Here at The Southern Swan in Lakeland, Florida, we know how important it is to share the milestone of finding your perfect wedding dress with the best group of supporters! In our experience, all brides have a dream of finding the perfect wedding dress that will just take their breath away. And while it’s always fun to share this experience with the people close to you, we know that it can be overwhelming to figure out who you want to include in this special process.
We always recommend that our brides carefully consider who will be coming along with them on this shopping experience. Read on to find some more guidance on who is best to bring with you when shopping for your wedding dress:
Supportive Family and Friends
When considering who should be involved in your wedding dress shopping experience, think of the people who are always there to encourage and support you unconditionally. Those are the perfect types of people you want to bring along. Of course, the first choice is typically mothers along with sisters and grandmothers.
These days, many brides are also including their future mother-in-laws to join them. If you feel like these people will be a good support system for you, then it’s certainly a nice gesture to include them!
It’s also important to consider who is paying for your wedding dress; if they’re paying the bill, it’s gracious to include them in the shopping process. It allows them to have that experience with you and it can help for monetary transparency (you don’t want to end up with a gown that’s more expensive than what they were hoping for!).
Bridal Party Members
Many brides opt to include members of their bridal party to help choose the perfect wedding dress. Since these people will be a big part of your wedding day, it makes sense that you would want to include them! Even if you don’t necessarily want to bring along every member of your party, it helps to have the maid or matron of honor come along for extra support.
We would recommend that you limit the number of people you bring to only those who will add to the experience. It’s key that you remember that if you have more people come along, that opens up that many more opinions; sometimes having too many opinions can make the experience more stressful than it has to be.
When it comes to finding the perfect wedding dress, we believe that our brides know best. Our recommendation is to limit guests to those who are most supportive and encouraging at the end of the day. If you’re ready to find your wedding dress as stunning as this Morilee gown, book an appointment with us at The Southern Swan today!