(Closed) Did you share dress shopping with your mom/other relatives and friends?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you share dress shopping (as in physical, going to the store shopping) with others?

    Yes, with my mom

    Yes, with my friends

    Yes, with my FI

    Yes, with various friends and relatives

    No, shopped on my own

    No, shopped online

  • Post # 32
    3281 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I went with two friends the first time, with my mom, grandma, and BFF the second time, and with one friend the third time. Then when I went to buy the dress I’d selected on trip #3, I brought my BFF–I also showed pictures to my mom before I bought it.

    Going with friends the first time was nice, because I was really nervous and also felt weird about TRYING ON WEDDING DRESSES, lol. It was, like, too much of a big deal. Having a couple of funny friends made it less intimidating.

    When I went to try on a different dress last week because I had dress regret, I went alone! No one knows I did that except the bee, because I fell back in love with my original dress and am keeping it, whew.

    Post # 33
    1863 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I initially went with my mom and her sister when she was in town visiting us, which was great. Loved being able to have my aunt there for some of it. All of the other times, I went with just my mom. I didn’t want a million and one opinions. I only wanted two, mine and my moms. They were the only opinions that mattered to me regarding my dress hunt and I loved bonding with my mom over it. We’re very close, though, so I can imagine if one wasn’t entirely close to their mother, they’d want other friends/relatives there to help diffuse the situation. 

    Post # 35
    279 posts
    Helper bee

    Just me and my Mama and it was lovely. It was a really nice bonding experience. I know that a few of my aunts would have liked to come but i think it was really special with just my Mom and myself and i know that she was very happy with it being just us.

    Post # 36
    528 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Just my mom and my bestfriend. They are the only one who’s seen my dress.

    Post # 37
    3208 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

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    @Creiddylad:  are you making your dress? I have a lot of experience with this, and honestly, sometimes buying premium fabrics will cost similarly to buying off the rack.

    If you’re shopping in a fashion district, ask if they do discounts for businesses. Usually you’ll need to register a business as a client, but any friend that has a business license/sole proprietorship/certificate of incorporation can register to receive the discount for you.

    Post # 38
    1667 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    One appointment and found my dress. I only wanted to be with my mom. I get overwhelmed easily. It was a wonderful experience!

    Post # 39
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Creiddylad:  My dress shopping was like a party lol I had my mom, gram, aunt (God mother) and 4 of my 8 BM’s my Maid/Matron of Honor unfortunately lives 3,000 miles away from me so she wasn’t able to make it Frown


    Post # 40
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    The 1st time I went dress shopping I just went with my Maid/Matron of Honor. The second time I went with my Maid/Matron of Honor and a older friend. After I narrow down two dresses I really liked I asked for my mother opinion. My mom can be a little much sometimes so I didn’t want to include her in picking my dress until after I found the dress of my dreams.  

    Post # 41
    6884 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I went with Maid/Matron of Honor and her niece who was my Day of Corninator. But I did also go with my mom to show her the dresses that I was contending. 


    Post # 42
    919 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    The first time, my 2 bridesmaids and I just wandered into a store while we were out having lunch. We weren’t intending to shop seriously, but we did find a dress we really liked, so we ended up calling my mom for her to come take a look at it.

    The second time, my mom and my maid of honor made plans in advance to go shopping with me. I ended up ordering my dress then.


    Post # 43
    3723 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Creiddylad:  I’m taking my mom, my sisters and my dad. Oh yeah… family time! My mom doesn’t want my dad there because she thinks it’s mother-daughter time but I’m going to have to let her know what’s up. Boo ya momma! Daddy’s coming too!

    Post # 44
    2890 posts
    Sugar bee

    I did all the shopping with my Fiance. 🙂

    Post # 45
    2513 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    There are 2 things I said I’d absolutely do because I know they mean a lot to my parents.  This is one of them.  I won’t go dress shopping without my mum.  

    My mum and I are really close, so it makes it easy.

    Post # 46
    13734 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I went with my mom, who has great taste. The posse thing was not for me. It’s also not efficient when you are trying to get a lot done in a short amount of time.  

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