Post # 1
Am I alone out there? I went dress shopping about 3 times.
First time I took my Mom. NEVER again… dont get me wrong I love her and all. But she couldnt look past anything. She wanted me in something lace, sleeves, up to my neck & a long train. I on the other hand wanted NO sleeves. Sweetheart neckline, a corset (which she says is “slutty and I should wait unti, the wedding NIGHT for one of those) & a small train (Im only 5 ft). So needless to say everyone I liked and tried on she hated. She hates shopping in generel, so she was getting bored and sighing a lot. I felt rushed & cut the apointment short.
Second time I took a friend (ex friend now) of mine. I would come out and ask what she thought she would say something like “oh… how nice” or “lovely” which is a nice way of saying she hated it.
Third time I wasnt even going shopping. I just happened to look over and saw a bridal shop. I thought, what the heck why not. I walked in, and at that place I found my dress!!
Now Im not saying I liked shopping alone, But i have a feeling that I wouldnt have gotten any dress if I would have taken my mom (she doesnt like my dress). But still, would have been nice to have SOMEONE.
Any other bees go alone?
Post # 3
You might want to edit your poll so you can pick more than one choice! I went with my mom and my sister (MOH) so I didn’t know which one to pick in the poll 🙂
I’m glad I brought my mom because she was the one who found my dress on the rack – something I never would have picked! Also, I couldn’t imagine not having her there.
Post # 4
@Mrs. Fireworks: Thanks! I just edited it 🙂
Post # 5
I went with a whole group the last time I went to pick a dress. It was my mom, my aunt, one of my Maid/Matron of Honor who is also my cousin and the daughter of my aunt and a Bridesmaid or Best Man who is the sister of Maid/Matron of Honor and daughter of aunt, and a cousin who is a Groomsmen. It was the moment I’ve always dreamed of and I’m glad I found the dress with them there. I wouldn’t have if they weren’t there. My mom pulled the dress. It was something I wouldn’t have imagined myself in. I’m glad my outspoken Maid/Matron of Honor was there as well because they put me in a tulle ballgown before they put me in THE ONE and I almost went with it because my mom loved it so much. I’m not a fan of tulle at all. My Maid/Matron of Honor told me what I needed to hear. You need a good support group there.
Post # 6
I went bymyself and then took my fmil. I didn’t go with anyone else.
Post # 7
I went with my mom, FI’s mom, FI’s sister, and a bridesmaid– the Maid/Matron of Honor would’ve been there, but she was out of the country. It took 45 minutes, I tried on 5 dresses and I knew the one was the one as soon as I saw it– just like my Fiance.
Post # 8
I went dress shopping 3 seperate times. The first time was kinda just for fun right after my engagement with my best friend/MOH. The second time was with my Mom, Maid/Matron of Honor, and cousin/BM. And then the 3rd and final time was with my Mom, best friend/BM, SIL (brothers wife), and 2 nieces who are JR BM’s. I actually had a blast each time I went!
Post # 9
I went alone too! I think I’m pretty good at knowing what suits me and what doesn’t. The consultants were great at making me try on dresses that maybe I wouldn’t have looked at (although ballgowns were def off limits!).
I ended up with a dress that was way more detailed than I envisaged but the overall shape was what I had planned. I didn’t regret going alone but I almost wavered when I was down to 3 dresses that I loved and had difficulty deciding.
Also, I wanted the dress to be a complete surprise to everyone .. even my mum, sister etc, so that was another reason for going alone. Noone has seen it so far, although a friend will be lacing it for me and we will have a few pratice runs before, but thats it.
Post # 10
I went with my Mom and grandmother. Hadn’t picked my bridal party at that point.
Post # 11
I went dress shopping twice.
#1 – mom, sister (MOH) and Future Mother-In-Law – I invited Future Mother-In-Law on a whim, as she doesn’t have any daughters and she was so thrilled she drove an hour to meet us at my house (she doesn’t drive much, so this was a pretty big deal). My mom and sister were honest (as usual) my Future Mother-In-Law said nothing negative and was generally quiet (I think she didn’t want to offend me). Asking her turned out to be a good thing – she really enjoyed it and still talks about it.
#2 – mom and sister – I went in my hometown (4 hours from where I currently live) so really only my mom and sister were around. I bought my dress during ths trip – but I would have asked Future Mother-In-Law to come again if it would have been closer.
I would have never brought a giant group – dress shopping was incredibly stressful for me and I think more people adds stress.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I’ve written about this on the blog. Shopping with friends was fun, but exhausting and I didn’t try on too many dresses that were MY choice.
From then on, I shopped alone. I was so nice to work one on one with good consultants (would want to be alone if the consultant wasn’t a pro). I tried on far more dresses alone since I didn’t ave to leave the dressing room for every single dress.
Post # 13
I went with my Bridesmaid or Best Man the first time and a friend the second time just to try things on and get a feel for what I liked – knew I would not be buying anything. The third time was the “official” one and I went with my mom, my 2 sisters who are MOHs and my grandmother. I found the dress that time!
Post # 14
I went with my Mom and my sister/MOH.
I did a lot of research online beforehand, and subjected my Fiance to a lot of SYTTD to find out his opinions.
Before the 3 of us went shopping, I emailed out pictures of the style I was looking for and my “wish list” for a dress, so all 3 of us knew what we were looking for. That, and the fact that we’ve shopped a lot together over the years, really helped us work as an awesome dress-shopping team.
Post # 15
I went with just my mom once, just my grandmom once, and then when I actually bought the dress I went with mom, grandmom, Future Mother-In-Law, Maid/Matron of Honor, and FI’s niece who’s one of my BM’s. Oh then when that dress went to dress regret and I couldn’t get the one I really wanted I went again with just grandmom, and then to the seamstress to completely change the top of the dress with just grandmom. Haha. It was a saga, let me tell ya 🙂
Post # 16
I didn’t vote. I didn’t have any BM/MOH because we had a destination elopement. One of my best friends went with me the first time. Mom was not thrilled that we were eloping, so she wasn’t showing any interest in dress shopping; however, she did go with me the second time. Although, I almost cancelled the appointment before we even left because of her attitude.