THE MOH GUIDE TO WEDDING GOWN SHOPPING
MOH DUTIES: GOWN SHOPPING
The day has come to watch your BFF try on wedding gowns, veils, headpieces and anything under the sun. It's GO time, but you need to play smart. Think about what she may need throughout the day and what she's definitely not interested in. Watch her mannerisms, pick up on her tics and diffuse any tension that may arise. If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed and have a group of attendees to manage, make sure to follow these tips.
1. CLICK AWAY
BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER. I can't stress this enough, but make sure to take a million photos and videos of each and every dress that is worth documenting. Close-up shots, side profiles, portrait, group photos, dress and veil-you name it, you shoot it. The more photos the better, so be sure to pack a charger or battery.
2. BE PREPARED
Be prepared by packing all the essentials the bride and group may need. Bring small snacks and refreshments to eliminate anyone becoming thirsty or hangry. Pack bobby pins, hair clips and rubberbands so the bride can easily change hairstyles. Remind the bride to bring heels and a different style of undergarment should a particular gown call for it. And most importantly, bring some bubbly to celebrate the occassion!
3. RESPECT HER BUDGET
Find out what number she's comfortable with spending and help her stick to it. Ask questions and learn as much as you can about the costs associated (fittings, alterations, etc.) with purchasing a gown so the bride is aware of what's to come.
4. KNOW WHEN TO CALL IT
If the bride seems a bit flustered, make a point to change the environment. Go for a quick bite to eat or a walk around the block so the bride can digest the day. Inform her that a decision does not need to be made just yet, and that waiting a day or two can make all the difference.