Post # 1
I have amazing friends who aren’t in the bridal party but still want to help, if needed.
(I try not to bring up wedding details to people that aren’t in the wedding party)
My friend was casually talking to me about wedding plans the other day and she was asking me if I had found a dress. I said no and she just casually said “I want to go with you”
To me, trying on dresses is something you do with your bridal party, moms, and sisters or best friends.
Her and I go waaaay back but we’re not best friends. Her wedding was rushed and paid for by her parents so she didn’t get much say in anything. I fee like she’s trying to hone in on my wedding planning experiences.
I don’t intend to go out of my way to tell her that shes basically not welcome but what if she asks again?
Post # 3
Umm, I’m not entirely certain she has malicious intentions, here. She may just be trying to be supportive. If you just want to go with your family or whatever, just tell her you already have a group going. Honestly, I think I would just let her come, though. I don’t think it would matter too much?
Post # 4
I would actually say that its just me and my mom. Not that she has any right to be, but I can totally see her being hurt if you said you had a group.
Post # 5
I WISH people would want to go with me. I had to buy my wedding dress by myself… no one went with me, not even Mom.
If you don’t really care either way, I would bring her! But if you don’t want her to go, just say so.
Post # 6
I’d just tell her that your keeping it limited to family and the bridal party. After watchign all those wedding shows like SYTTD no way would even try to push that on a bride to be. If she wants me there she will ask.
Post # 7
It’s kind of sweet that your friend would want to join in on dress shopping. From what you said, I don’t think she means any harm and potentially only wants to live vicariously through your day. My sister-in-law is in the same situation (rushed wedding with little input) and I’m letting her do bits and bobs.