Bridal Breakdown: Who to Bring to your Bridal Shopping Appointment

So, you have your bridal appointment booked! Yay, so exciting! The representative you spoke with might have asked you how many or who you are bringing to your appointment. Although you might not have thought about this before, the number of guests you bring can really affect your appointment!

Although there is no exact science or number for every bride, you want to make sure you are getting the most out of every appointment you have. You can bring anyone you’d like to your appointment, it can be your Mom, Grandma, Sister, Cousin, Bridesmaids or Maid of Honor. We even have brides bring their fiance or a close work friend!

The main thing is that you want to bring people who will be honest and a cheerleader for you. It is a very special day in your wedding planning process, and understand that many people will want to be there for you and involved. Just remember, picking out your wedding dress, is about you. Your opinion is the most valuable and should hold the most significant influence on your decision. You want to bring guests who value your opinion and support you and help you make the best decisions.

We usually recommend brides bring not many more than four people. Four is a good number because it is enough people to give you good feedback, but not too many where it can become overwhelming. The dynamic can be different with every group of people. Still, in general, larger crowds can create more noise during the appointment. If there are a lot of people who want to go bridal shopping with you, bring the four closest people to you to the initial appointment. Then bring in the rest of the crowd once you have it narrowed down to the dress or two favorites! This way, you can find the dresses you really love while still having your entourage feel included!

Regardless of who you bring, we recommend that you follow your heart. The selection of your wedding dress, like selecting your partner, is an emotional decision and should always be special. At Angela’s Bridal, we will work with you and your squad to make sure saying “Yes!” will be a special moment that you will remember for the rest of your life!

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