Who do you take with you to find the dress???

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
35 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

I went twice, the first was just me and my mom. But I knew I couldn’t make the decision without my sister. So the second time it was the three of us. I know there were plenty of other people who would have loved to go with, but there was no way I would be able to deal with that many opinions, haha.

Post # 33
2564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

First time was just my mom and I.  Second time was Mom and my three bridesmaids.  If Future Mother-In-Law lived in the same city I would have invited her too.

Post # 34
1598 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

For most appointments, I had my mom and about 2 bridesmaids, including my sister.

When I finally did find my dress, though, my sister had gone back to school and was 7 hours away so she missed it 🙁

The most people I ever had at once was 4 I think. I didn’t really ever feel pressured or conflicted, but then again everyone I was with is pretty easy going and they know what I like.

I do think that anymore than 4 or 5 people though would make things hairy.

Post # 35
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I only ever went with one person at a time. Once with my Maid/Matron of Honor and once with my good friend who loves fashion. I went alone too.

There are no rules about who you should take. Just take someone who would enjoy being there for you and won’t get too bored. There’s no point dragging the people you think you should invite out of obligation. They might end up distracting you or their boredom may drive you to make a rush decision.

Post # 36
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I took 5 people. My mom, dad, brother, grandma, and Future Mother-In-Law. They really helped me. We all thought the same about pretty much every dress I tried on. They didn’t give too many opinions which was good. I had a blast dress shopping.

Post # 37
2278 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I took my Mom, my sister, and my aunt to try on dresses. When I knew I’d found *the dress*, and went back to buy it, I took my Mom, sister, best friend, and long time family friend.

Post # 38
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

First time: Mom, 2 sisters, and friend (non-bridesmaid)

2nd-3rd times: Mom and 1 sister

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