Post # 1
I have a pretty close family so I am going to take my mom and cousins. Do I need to take my sister in law? My best friends? My future MIL? Sister in law?
Also, I have not asked anyone to be in my wedding yet as I am waiting for something to arrive before I ask. Is it weird to ask my future Maid/Matron of Honor if I haven’t officially asked her to be in the wedding?
I am a paranoid bride– not a patient one!
Post # 3
@PatientBride: I said sister in law twice– I meant future SIL!
Post # 4
The first few times I took a big group, big mistake. The last few shops were just me, my mom and my aunt, again not a godo thing. The final 2 shops were me and my Fiance. Yes, I know that is not the norm, but I thought about it and the only person I really cared about opinion wise was him.
Post # 5
I had my mom, dad, brother, grandma, and Future Mother-In-Law go with me. I only went once and found my dress. For myself i took just the right amount of people. Just enough opinions, but not too many. They are all really important to me and that’s why I wanted them to go. My bridesmaids are all important to me too its just that they had to work and I wanted it to be immediate family to share that experience with me.
Post # 6
I have gone dress shopping with friends before and always found the more people there, the harder it was for the bride to really focus on what she wanted. When I went dress shopping I decided to bring my mom and sister. This made it so much easier because it was the opinions of the two people I trust most. Once I knew which one was my dress I went back with other family members/friends so they could see and help me with other decisions like what veil, jewelry, shoes etc to wear with it.
Post # 7
I wouldn’t bring more than 3 or 4 people. I had just my mom and Mother-In-Law and that was enough opinions for me!
Post # 8
First appointment I brought 5 people, fun but confusing as hell as to what I wanted. I went once by myself to focus on my vision, and then brought my 2 friends from nursing school for my final appointment where I finally chose a dress.
I would say 3 people max to avoid too many opinions, and only bring supportive people who will give you their honest opinion (nicely!)