Wedding dress shopping is one of the most important tasks of the entire wedding planning process and every bride wants to ensure that they get it just right. The fortunate ones will fall in love with the first wedding dress they try on but for others, the process can be far more arduous. Either way, you want to ensure that you bring along the best people to help steer you in the right direction when it comes to wedding dress shopping.
It’s a question that brides-to-be have been asking since the dawn of time, and remains a contentious issue to this day – who do you take with you to choose your wedding dress?
There are many reasons why you should consider bringing your bridesmaids along on the day – here’s why you should entrust them with this all-important task.
Getting a second opinion
Your wedding day and the planning process that precedes it is all about you and your partner, and ultimately you both will have the final say in all of the decisions. But when things get a little stressful, as they undoubtedly will, it can be useful to have a fresh pairs of eyes helping you out – especially when it comes to picking your dress.
With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to know quite where to start your search but by including your nearest and dearest in the shopping process, they might be able to offer a different perspective or consideration which you might have overlooked.
Chances are, the people you choose to be your bridesmaids will be the people you trust and whose opinions matter most to you. Although you may want to invite anyone and everyone to this special occasion, streamlining your wedding-dress-shopping brigade will take out the stress and confusion of having to contend with lots of differing opinions.
A chance to break the ice
Many bridesmaid parties will consist of friends or family members who are already very well acquainted with, having grown up in similar groups. If your bridesmaids, however, are from different parts of your life, this day could be a brilliant opportunity for everybody to meet up and become familiar with one another.
Since they will all be working closely together in their important roles on the big day, it can help things run more smoothly if your bridesmaids become all well-acquainted. Particularly if your bridesmaids live far apart, opportunities to meet up and socialise with your party might be few in preparation for the wedding, so this could be one of the best chances to break the ice.
It’s a fun day out
Spending the day trying on wedding dresses can be a very time consuming activity, so why not make a day of it? With a bit of planning, you can use this day as an excuse to spend some time with your closest friends and celebrate your engagement all over again.
Perhaps you would like to mark the day with a few glasses of champagne, or a dinner out together at a fancy restaurant. You might even like to treat the day as a mini hen-do, and end the day’s festivities with a group activity or night out.
Bear in mind that, as is the case with your wedding venue, bridal shops will typically be busier on the weekends. In the Height of Pandemic and with the restrictions easing around the world now is a very busy time for bridal shops. As a result, it could be worth organising a midweek day-out to give you a more relaxed experience. If this isn’t a possibility, then be sure to book your appointments well in advance, along with any other activities for the day to ensure it all goes smoothly.