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Can I go wedding dress shopping by myself?

The dilemma

If you’re anything like me, you’ve never even been given the chance to try on a wedding dress. I couldn’t tell you if I look better in a fishtail gown or a princess dress, and I’m sure a lot of brides out there can relate.

Most of us simply have no idea what kind of wedding dress style would suit our body shape, and therefore have no clue where to start. And, if we’re going to bring our closest family and friends to possibly spend hourswatching us try on wedding dress after wedding dress, we’d prefer to at least have a running start on the whole process.

But is it a done thing to go wedding dress shopping by yourself?

Why we think this way

Pop culture television shows and almost every recently released wedding movies show brides taking their entourage to their wedding dress appointments. It’s become a tradition, almost, that brides enlist the help of their family and friends to collectively choose her dream dress.

Because of this representation in film and television, we now think it’s normal to take your bridesmaids and family members, even if you’d usually prefer clothes shopping by yourself.

Shopping by ourselves

As an adult woman, I actively avoid shopping with others. There’s something relaxing about milling around clothes racks and making decisions alone. I understand it CAN be helpful to have a friend there to tell you what looks good and what looks absolutely awful on you, but usually I can make those calls for myself. And I’m sure a lot of brides out there would feel the same.

Among the many great things about wedding dress shopping by yourself, is the fact that you can go anytime, anywhere. There’s no hassle surrounding ‘when everyone’s free’, and you could even pop round to the local bridal boutique during your lunch break!

Additionally, bridal boutiques are usually quieter midday on weekdays, meaning more time and more one-on-one help from staff! This is a great time to ask professionals what style and fabric really suits you, and get a feel for what style goes with what you envision for your day.

Your entourage will cloud your judgement

While some might call it encouragement, I’d call it peer pressure. There’s nothing like a team of excited family and friends crying and cheering and saying “This is the one!” to make you say yes to the wrong dress.

Brides often end up with wedding dress regret because they picked a dress everyone else said they looked great in, but perhaps didn’t particularly reflect their personality or suit their style. If they’d gone shopping by themselves, perhaps their judgement would not have been clouded by the opinions of others.

Adelaide’s most popular wedding car

Classic Jags

Winner of the ABIA Hall of Fame 2016 for Jaguar Wedding Transport, Classic Jags offers four vehicle styles to choose from for your special day. Adelaide’s oldest 1949 MKV Jaguar specialist, you have the choice between 1949 Mark V Jaguars, Royal Daimlers, a 1970 XJ6 Series 1 Jaguar, and a MKV Convertible. All chauffeured vehicles are air conditioned, have luxurious red or gold leather, complementary drinks, and include a red carpet, ribbons, and tulle. Check out Classic Jags’ fleet today, and begin planning your statement arrival!

Cloud Seven Limousines

Promising nothing less than red carpet service, arrive in style to your special day with Cloud Seven Limousines! These vehicles are driven by fully uniformed and courteous chauffeurs, and the service includes complimentary sparkling white wine or non alcoholic wine, a red carpet, and the ability to decorate the car to your liking. And, specialising in making your day run smoothly, you’re sure to have a relaxing, stress-free ride with luxuriousCloud Seven Limousines.

Kombis4u

Voted Best Wedding Transport in South Australia at the 2014 ABIA Awards, Kombis4u offers a stylish, timeless, and fun way to travel to your wedding day. Providing a high level of service, these chauffeur driven Kombis are fully renovated for your wedding transport needs. Check out their gallery and reviews, and read what happy couples have to say about their experience Kombis4u!

P&K Limousines

With a choice of luxury White 11 seater Chrysler 300C Limousines, and new white Holden Caprice Sedans, P&K Limousine offers to make your special day as memorable as possible. Their fully chauffeured luxury limousines are complete with ribbon, tulle, and a red carpet, and come with complimentary champagne and soft drinks on the day. Check out P&K Limousines today and view their fleet in person!

