What to wear to wedding dress shopping as a guest
Are you wondering what you should wear for wedding dress shopping as a guest?
You are in the right place.
Your best friend, sibling, or daughter is ENGAGED and wants you to tag along as she prepares to find her dream dress!
Wedding dress shopping for the bride is fun and exciting and can also get overwhelming.
As a guest selected to be part of the experience, you must be considered very special to the bride-to-be.
Here is a quick list of other people a bride might invite dress shopping:
- Mother of the bride
- Father of the bride
- Mother-in-law to be
- And the bridal party
If you are part of this, it means she needs your support and your opinion matters.
She could have chosen only you, or you could be part of a group appointment.
Either way, be prepared to support her the best way you can.
We will be sharing the following:
Etiquettes to follow at the bridal salon
Ideas for wedding dress shopping outfits to wear as a guests
What to bring to the bridal salon to ensure your comfort
And different ways to support the bride-to-be in shopping for her dress
If you have never gone wedding dress shopping as a guest or ever, we cover everything you need to know.
We want you to feel at ease while shopping for your best friend’s dream wedding dress and to be well prepared.
We put together a few ideas for what to wear for wedding dress shopping as a guest.
We hope you enjoy our tips!
So what do you wear wedding dress shopping as a guest?
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How to dress wedding shopping as a guest
Finding the perfect wedding dress for the bride can be quite a long process.
This is not always easy.
The appointment could be a long process, and you could be looking at several dresses.
Wedding dress fatigue is real.
Make sure you can tackle this by dressing as comfortably as possible.
But before you can decide what to wear to a bridal appointment as a guest, you will need some additional information.
Usually, consult with the person who made all the wedding appointments.
How many bridal boutiques will you be visiting?
How long is the wedding dress appointment?
Are you expected to walk around the store to choose and pick out potential dresses the bride-to-be will try on?
Will you be visiting multiple bridal shops in one day?
Does the bride have any pre-wedding events she wants you to attend?
Knowing this will prepare you for what to wear for wedding dress shopping as a guest!
Usually, as a guest, you want to be comfortable and wear your go-to clothing, such as comfortable leggings and a sweater or a cute top!
Or you can stick to the classic Jeans and a cute sweater!
Depending on the weather, a cute dress should also work.
The important thing is for you to be comfortable.
Here are some comfortable but cute casual outfit ideas that are perfect for wedding dress shopping as a guest:
Grab this cute sweater top here!
Cute navy blue striped top
Jeans and a casual top
Cute button-up top!
Blush V-Neck Balloon Sleeve Bodysuit
You can wear any of these cute and casual outfits when wedding dress shopping as a guest.
They are comfortable but perfect if the bride plans other activities before or after shopping you will be ready.
Depending on the schedule, the bride might want to make a day out of it, maybe go for early breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
If you are comfortable wearing heels, go for it.
But you can swap out and wear flats or even pumps if it makes you at ease.
Cute dresses are also fabulous, especially if it’s nice outside that day.
This midi dress in peach is stunning, and so is this rust-orange off-the-shoulder maxi dress.
You should be fine if you have a few casual outfits available.
A few things to remember:
- Don’t wear white or shades of white let the bride have that moment
- Don’t overdress that you outshine the bride
- Please keep it simple and casual
- Wear little or no make-up to protect the dresses
- Don’t bring too many things to the store in case you have to help/ carry things
- Think about the weather – it could be too hot or even chilly, dress accordingly
Wedding dress shopping etiquette for guests
Here is how to make wedding dress shopping special for the bride!
You were chosen for a reason.
Most likely because the bride-to-be needs your support, and your honest opinion and feedback count.
But if you are going wedding dress shopping as a guest, you do need to follow a few rules.
Some of the rules are also imposed by bridal salons, depending on where you go.
It’s essential to follow these guest etiquette.
For example, some bridal salons do not allow phones to take photos or videos.
Don’t start pulling wedding dresses off the rack for the bride unless you are allowed.
Leave this to the consultants.
Arrive on time for the appointment set by the bride.
It’s disrespectful to the bride and the store to show up late.
Don’t start shopping for bridesmaids’ dresses or parent dresses if you are not there for that appointment.
We are shopping for a wedding dress for the bride-to-be!
Avoid drama and negative words about what the bride chooses to wear.
She will have the final say on what she purchases.
Just be supportive and encouraging by staying positive and saying good things.
You saying things like “that’s ugly” or “that looks awful” is not helpful.
Instead, say this:
- How do you like that dress?
- How does it make you feel compared to the others you have tried?
- Do you want to try a few more dresses before making a final decision?
- You look stunning in this dress, but the other one you loved first will flatter your body better.
- You look great in this dress, what do you think?
- Of your favourites, I loved _____, but you will be beautiful in any of the ones you have picked!
- This dress was made for you; I can picture you walking down the aisle in that!
Stay positive but honest.
What to bring to wedding dress shopping as a guest
Are you wondering about what to bring to a wedding dress appointment?
You don’t need to take too many things with you.
Primarily if you will assist the bride in carrying items or help with the dress-shopping process.
But you can bring:
- A small purse
- Water bottle
- Hair ties
And that’s about it.
Other than that, be supportive of the bride-to-be.
This particular day is for her, and she might be overwhelmed or stressed.
You were chosen to support and encourage her during the process.
Don’t worry too much about what to wear to a bridal appointment as a guest, as it’s about the bride.
But look presentable, especially if it’s an upscale bridal boutique.
Now that you what to wear to a wedding dress appointment as a guest…
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