(Closed) Who Did You Take Dress Shopping?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think 4 people is a problem.  Yes, you can def take them a 2nd time.

I think I’m going with my Mom, Man of Honor + another friend.  I don’t want my Fiance to see, know or have any idea about my dress.  Yet, a huge part of me wants an “Ok” from him… but I want it to be a surprise more : )

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Cem0930: At first I had my mom and 2 bridesmaids..I couldnt hear myself think so I regretted it. The second time it was just my 2 bridesmaids..still again I wasnt feeling heard. Eventually I just took a friend (who was far removed from the wedding) to AA where I made my final decision. I would of been fine going alone as well, since I was able to make an absolute decision and wasnt influenced by anyone elses opinions. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Cem0930: I took about 5 people and wish I didn’t. It was my mother, future mother in law, Sister (MOH) and 2 bridesmaids. 

Too many opinions and they LOVED a dress that I hated and I kept thinking should i love this right now because it’s awful? I wound up saying i had to think about it… came back the following week with just my sister and found the dress of my dreams! Much easier to choose what you want instead of what everyone else likes with only a couple people there. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I first went with just my mom. 

I went later on by myself and found My Dress.

Then I took my mom and MOH/cousin back to see it and confirm that it was in fact, the dress.

When my dress came in I took mom, Maid/Matron of Honor and my grandma. (That experience was epic fail but only because the dress was totally wrong.)

 

It was so nice just having it be a small group, and I also really enjoyed shopping by myself.  Mom bought the dress and I do care what others think, but at the end of the day this is my dress that I’m wearing…  my opinion was the only one that should’ve mattered in the end.  🙂

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I took my Mom and grandmother. Four people wouldn’t have worked for me since my bridal salon was so cramped.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The first time I went with my best friend and her mom. She’s also engaged so we were kinda shopping together. I purchased a dress that I liked but she LOVED on me. 

Long story short, I went a second time BY MYSELF and purchased a second gown in the trumpet style I preferred. 

I felt a little strange trying my dress on alone, but it was such a relief when i put it on and knew it was the one not to have anyone saying “It’s really pretty but I think it needs to be more poofy”. 

Friends mean well but sometimes listening to opinions other than your own can confuse you and take you farther away from the dress you really want to be married in.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I went with my mom, my sister and my aunt (who was buying my dress).  It was just the right amount. 

You will also get many other (welcome or unwelcome) opinions from people who are there with other brides.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I went with the people that opinions mattered the most.  My Mom, my Maid/Matron of Honor, and one of my BM’s. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

the very first time i went was just with my sister, i was not seriously considering buying anything at this point, it was more of a find a style that i like and that’s about it.  when i was serious about buying a dress, i took my sister, 2 bridesmaids and my mom (so 4 in total).  it was fine and i didn’t have any issues.  my Future Mother-In-Law and step-grandma wanted to come also but i couldn’t handle more people, they will come for my first fitting

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

My best friend (and MOH) flew across the country to go with me. It was just the two of us, and it was perfect.

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