Planning a wedding can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. When deciding on your perfect wedding gown – you want to make sure that it is exactly what you want. To decide which dress will give you the wow factor, many brides are opting for a Bridal Dress Try On Party. Having a party with your bridal party will help you get good and honest opinions about each dress that you come across during your search for the perfect dress. It is best to enlist a few close friends and family members who are also in a position to give an honest opinion about your dress choices.
What is a bridal dress try-on party?
A bridal dress try-on party is a fun, relaxed way to try on bridal and bridesmaid dresses with your friends and family. It creates a special bonding experience, and it’s the perfect place to get feedback from your loved ones. You can even have your mom be there to help you decide which dress you like best!
The idea behind a bridal dress try-on party is simple: invite everyone over, let them pick out some dresses they like, and then let them try them on! It’s an easy process that will make choosing your dream wedding dress much less stressful.
Why is it so important?
In the past, bridal parties were made up of family members and close friends. Today, though, more and more brides are including their maids in the wedding planning process from the very beginning. This helps build trust between everyone involved and allows everyone to feel more invested in the day-of event.
A bridal dress try-on party can also help give your maids an understanding of what type of dress you want them to wear. They’ll be able to see the style options available so they can pick something that will complement their own personal style while still looking great in photos with you on your big day.
At the same time, it’s important that they feel comfortable with their outfit choices so they’re not worried about how they look on their clothing items for the big day.
In-Store vs. Trying at Home
Trying on dresses is a big part of the wedding planning process, but it can be overwhelming and even expensive. When you’re inviting all your friends and family to try on dresses with you, it can get even more complicated.
Trying on your wedding dress at home is a lot less stressful than trying it on in-store. If you want to DIY your own bridal party, make sure everyone has plenty of time to get ready before they head to your place. That way, they’ll have time to do their hair and makeup and won’t feel rushed or under pressure.
If you still want to check out some dresses in person before making your final pick, try an online retailer like ModCloth or BHLDN that offers free shipping and returns. You can order a few styles in advance and then return whatever doesn’t fit or isn’t quite right after trying them on with friends and family at home first. This way, you don’t have to worry about going into an appointment unprepared or trying something on without knowing what it looks like first (which can be pretty scary).
What to Prepare Beforehand？
You’ve found the dress! Now it’s time to start planning your bridal dress try-on party.
Here’s what to prepare beforehand for trying at home:
1. Make a list of all your friends and family who will be coming to the party. If you want to invite more than 20 people, consider hosting it at a local bridal store or venue that can accommodate larger groups.
2. Plan the date, time, and location of the event. This can be as simple as inviting everyone over for dinner at your house or as elaborate as renting out an entire restaurant or hotel ballroom.
3. Decide whether you’d like to serve food and/or drinks at the event and plan accordingly if so (serve finger foods if you’re having an indoor party).
4. Purchase any decorations that you’d like for the event — flowers, candles, tablecloths, etc — and set them up before guests arrive (this will help keep things moving along quickly).
Here are some tips on how to hold a successful in-store try-on party:
Plan the date and time. A good rule of thumb is two months before the wedding so that there’s enough time for alterations if necessary. Depending on how far in advance you’d like to hold your event, plan accordingly.
Figure out which stores you’d like to invite guests to visit with you during your try-on session. If you have a budget in mind, make sure that all stores are within that price range so that no one feels pressured by having to spend more money than they planned.
Make sure each store has plenty of time available for this event — at least three hours — so that everyone gets ample time with each dress option and no one feels rushed or pressured into making an impulsive decision based purely on timing constraints!
If possible, book appointments at each store at the same time, so that guests can rotate between stores and you don’t have to worry about keeping track of who’s at what store. Make sure the stores are all within a short distance of each other — preferably within walking distance — so no one has to drive anywhere after their appointments!
The Whole Process to DIY the Try-on Party
Bridal gown try-on parties are the perfect way to find your dream dress, with friends and family all there to support you. However, it can be difficult to get everything organized, especially when there are so many different things that need to be done.
Here is a simple process for how to DIY the best bridal dress try-on party:
Prepare A Budget
The first step towards throwing a successful bridal dress try-on party is creating a budget and sticking to it. You need to decide how much money you are willing to spend for this event as well as set aside funds for other expenses such as food and drinks. The budget should be enough for everyone in attendance at the party.
Choose your location
If you’re having the party at home, make sure that there’s ample room for people to move around and try on dresses. You’ll also want space for food and drinks, as well as for any other activities you’re planning (such as manicures or hairstyling). If you’re considering renting a space instead of using your home, check out local venues that offer event rentals or ask around for recommendations from friends who’ve hosted similar parties before.
Hire a venue.
Book a reception room at a hotel or other venue for your event. This will provide privacy and allow you to have drinks and food at the event. You will also want somewhere with space for people to try on dresses and move around freely.
Request an appointment with your local bridal shop or designer’s representative.
You should call or email the store or designer’s representative ahead of time to request an appointment at which they will bring dresses in your size range (plus sizes welcome!). Most shops will charge an hourly rate for this service, but if they cannot accommodate you at that time they may be able to recommend another store in town that does offer appointments during off hours. Or you can try to find a local women’s clothing manufacturer to provide bulk tailor-made clothing for the bride and all bridesmaids.
Invite only the girls you really want there
If your best friend’s mom is coming along with your mom, that’s fine — but she might not be interested in trying on dresses and she might not have a lot of advice to give you. Try to limit the invite list to people who actually want to be there and who will offer useful feedback about what looks good on you or what doesn’t work for them.
Plan activities accordingly
If you know that some of your guests will need to be getting ready early or leaving later than others, make sure there’s enough time for everyone to get everything done by the end of the evening — especially if there are multiple stylists working with people throughout the evening!
Once everyone arrives, divide them into groups of three or four people each to help keep things organized and efficient. Then, have each group go into one room with a dress rack set up with all of the sample gowns so that each group can see all of the options at once.
You should also have small tables set up in the room with all of the accessories available for people to try on as well — veils, jewelry, shoes and anything else that might go with their outfit choice.
After the Party
Once all of the dresses have been tried on, it’s time to have a cocktail hour (or two) and relax. This is your chance to celebrate with family and friends. If you’re hosting a bridal shower, consider decorating your home with candles and flowers to make it feel like an event. If you’re hosting a bachelorette party, make sure there’s plenty of food and drink available. The best part of any bridal shower or bachelorette party is celebrating with the bride-to-be!
The planning and organizing of a wedding can be extremely stressful for newlyweds, and the bridal dress shopping experience can often be one of the most stressful parts. By having an invite-only bridal dress try-on party, you can make this part of the wedding planning process easier on yourself, and create a memorable moment in your loved one’s life.