Dress shopping alone?

posted 3 months ago in Dress
Post # 31
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Worker bee

I’ve always got by on my own, never really cared. Dress shopping chills me to the bone tbh. But I’ll get one alone.

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2022 - Studio City , CA

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@fluffybuttbunny:  Same here. My best experience was honestly when I was shopping alone with no interruptions from other people.  I do think it’s great that Brides bring friends. But honestly. It’s never been that important to me. 

Post # 33
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2022

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@daxsymbiote:  I went alone when I bought my dress (not due to covid protocols, but by choice).  I had previously gone shopping twice with my mother and it was honestly an awful experience (our opinions were like oil + water).  I actually preferred being alone.  It allowed me to focus on the only thing that really matters, and that is how I look/feel in the dress.  Hopefully you can take pictures or videos if you really feel like you need that extra support.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2022 - Studio City , CA

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@confettihearts88:  My experience and sentiments exactly. I really enjoyed being alone and just focus on me. 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I went alone. I didn’t initially want a wedding gown (I wanted a blue dress), but when I decided to try on dresses, I could not imagine taking a group of friends. I was way too self-conscious. My friends would have been great, but I just felt more comfortable on my own (my mom died when I was a child and my father died while I was in my thirties, so I think the lack of family also influenced my desire to go alone). My impression is that it isn’t that unusual and several sales associates told me they wished more people came alone, or just brought one person. It seems that too many people can spoil the day for the bride sometimes, with all the differing opinions.

Post # 36
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Blushing bee

I went shopping alone. I had a destination wedding, with just the two of us, so it never even occurred to me to ask a friend to join. 

 

Post # 37
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Helper bee

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@daxsymbiote:  I dont think its right to consider bringing a friend dress shopping if she isnt invited to your wedding. 

I had a close friend once who gushed about her wedding to me for months– asked my opinion on flowers, her dress and details. I was really excited about it all and looking forward to the wedding. She didnt even invite me. I was really taken back by this and asked her about it– and her rude reply was that because i was pregnant at the time, she didnt think i would want to be out all night and therefore didnt invite me.

Its one thing if a friend makes it known that they dont want to attend but still wants to be supportive. Its another to ask a friends option  on wedding planning or involve them but dont plan on inviting them–thats hurtful. 

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