you should say no.
The problem with having 4 people is that they’re all going to give their opinions, and that would drive me crazy. You’re picking a dress for you.
I would just tell anyone you don’t want there that you want to surprise them with the dress on your wedding day. That’s what I told people.
Post # 5
I took 6
my four girls, my mom, and his mom
Post # 6
I took eight! Five of my bridesmaids, my mom, Mother-In-Law, and grandma. We had a blast, I loved everyone’s help and opinions. But I’m also stubborn enough that I was going to get whatever I wanted no matter how anyone felt about it once I found the right dress 😉
Post # 7
I took my Mom, my Mother-In-Law, both of my grandmothers, my best friend and my male friend, and my sister. I didn’t mind that many people, and they were all honest but helpful with choosing my dress!
Post # 8
I took my mom, dad (who really wanted to be there), SIL and little bro’s girlfriend. I thought it was a fine amount…
Post # 9
I took like 6-7 I have 5 sisters and also brought my mom and grandma. I wanted them all there, but my younger siblings were not very vocal with opinions. If you are worried about having too many opinions that might make you feel pressured to not buy/buy something that you wouldn’t normally choose. If you decide to bring them, maybe you could just tell everyone that you value their opinions, but you prefer if they let you make the decision on the dress.
Post # 10
I took my mom and dad, my fmil and my moh. It was just the right amount.
Post # 11
I took three people my first time, and four my second. As long as they all have you as your priority, it really won’t be a problem It is just one very opinionated person with their own agenda that would ruin your appointment- whether you have one or six people at your appointment! (clearly I have seen way too much Say Yes to the Dress!).
Anyway, in all honesty I thought four people was the perfect amount! Different opinions on the dress, but not too many people talking at once! Good luck and HAVE FUN!!
Post # 12
I took 6! My mom, my two sisters, and 3 other bridesmaids. It was a fun day with the girls and nice to get all the opinions (although they were not quick to speak up, they waited to hear what i thought first so that was nice). If you think you’re going to be stressed out and get too many people telling you what you should do, then I’d reconsider. Otherwise, I think it’d be fun!
Post # 13
Im taking 6 with me! im taking my mom, my two sisters, my mil & sil and my fi niece. im going in may to do my dress shopping!
Post # 14
I had three people there! As long as they say nothing but nice things, you’ll be fine!
Post # 15
I took 3 people with me: my mom and my two best friends . It went fabulous. They all knew it was about me and what I wanted but they also helped me keep an open mind about other dresses. Thanks to them, I triedo n a dress that looked ‘not my style’ on the hanger but ended up being THE dress 🙂
I say, choose your people wisely 🙂 You can have 1 or 7, but they all have to be there for YOU
Post # 16
I took 5. I was really nervous about it But it went very well. They all respected what I liked and helped Narrow down the dresses