Post # 17
2. My mom and my grandma. It was a good amount of people to come. I could have brought my Maid/Matron of Honor but she has a very different taste and I’m not sure we would have agreed on anything.
My mom and grandma are like me in the way we all hate shopping so it was a very quick ordeal. One store, tried on 8 dresses and the one I bought was the first I tried on. That’s my kind of shopping.
Post # 18
I went with 6 people the first time and it was overwhelming
The second time it was my mom, my mom’s best friend, my youngest cousin who is 13 and my soon to be step daughter who is 4 – that was the right amount for me
Post # 19
3 – My mom, sister (MOH) and grandma. Just who I needed.
Post # 20
One. My Bridesmaid or Best Man and SIL!
Post # 21
3, my Maid/Matron of Honor and another friend (that Maid/Matron of Honor took it upon herself to invite), and my sister who is 12.
At first I was really irritated about the friend, but she ended up being a big help and pulled “the” dress. What ended up being the worst was having my sister there. For starters, I was sort of guilted into taking her. I didn’t want to, because I knew it was going to be a LONG day. We live 3.5 hrs each way from the bridal salon and she has the attention span of a gnat. I spent the whole day stressed about keeping her entertained, and reeling my friends back in from talking about things that were inappropriate for her to hear.
Post # 22
Hi ladies I’m new to the forum. I am getting married in December 2012.
I started dress shopping about a month ago and am LOVING it! (Don’t want to stop!) For the first rounds of trying on dresses, I actually went on my own and really enjoyed it. It wasn’t daunting at all, it actually made deciding so much easier, and I was able to try on more dresses with the time I booked for.
I gathered a list of favourites and have started to go back to try these with my bridesmaid 🙂
Post # 23
I went by myself. There was really only one person who I wish would’ve gone with me, and that was my Darling Husband. But he wanted the dress to be a surprise.
Post # 24
my older sister and I went
Post # 26
1, a different person each time. I made sure to go with my mom, my Maid/Matron of Honor, and my two sisters (BM) each once. 🙂 It was really easy, everyone agreed with my choices. 🙂
Post # 26
Five: Mom, sister, Future Mother-In-Law, two BMs. None of them were pushy or unhelpful in any way, but I think I did feel pressured to make a decision with them all there.
Post # 27
One person. And I liked it. I didnt want tons of opinions thown at me. Sometimes less ie better. 🙂
Post # 28
I only had my mom with me when I bought my dress.
Post # 29
The first time I went it was just Fiance and I since we were both trying on gowns to figure out what we wanted our bridal look to be. The second time we went my Mom, sister and niece tagged along.
Post # 30
The first time I tried on a dress we were actually shopping for the BMs and I found a random one to try on – so I had 2 of my BMs with me (my Maid/Matron of Honor was too heavily pregnant to come for the full day),
The 2nd time was just my mum and dad, which I am highly emotional about as it was the last outing I had with my dad before he passed away from cancer – he was so happy he could see my dress (I ended up choosing my dress that day but still went out “one more time” to make sure)
The last time was with my Maid/Matron of Honor – we went to the last plus size place we could find in Perth – even thou she was still pregnant at this stage (uncomfortably so) she wanted to have the dress shopping experience too 🙂
I am so happy I had small groups each time, I am fairly self-conscious so am glad that only the people I am closest to me came 🙂