Confusing and Emotional Dress Shopping Day

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Girl, I totally feel you. I burst into tears at a bridal boutique because it was like two million degrees, they didn’t have a chair my grandma could sit in, I could barely get my arms through this stupid bateau neckline, and the box I was supposed to be standing on was, like, smaller than a shoebox–and everyone wanted me to stand there and twirl and look pretty!

So no, I don’t think you’re crazy. I had an easier time getting excited when I tried on dresses that were more comfortable for me (so… not mermaid styles), when the stores weren’t too busy, and when I went with a very laidback friend who didn’t really care if I stared at myself for 5 minutes or 1.

But hey, if you’re done shopping, you’re done! And if you want to go back, well, that’s totally cool too. 🙂

Post # 4
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Shonzilla:  I have yet to actually go try on dresses (first appt on Feb 13), but I have a feeling that I will be the same way. I’m actually not looking forward to looking for a dress AT. ALL. I HATE HATE HATE clothes shopping so I can’t imagine this will be any better…ugh.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Shonzilla:  Totally have felt the same way.  I make my mind up pretty quickly on what is “wow!” and what is “next!” whatever is next…I’m straight back in that change room and get it off me!!!  You don’t need to stand there all day if you don’t want to!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I went 3x dress shopping and I mean I went to 3 shops.  I bursted in tears if they left me in a dress more than 3 minutes.  If I didn’t like it I wanted it off.  I didn’t want to be squeezed any tighter into the dress with clips.  Get it off!!!  The last time I tried on dress, I think it took us 20 minutes to try on 15 dress, most we decided after trying on one that one wasn’t gonna work.  When I got the dress similar to the one I end up buying online.  I started crying happy tears, I knew it was the one I wanted, it looked the best and I was totally happy with it.  Then I didn’t want to take it off! I totally got ya!!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Shonzilla:  It IS stressful, you have to take all your clothes off and clambour in a heavy dress that is either too big or too small with everyone looking at you.  You’re not aloe in feeling like this….  but maybe you could try a smaller store, with just your mom?  So you have a bit more space and time?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Shonzilla:  it’s the number one reason that I only went to one bridal boutique. I went there the first time with friends and the second time was to just get the dress. It’s hot, amd gross thinking about all the other people who’ve squeezed their bodies into a Sample dress. 

I’d recommend don’t bring an entourage and only wear dresses you’re fully comfortable wearing, for me it was only fit n flares, for you it may be a-line or whatever. 

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