Many brides have dreamed of the day they book that bridal appointment to find the wedding dress that was made for them. The tradition is to round up your closest friends and female family members to offer support while you try on dresses. But does it have to be that way?
Absolutely not! It’s 2023, and you can make your bridal appointment all yours! We’ve seen a recent uptick in brides shopping by themselves, and while this isn’t the typical custom, going at it by yourself does present many benefits. Here’s how!
Your Schedule on Your Terms
Getting the gang together for a bridal appointment can be more challenging than you might first anticipate. Depending on the number of guests, you need to find a date that works for everyone. That can take time, especially if you have guests coming from out of town.
It’s also important to remember that you have a bridal timeline to adhere to. After you find your wedding dress, there’s the process of fitting the dress, scheduling alterations, and customizing.
When you shop alone, you can schedule all of your appointments on your terms, reducing stress.
Easier to Focus
Another big perk of shopping for your plus-size wedding gown on your own, is that you get the spotlight all to yourself. The bridal experience is supposed to be no-pressure and relaxed. However, everyone is different, and some brides might feel overwhelmed by all of the opinions of their party. It can cause overthinking, confusion, or you might give in to a dress everyone else likes, but you’re not so keen on.
If it’s just you and your bridal consultant, you can really get down to business and narrow the choices. You have time to think and focus on a variety of styles, and you don’t have to worry about feeling rushed or having to entertain guests.
This is your time and you deserve to feel comfortable at your appointment!
No One is Left Out
Finally, no one’s feelings are going to be hurt if they aren’t invited to your wedding dress appointment. Instead, you get to surprise everyone with your gorgeous plus-size wedding dress when you debut it on the aisle!