Wedding dress expert shares worst comment people make that leaves brides ‘in tears’

The owner of a bridal shop has shared some of the mistakes brides and their friends and family make when attending wedding dress appointments – including the comments that should be avoided

Shannon Martin owns Dotty Bridal in West Yorkshire(Shannon Martin)

Planning a wedding is an exciting, albeit rather stressful time, with lots of different things to consider – from the venue, to the number of guests and the food you want to serve.

Another wonderful part of the planning experience is going shopping with your nearest and dearest to find your dream dress.

However, it turns out there are some all-important dos and don’ts when it comes to bridal shop appointments that many people might not know about.

Thankfully an expert has shed light on the mistakes people commonly make and the comments you should avoid making when a bride-to-be is trying on different gowns.

Shannon Martin, the owner of Dotty Bridal in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, and a former candidate on The Apprentice, explained that one of the biggest mistakes brides make when arriving for their appointment is not coming in with an open mind.

Wedding dress shopping can be so exciting, but there are several mistakes brides should avoid(Getty Images)

She told The Mirror: “A lot of the time, brides come in with pictures that they’ve seen on the internet or that a celebrity has worn, or pictures of dresses from Pinterest that you then can’t ever find because they don’t exist, which is all good and well, and we do encourage people to have a vision of what they like and what their style is, but where they then go wrong is not letting the stylists pick out other options for them.

“In our store, we work very much like a stylist basis and treat the appointment as though it is like a personal shopper appointment that you would get in a high-end department store.

Unhelpful comments from friends and family can leave a bride ‘in tears’(Getty Images/iStockphoto)