Or your best friend or sister? The chances are the answer is no, and rightly so.
What makes the world so wonderful is individuality. In personality, in style and in the way we look. I quite often get asked what the most popular wedding dress is, my answer, there isn’t one for this exact reason.
Your wedding dress is an absolute expression of you, and therefore every dress says something totally different on each different person and that’s what makes it amazing!
It’s also where and why you may have a difference in taste with people you love and choose to bring to your appointment.
Don’t get me wrong, my Mum’s taste is brilliant and I love her style but we certainly dress differently and things that I like and colours, she certainly doesn’t. Don’t get her started on burgundy! So when it comes to choosing your dress, this just might happen.
I recently had a bride in the boutique who adored a bardot neckline. Her Mum on the other hand, just couldn’t get her head around it. It wasn’t a neckline she would wear or one she particularly liked. It did, however, look amazing on her daughter.
We tried a stunning gown with detachable off the shoulder sleeves. The shape and fit of the dress was perfect and the off the shoulder gave a softer but similar to bardot neckline look. The bride adored it! You could see all the love for it in her face (I love that look!) however her Mum was still struggling with the sleeves and in turn, the bride’s love for it was fading as, understandably, she wanted her Mum to love it as much as she did.
We continued to try other dresses but the bride just couldn’t shake the feeling she’d had in the off the shoulder dress, so, as we normally do, we tried it back on again. Whilst we were in the fitting room, I took the little straps off the dress and explained to her we could just see what it looked like without them this time and could popper them back on at the mirror.
As the bride walked around the corner from the changing room, sure enough, she was met with oo’s and aa’s and her Mum instantly said how much she loved the dress. Amazing!
It had changed the look so much in her Mum’s eyes, she thought it was a different dress!
After a few tears and moments to soak up just how incredible the bride looked in the dress, we poppered the straps back on and all agreed it was THE one!
Happiness all around, but the point of my story is, it’s amazing to know that everyone loves your dress but be prepared to have a difference of opinion on some elements of it, be it neckline, fabric or shape, as it’s most likely that you all have different taste and that is ok! You probably wouldn’t share a wardrobe!
If you feel that someone you’d like to be part of the journey may make that decision making a bit trickier, but of course, you’d still love them to be involved, then the best way around that is to ask them once you’ve found it, to come and see your dress. Tell them you’d love to show them the dress you love before you say yes, but make sure you have made it clear that you really love it and that way, they will too and you can make memories and share the saying yes moment together too.
The main things to remember are to stay true to you and trust your instincts and the rest will follow and of course, have fun!