Post # 1
I am trying on dresses next Saturday for the first time. I always imagined when I did this, that my family( mother,step mother, grandmother, aunts) would be there. While at work, a group of ladies suggested that we take a road trip to try dresses on since I haven’t. So I agreed. Do you think I will have any regret that this experience will not be with my family? It is just hard because my mother and I are not that close and she would not go with my grandmother and aunts and my stepmother lives 6 hours away. I thought that maybe I can bring each group to different fittings and when I actually purchase the dress.
Post # 3
You don’t have to buy a dress the first time you go out. If you absolutely fall in love with a dress, wait to buy it. Write down the style, and find a store in your area or in your family’s area that carries it. You can go dress shopping with them. You can even try on multiple dresses and save your favorite for last. I took three different small groups of people with me, but I knew that I ultimately wanted to be with my family when I bought the dress.
If you’ve dreamed of having your family with you, just find a way to make it happen!
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Post # 5
I bought my dress the first time I went shopping and I was all on my own. I didn’t consult anyone. Honestly I think it is the best option, in fact I think you would be certain to regret it if you invited people. They get inside your head and are too opinionated. I feel like because I didn’t bring anyone, I had to rely on my own opinion and I was more honest with myself and confident. Plus it sets the tone for the rest of your wedding planning. If you buy your dress on your own then you send the message to family that you are independent and don’t need people’s advice. It says you can make tough decisions on your own and then people tend to give you a little more space I noticed. I find that there is a theme where once someone is invited to a dress fitting they feel like from that moment on all of their valuable advice and opinions are worth more regarding the wedding. I didn’t have to deal with this and it was awesome.
Post # 6
I don’t think you’ll regret it but if you find one you really like your going to have to take them there for a second opinion probably.
Post # 7
use it as an oportunity to form an opinion of what you like and don’t like. Then make an appointment with the family where you can use your time wisely by only trying on styles what you like.
Post # 8
My Mom and I hit up a shop when I was visiting her in Nashville, but I did my “major” dress scoping on my own. It was kind of relaxing because I could be completely honest with the consultants and didn’t have anyone encouraging me on a dress that I wasn’t sold on. Once I did the initial recon, I made appointments for when my Mom was in town– she was with me when I actually tried on my wedding dress for the first time because it was sent to the salon through the Borrow a Bonny program. I enjoyed being on my own.