Baileys Limousines

An established professional limousine business, Baileys Limousines offers a choice of three different limos for your special day. A fully accredited and licensed company, these limousines provide a chauffeured service, complete with complimentary drinks, wedding ribbons of your choice, tulle, child seats for flower girls and page boys, and red carpet service on the day. Check out their fleet today, and allow Baileys Limousines to deliver that extra special something for your wedding!

Wedding venues in Melbourne with something special

St Andrews Conservatory

With 20 years experience and a multitude of Australian Bridal Industry Awards for Best Hotel Reception, St Andrews Conservatory offers a iconic historic venue for your special day. This venue caters for 60 – 120 seated guests, and 60 – 160 guests cocktail. With its glass roof, natural light simply pools in and illuminates the venue, and gives it an overall sense of romance. And, with a cosy fireplace and the option for a dancefloor, St Andrews Conservatory is perfect for your wedding.

Tatra Receptions

Situated on ten acres of magnificent gardens in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, Tatra Receptions is the perfect setting for your wedding. With easy car access and ample parking, the venue also offers exclusive use of its extensive facilities including its chapel and gazebo. Tatra has everything you need in one delightful venue, with professional and friendly staff to cater to your every wedding need.

Mon Bijuo

Boasting 270 degrees of spectacular Melbourne City views, Mon Bijuo offers its exclusive penthouse for your special day. Set high among the clouds, this simply stunning space is iconic for its gorgeous jewel-inspired interior. Check out their gallery and customer reviews, and find out what other happy couples have to say about Mon Bijuo.

Metropolis Events

Situated at the Southgate precinct, and overlooking the Yarra, Metropolis Events offers a New York loft style venue with spectacular Melbourne City views. Exuding luxury, this venue can accommodate up to 300 seated guests. And, with an on-site ceremony space for up to 200 guests, there’s no need to jump between venues with Metropolis Events!

The Willows

Boasting timeless interior, The Willows offers a wedding venue for couples seeking elegance, simplicity, and distinctiveness. Featuring a restaurant, a full glass conservatory, high ceilings, a licensed granite topped bar, and a dance floor, The Willows caters to both intimate and large soirees. Check out their gallery today!

Brisbane wedding car is the most popular

Golden Gate Limousines

Aiming to make your day as special and easy as possible, Golden Gate Limousines offers a fleet consisting of White Chrysler 300C Super Stretch 11 seat limos, and the newest Ford 13, 11, nine, and seven seater super stretch and stretch limousines to ensure you arrive in style. Promising the utmost luxury at affordable prices, these vehicles are always in immaculate condition, and deliver the red carpet treatment you deserve on your big day. Check out Golden Gate Limousines today – you won’t be disappointed.

Limoso Luxury Transport

ABIA Transport Winner of the Year 2013, Limoso Luxury Transport prides themselves on delivering the best possible service and a large range of vehicles to choose from for your special day. Taking extra car with the car of your choosing, Limoso takes the cars off the road before the wedding and gives them a full detail – inside and outside. No wedding is too big or too small, so trust Limoso Luxury Transport to ensure you arrive in style!

Kenz Classic

Operating since 1987, Kenz Classic offers a choice of white 1950s Mark VIII and IX Jaguars, and a 1936 Dodge six passenger limousine for a statement arrival to your wedding day. All cars are Queensland Transport licensed limousines, and all driven by trained, uniformed chauffeurs for a five-star experience. For something extra special for your already special day, check out Kenz Classic today!

Tic Tac Tours & Premier Limousines

Proud winners of the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) for Best Wedding Transport provider in Queensland for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2015, Tic Tac Tours & Premier Limousines offers to help create a memorable occasion of your already special wedding day. Priding themselves on offering a high standard of professional service, all vehicles are immaculate, and driven by impeccably dressed chauffeurs. And, with the flexibility to tailor their basic package, Tic Tac Tours & Premier Limousines has everything you need to ensure your day is truly unforgettable.