Wedding Dress Shopping Alone
Efficient way to find your dream dress
By Sara Doerrier
September 12, 2011
Would you go dress shopping alone? Some brides (or mothers of the bride) might pale at the thought. But, in the beginning stages of finding a wedding dress, why not go at it alone? At this stage you dont really need your entourage of friends and family opinion yet. You might be surprised how efficient you will be without your posse tagging along.
Why you should shop alone (in the beginning)
You know what you feel amazing in. You dont need your mother or your BFF telling you that she doesnt like that dress you love or vice versa. This may only hinder your decision and you may give consideration to gowns that you wouldnt normally give a second thought. At this point you should be open to anything.
The opinions you get from the bridal shop consultants will be more unbiased and reliable. If they are good at their jobs, they can steer you in the right direction without making you feel obligated. The bridal shop consultant will normally keep their mouth shut, if there is a gaggle of opinionated critics.
Your time will be efficiently spent. No one will be telling you spin around or show me the back again, or even telling you to try on a dress again to compare. You will get more accomplished and perhaps you can visit a few dress shops!
If you want to take your time, you can. You wont feel obligated to rush because you feel bad making your mom or your friends wait.
Trying on wedding dresses alone might make for a less stressful first run. Once you have made your selections, then you should start asking for second opinions. After all, this one of the most important dresses a woman will buy. Once you have narrowed down your choices, then ask your entourage to the shop, because it is helpful to have to someone elses take on your dream dress.