Post # 1
I did something really weird the other day. Initially I went back home to go dress shopping with my mom. I had an idea of what I wanted, and i found a dress I really liked with her but I felt like I couldn’t be honest about what I really liked. Again when i went back to chicago I went shopping with my friends and I felt like they and everyone in the store was kind of steering me in one direction or the other. So one day i had off from work, and I just went into macy’s bridal to look. The one on state street- its an awesome store..and i had this consultant who was like my adopted russian mom. I had the best time and I fell in love with my dress and bought it. I couldn’t even belive I did that but I just loved it. I think my mom was a little dissapointed that i changed the intial dress but for the first time i could really see what I wanted..
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I bought mine all by myself, too. I wanted to look around before mom drove 5 hours to come see me and go shopping with me. Well I found it and bought it! I still got to show it to her later. It was just easiest this way, what can you do?
hey I tried that dress on! It’s gorgeous. You could see my blue undies right through it in the dressing room in front of everyone. OOPS!
Post # 5
good to know, no blue undies on the wedding day. lol
Post # 6
I went shopping alone at Kleinfeld after having gone to other shops with my fiance. I thought shopping alone was intimidating.
And I loooove that dress. It was between that one and one other for me (I went with the other because it’d be easier to clean and alter). The beading pattern on the Lazaro 3865 is beyond words.
Post # 7
I also went dress shopping by myself and found my dress!!! 🙂 I brought my soon to be sister in laws the following week to show them the dress, but I made the decision when I went shopping alone. I had been to so many different places and needed to make the decision for myself without a bunch of other opinions. It worked out perfectly!
Post # 8
Hey, at least I had boy cut shorts on, not a thong
That’s ok, i had to be the butt of somebody’s joke that day and brides are way too uptight when they dress shop! So at least i was a mood-lightener if anything!
Post # 9
Yup I shopped quite a few times alone. I went with some friends on a couple of occasions, but found it easier to just shop by myself and not bother my friends/family too much. The dress I eventually picked was done all by myself (well FI came with me but didn’t see the dress at all). I later showed pics of it to my MOH, bridesmaids, FSIL, and FMIL and everyone loved it!
Post # 10
I shopped by myself a few times, but will admit that I brought my MOH for the final, check-writing decision. I found it liberating, and like I could ask the associate to be really honest about what she thought (she is, after all, the professional) without her worrying about offending anyone.
Post # 11
Sometimes having people with you tend to sway your opinion, of you get too much of them and not enough of you. That’s great you were able to find a dress on your own. And it’s not like you didn’t dress shop with your mom at all… at least she still got the experience of it.
Post # 12
I went alone and found the dress on the first go. I don’t like being doted on so this felt better. I called my mom, dress was in my home town, and had her run over after I found the one. Do whatever makes you happiest!
Post # 13
That’s a beautiful dress and I’m glad you had a good dress shopping experience!
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
I tried on dresses with my mom and some bridesmaids but when I actually went and made the final decision and bought my dress, I was alone! I felt like it let me be truly honest about which one I liked best and felt most comfortable in without having to worry about whether my mom wanted more beading, or my friends wanted more poof, etc…
Post # 15
I only went dress shopping with people in tow once, and that was my token trip to Kleinfeld. If you ask any dress consultant, they will say the #1 mistake people make is bringing too many people with you. I had fun, but got a ton of ‘deer in the headlight’ stares I had no idea what they were thinking. Plus, it’s hard to take a step back and think “Do i really like this?”
After that, I went to Vera Wang, Saks, Kleinfeld again, Wedding Atelier and finally Priscilla of Boston by myself. No one batted an eyelash or looked twice at me, it was so much easier for me and the employees and went a lot faster and quite honestly was more fun. I found and bought my dress by myself, to this day no one else has seen it in person.
Post # 16
I took people shopping with me the first two times and I found a lot of beautiful dresses but not “the one.” The day I got my dress, I got off work early and went to a little boutique that was having a huge sale. When I saw it on the hanger I thought, hmmm, what about that one?? Then when I saw it on me, I knew that was it. She asked if I wanted my family to come see it first but I knew, it had everything I wanted while other dresses only had one or two things I wanted. I got it for $499 marked down from $1150!!