Wedding Dress Shopping with Opinionated Guests

Shopping for your wedding dress is meant to be fun, but when you’ve got opinionated guests shopping with you, it can get tense. It’s hard to focus on what you want when you’ve got a loved one who’s pushing their own views and thoughts onto your wedding dress! You know your loved ones better than we do, so it’s good to go into your appointment knowing who could potentially cause conflict. 

How do I ask someone not to come?


An easy way to invite a smaller number of guests is to simply blame the pandemic—tell them you need to bring a smaller number of people to the appointment due to covid restrictions, and this way you can avoid any awkwardness. Another easy way to do this? Tell everyone you want your dress to be a surprise on the wedding day! This way, you’ll be able to focus on exactly what you want, and don’t have to worry about any intrusive opinions while shopping. 

What if I can’t ask someone not to come?


We get it—sometimes, there’s no way around inviting someone to your appointment, especially when it’s a family member. Don’t stress! If you and your mother (or grandmother, or future mother-in-law, you name it) don’t see eye to eye on what you should wear for your wedding day, it’s our job to help find a dress that you both will love! We can’t promise to make everyone happy, but we will do our best to help navigate tough situations like this smoothly. 

Is there anything you need to know? 


Yes! If you’re coming to your appointment with someone who you know doesn’t have the same preferences as you do for your wedding day, it’s best for you to let us know. Pull your stylist aside and give them a heads up—or better yet, call us ahead of time! If we know the situation you’re dealing with, such as a sister who’s going to insert too many opinions or a mother who wants you to wear something more conservative, we’re better equipped to help you navigate the situation. At the end of the day, it is your appointment, and we are here to help you

At Mary’s, we want you to have an enjoyable, memorable shopping experience when finding your wedding dress! It’s our job to help you find the perfect dress as stress-free as possible. Book an appointment, and we’ll help you find the perfect wedding dress for your big day—no need to worry about complicated situations or opinionated guests!