Post # 1
so my dress finally came in!! and i’m going in a few days to try it on and pick it up…is it rude of me to only invite 2 out of my 4 bridesmaids to come with me?? The store is about an hour and a half away. my Maid/Matron of Honor lives in that area which is why i asked her and my one bridesmaid lives near me and i will be driving her. The other two are my fiance’s sisters which i’m not that close to and they are in school or have a full time job. I’m going in the middle of the week and just feel like its not necessary to ask them to be there. other than that i am bringing my parents. Is it rude not to include them? what is the ettiquette on this?
Post # 3
It isn’t necessary. Everything we do as the bride doesn’t have to be an event or production. Just invite and grab the people who are available and go pick up your dress. The others will see you on your wedding day.
Post # 4
ok phew thats what i was thinking.
Post # 5
Ya it’s really no big deal…you are just picking up a dress. It’s not like you are picking out your dress, that is the important part.
Post # 6
It shouldn’t matter and I doubt it would phase them either way. If my BFF asked me to go with her, if I could get there, I most likely would. If she went by herself or with another friend, it wouldn’t bother me either.
I don’t think this is an ettiquette issue, more of a ‘whatever floats your boat’ one, but it’s not necessary for them to be there, and if you parents haven’t seen it yet, they might enjoy having the time spent with just you.
Post # 7
I dont think my bridesmaids would even want to go so definitely don’t feel bad!
Post # 8
I can’t imagine most BMs really wanting to go. I don’t think its necessary to have an “entourage” to pick up a dress.
Post # 9
I didn’t invite any of bridesmaids to go with me to pick up my dress or to my first fitting!
Post # 10
I don’t think any of them need to go
Post # 11
I agree – I don’t think it’s a big deal one way or the other. 🙂
Post # 12
The bridal salon is the one place where I don’t bring my entourage
Post # 13
NBD. If one of my friends asked me to spend 4+ hours driving with her and watching her try on a dress I’d be all “yeah, sure….you buying lunch?”
It’s your dress, you just need to try it on and get measured. If you need someone to tell you that you still look awesome in it, take your bff who lives near the shop. It’s really no big deal until you get dressed on your wedding day though.