March 8, 2019

What's Stopping Your "Yes to the Dress"?

We have watched numerous episodes of "Say Yes to the Dress" lately.  For those who may have never seen the show, it is about brides who go gown shopping at the famed boutique Klienfield.  It shows the ups and downs that brides go through while shopping.

One thing that we have been seeing with the show is that when brides go to the store they bring ALL these people with them. We have seen no less than 4 and as many has 6 or 7 to "help" the bride make her decision.  More times than not, however, having the entourage proves to do more harm than good.  Traditionally, brides usually bring their mother and a grandmother.  Then you start adding bridesmaids, aunts and siblings. This is where the situation gets sticky.

For one thing, multiple people bring multiple opinions.  Your bridesmaids may like the dress, but your mom and aunt don't think it fits right. However, the bride may agree with the bridesmaids.  This situation tends to put the bride in the middle while at the same time totally negating the opinion of the most important person - the bride.  Also to add to the situation your Mother or Grandmother has agreed to pay for the dress. So, that adds the element of trying to make your family member happy. While we do understand this adds influence to your final decision, you still have to be careful.

Shopping for your gown is supposed to be an enjoyable experience.  You should already have an idea of what you want. Though you may want people to share in the shopping adventure with you, remember that it is about what you want.  Your opinion is the most important over everyone else's.  You know how you want to look on your wedding day. You have pictured yourself walking down the aisle in a particular dress.  Don't lose that and don't let your ideas become overshadowed by the views of other people.

When you put that wedding dress on that is "the one" say YES to your dress and don't let anyone make you think something different.

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