(Closed) What is the ideal number of people to go wedding dress shopping with?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What is the ideal number of people to go wedding dress shopping with?

    Zero--I'd rather go alone!

    Just one other person for feedback

    Two or three people, for a range of opinions

    The more the merrier!

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i always went with just one person–my mom, my fmil, or once my hubby bc my mom wasn’t in town and fmil was busy. until the last time, that is, when i went in 90% sure i was buying the dress, so in that case my mom and moh were there to give the final push i needed (my moh gasped when she saw it on me, which def helped seal the deal! ๐Ÿ™‚ ) i had had trouble deciding between a couple options, so i ended up buying my dress the 3rd time i had it on, and the salon being patient with me def helped me choose to work with them! though,  i had sent pics of the final 2 dresses (on models) to my bms so they could help me figure out which was more “me,” so i did get more people’s input, just not in person

    Post # 18
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Well no matter what I would say 5 max. 

     

    But, other than that, it really depends on the personalities. If you have 2 really opinionated people, it might be hard to consider what you really want.

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Depends but generally the LESS the better, but it doesn’t have to be ZERO. Those who *must* like it should come. Everyone WILL NOT like your dress, but for those who must like your mom, grandma, and your style girl (the one who always tells you good and bad and whoose opinion you trust and whoose is generally in line with YOURS)

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I voted two or three, but I honestly think the more important issue is WHO you choose. I wanted people with me who had my best interests at heart, who love me and who aren’t the jealous or critical or negative type.

     

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Like other people have said, it really depends on your personality and personal preference. You really have to determine things like–Who do you most want sharing in this experience with you? Who’s advice is indispensable  to you? Who will genuinely be there for you and support you? Once you answer all those questions for yourself, I think you have your answer ๐Ÿ™‚

    When I went dress shopping I always had my mom and either my sister (MOH) or close friend (bm). Personally, I thought two was a great number because it gave me a variety of opinions and everyone was included in the experience.

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    To add: I went with just my Mom, I would have taken my Maid/Matron of Honor and but she was travelling. I picked it out easily and my mom agreed all the way.

    All my maids came with me for my fitting… though several months later.

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @MM423: I went to six different stores and had eight appointments. The most we did was two a day. But we always tried on a ton of dresses at each store ๐Ÿ™‚ Since your mom is in town for a limited time, I’m sure you could do more stores. Just make sure you take a break in between with lunch or something. You don’t want to get burnt out trying on dresses since it’s such a fun experience. So just take your time, be patient with yourself on finding the one and enjoy it!

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @MM423: I knew what store I wanted to purchase from, so that part was easy.  I tried on about 20 dresses in round one and ten in round two (round two was at a bridal trunk show four weeks later, so it was a little crazy), so overall, thirty dresses in two shopping experiences.

    (I needed to try on lots of dresses though as I had NO IDEA what kind of dress I even liked, so you might not have to try on so many if you know what kind of dress you prefer)….

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I have gone alone but I prefer having 2-3 people there. That way I can get different opinions and show of how great I look in big fancy dresses I can hardly afford!!!

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Quality over quantity

    Bring people that you feel comfortable in front of- both body issue wise and people who will respect your budget and that will give honest feedback but will ultimately let your opinion stand on top.

    I went with just my mom and that was perfect for me. When I purchased the dress, I brought an aunt and cousin (BM) and my dad. But I only tried on the one dress in front of them.

    Really, you just want fun and supportive people around you that are going to make it a memorable, positive experience.

    Post # 31
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    GO with someone who has VERY similar taste as you.  HELPS A LOT! 

    Don’t go with people that are nit picky and verbal about it, think completely opposite of what you think, and have this idea of what a “wedding dress” should look like. Trust me, it’ll save you the headache.  =P

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