BridalXOXO offers a special Pampering™ Package which includes: One of our dressmakers will come to your home, the chapel or hotel to assist with the dressing of the bride and also to help bustle your dress for your wedding. You’ve picked a wedding dress, gone to fittings, planned the day, and gotten your hair and makeup done. Now’s the time to put on your bridal gown, but you can’t do it alone. So who should be in the room zipping zippers and buttoning buttons? Here are a few ideas from our experts.
The most traditional option for who to have help you put your dress on is Mom. She’s been there for you since day one, so why not have her there on your wedding day? There’s also a good chance she was with you when you picked out your dress and at least one fitting, meaning she’s seen how to get your dress on and is probably familiar with your bustle. Want to keep the moment family-only? Consider asking your sister to step in to help with all the buttons.
Another common choice is to have your maid of honor be the one who helps put your dress on. She may do it alone, giving the two of you a moment of peace and calm, or she might have all your bridesmaids behind her to point out if she missed a button or help her hold your bodice while she laces the corset. Of course, a bride who opts to include the entire bridal party in the dressing process should remember that her ladies will be seeing a lot more of her than they may have before — there isn’t much room for a bra and boyshorts under most wedding gowns!
If your bridal party or Mom isn’t available though, who is going to help you make sure everything is in perfect order and all the buttons are buttoned? There is no one better than the person that was there for all of your fittings, saw you get changed a few times already, and knows your gown better than anyone. The seamstress or dress designer.