When it comes to wedding dress shopping, the crew you bring along can greatly impact the overall experience in a positive or negative way! This is why it’s so important to think carefully about how well your guests know your style and the opinions they can contribute.
For example, some brides consider bringing their fiancé along to shop for wedding dresses, but is it a good idea? Here’s what we recommend.
At the end of the day, the choice is yours. There are no hard rules when it comes to who can accompany you on your dress expedition.
If you value your fiancé's opinion regarding style or if you are planning to coordinate a matching suit and wedding dress for the ceremony, then having them attend your bridal appointment is certainly necessary- if that’s what you want!
It’s customary for the bride to keep the wedding dress hidden from the groom’s sight until she walks down the aisle, so If the element of surprise is important to you, having your fiancé at the appointment may take away from it.
Even if they don't see the final choice, consider the fact that dress shopping is a highly intimate experience and they are going to witness you trying on certain styles, discussing designers, customizations, and alterations with the stylist, or possibly seeing you say 'Yes' to your dream gown.
On another note, there is an air of superstition surrounding the groom and wedding dress. As tradition goes, it is considered bad luck for the groom to see his bride in her gown before the wedding.
Though this may seem irrelevant in the modern era we find ourselves in, if the intricacies of wedding tradition are important to you, it might not be a good move to bring your fiancé to ensure that good fortune stays intact! Or, simply if you’re going for a traditional wedding theme and enjoy the cultural norms and customs.
At the end of the day, the choice lies in the hands of the bride. Our vibe at Love is very much making sure women know that their appointment is about what they want. Whether they desire to shop alone, with their fiancé, or with their friends and/or family, there is no right or wrong!