Post # 1
My fiance live in a very rural community in northwestern Wisconsin and all of our family and friends are in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have my heart set on buying a Nicole Miller gown (style FV0006) but I can’t find anyplace in Cincinnati that has the gown so that I can try it on and get opinions from my mom, sister, close friends, etc…
I have found a store in Minneapolis that has it, so I can try it on, but I would be doing it solo.
I’m a pretty strong and independent decision maker so I don’t really need anyone else to come and help me make up my mind…if I loved a dress and they hated it, I would buy it anyway. Still, I am kind of sad that they dont’ get to share this experience.
Has anyone else bought their dress completely on their own, without any reassurance from family or friends?
Post # 3
I bought mine on my own. It was actually much easier that way. I know my style and what I’m comfortable. I’m sure my sister or mom would have thought something different. I’m happy with my decision. If you know yourself and know that you’d do whatever you have in mind anyway, go for it!
Post # 4
Can you maybe go and take lots of pictures to share? The first time I tried on my dress, my BFF was with me. The 2nd time, when I actually ordered it, my dad was with me.
Post # 5
I bought my dress without anyone seeing me in it, but I did show pics to my mom of models wearing it. I actually also showed pics to FI to be sure he’d be okay with me wearing a dress that’s probably not what he expects.
If you have your heart set on it, go for it! If you want some advice, is there anyone you could bring just to give you some feedback? Or, think about it like this: if you took someone and they said it wasn’t that great, what would your reaction be?
Post # 6
<span style=”font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: ‘Verdana’,’sans-serif'”>I went by myself and I am so glad I did. I was able to make my own decision and of course everyone loved my choice after I showed them what I bought.
Post # 7
I bought my dress of the ‘net without ever seeing it in person or trying it on. It was the last one they had in my size so I snatched it up as quick as I could. 🙂 Nobody has seen me in it yet, but when I show a picture of it on a maniquin (SP?) everyone loves it.
I didn’t want a "normal" white dress and didn’t want to have a gaggle of people with me to try on dresses so I did it my own way! 🙂
Post # 8
I went by myself to get my dress and I ended up loving it. The key for me was to find a helpful saleswoman (although even without that I would have been fine). I really liked just having my opinion influencing me.
Post # 9
I’m only taking my mom because she’s footing the bill, but otherwise I could not care less about what other people think of my wedding dress. When it became ok for people to criticize others’ clothing so openly and with such authority is beyond me….! Everyone’s got an opinion, but yours matters most, you have to wear the dress.
Post # 10
I bought my dress on my own. I had shopped with family and friends before, but didn’t find anything. In the end, it was actually easier for me to make the decision alone. I’m usually pretty decisive, but with tons of people around it got caught in the din. You’re the one who will wear it…you’re the one who should love it.
Really pretty dress, bTW, I looked it up 🙂
Post # 11
Thanks girls, I feel better about doing it alone!
Post # 12
I don’t think it’s that big of an issue! you’re either going to love a dress yourself or not! dispite a third party opinion!
Like you can see many of girls bought their dress on their own, so your not alone! and you could always show us girls options you were looking at for opinions for reassurance
Post # 13
I bought my dress online, like you, being fairly independently minded! Everyone who has seen pictures said, "it looks like the dress I always imagined for you" and now that some people have even seen it in person and they like it too. It will be okay and actually, I think it’s easier to decide on what you want when you don’t have ten competing voices trying to get you into *their* dream dress.
Post # 14
I also went to my bridal apppointment on my own and was very happy with the choice I made! It definitely did help having a salesperson who didn’t try to "sell" me on just any dress…she gave her honest opinions, and some of the other brides and their mothers that were there chimed in with their opinions too. When I showed some of my girlfriends pictures of the dress on me from the appointment they agreed that I had made the right choice. Good luck to you!
Post # 15
I bought my dress on my own. Actually, I took a girl I met twice. But we didn’t really know each very well but I trusted that she’d be honest. And you know what, it didn’t even matter what anyone said. I put the dress on and I KNEW….I coudln’t even tell what she was thinking, maybe that I was crazy for getting a big dress or in awe that it looked so good. I didn’t know. Then the owner of the store was looking at me and didn’t say anything. So, I tromped back to dressing room and proceeded to the next dress, which was just blah. Then one more, and it was blah, and then the owner was like "you’re just going through the motions now"….What!!
I had found the perfect dress and I knew it. I wanted to see everyone else’s reaction but the only one that matter was mine. And you know, I went back and put that dress on again and I never wanted to take it off.
Trust yourself. And feel proud that you are getting the dress you want and not one that you end up getting talked into. If other people are there you might be more likely to buy something they like and not something you love.
Post # 16
I bought a dress with the help of my mom and took as many pictures as I could take. I showed them to everyone (family, friends, and even co-workers) and honestly regret doing that. Not only was I confused about my decision, but which I would have just gone with what I wanted in the first place.
Go with that you think is best.