UKbride Member Request 7 Nov 2017

I was hoping to go wedding dress shopping with just my mum and my sister....

I was hoping to go wedding dress shopping with just my mum and my sister. My sister in law has said she would like to come along with one of my best friends, my other best friend wants us to go together as she is also due to get married. I really want this to be a thing between myself, my mum and my sister and would love it to be a surprise as to what my dress is like for everyone else. How do I tell them that I don't want them to help me pick my dress? Or do I just let them join me? Your opinions would be greatfully received ?

Rebecca Radics
Rebecca Radics 7 Nov 2017

Just be honest with them and explain why, I’m sure they’ll understand

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 7 Nov 2017

Hi just take your Mum and Sister, tell the others that you are going with them :)

Jo Armstrong
Jo Armstrong 8 Nov 2017

Just explain to them you want it to be a surprise for everyone and you want this quality time to spend wuth your mum and sister. I'm sure being best friends they will understand.

Emma Raisborough
Emma Raisborough 8 Nov 2017

Just be honest - say you only want your mum and sister to see the dress as you want to keep it a surprise. You can try and involve the rest in other wedding related tasks and activities :)

Lauren Keable
Lauren Keable 8 Nov 2017

You just have to be honest. They will understand x

Steph V
Steph V 8 Nov 2017

Just tell her this is a very special moment for your mum, my dress shop I’ve booked in with has actually requested to keep numbers to a minimum. You can always take them when you’re going in for alterations.
It’s your wedding.
Hope this helps

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 8 Nov 2017

I think you should be honest with them. (And this is why I bought on line so that I didn't have to disappoint anyone and anyway I hate clothes shopping of any sort.)

Chloé Roe
Chloé R 8 Nov 2017

Just explain that too them, they will understand


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