Being a bride has gotten so much easier — at least the getting dressed part of things. A plethora of bridal shopping sites have popped up in the last few years, making the search for the perfect dress not just for you but for your bridesmaids and mom much more thorough. We're very excited to shop the brand-new bridal section from our sister site ShopStyle, which launched today and is devoted to all things bridal. With that in mind, we've put together a list of our top go-tos when it comes to shopping for the bride.
Now, going to pick out my wedding dress is something that I have always wanted to be a special moment with just me and my mom. No bridesmaids, no maid of honor — just the two of us. I have been involving her in other things. For example, she came with me and my fiancé and parents to go look at venues, and I invited her to go to a bridal show in a couple of weeks.
My question is — should I let her know that I want dress shopping to be just me and my mom or just go and not tell her or what? I would be happy to let her come for fittings, but the initial trip I just want my mom.
I recently went wedding dress shopping with a friend of mine at a small boutique full of gorgeous gowns that looked way more expensive than their price tags. When I said as much, the shop's proprietor told me about a bride who'd recently fallen in love with a dress, then decided not to buy it when she learned it was "only $1,500." My jaw dropped.If you love the dress, shouldn't a lower price make you love it even more? Thankfully, finding the perfect gown doesn't require spending a month's salary (or way more) or elbowing other brides out of the way in Filene's Basement's annual running of the brides sale. For seven ways to shop for wedding dresses on a budget, read more