I want your advice in a situation that has become very difficult for me and I need to find the best way to solve it.

Dear Dulce:

I want your advice in a situation that has become very difficult for me and I need to find the best way to
solve it.

I am getting married this November. I had decided to go shopping for my wedding dress with my
mother, mother-in-law, 2 sisters and my 5 bridesmaids. What I thought was to be a happy occasion has
become a disaster! When trying on the 2 dresses that I love the most, I got some negative comments
and was very hurt and disheartened. When this happened my mother said it was my fault for bringing
so many people to give opinions. As you can see it was not a happy occasion. She wants me to make
my decision without all the bridesmaids and mother-in-law. What should I do?

Carolina B.

Dear Carolina:

Your mother is right. That is why bridal consultants always recommend limiting to two or three people
accompanying the bride when shopping for her dress. As women, we find it very difficult to be totally
objective and almost always our personal taste and personality influences whether negative or positive.
You have a very polite way to let everyone know that you will be doing the final decision with your
mother and sisters or the 2/3 people that you choose. Tell everyone that you want an element of
surprise and you want to surprise them all with your final decision.

Good luck!

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