Post # 1
So I am super excited to be going dress shopping Friday. I have four appointments lined up throughout the day, and my cousin is coming with me. My poor mother has to work, I am very disappointed she can’t come but I will bring her back and show her the ones I really love.
I am definitely not buying, just seeing what I like. My FAVE dress is the Michelle Roth Marina, which is my profile pic and the only stores that have her line are in New York, California, and Minnesota (i know right, MINNESOTA??)
Ok I am getting off track but for the girls who have been through this already what is your advice for wedding dress shopping?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Try on ANYTHING – you never know what you’ll love on your body even if you hate it on the hanger.
Most people say to wear underwear you wouldn’t mind other people seeing you in, but I didn’t ever have anyone come in the dressing room with me…
I’d just say wear something that’s easy to get in and out of – no sneakers!
Post # 4
Make sure you keep an open mind. Try on a variety of dress shapes, and even things you do not care for on the hanger. Things look a lot different on then on the hanger. The dress I ended up buying is a lot different from what I thought I wanted. Also, do not just go off of pics you have seen online. Try to listen to others opinions, but make sure you are not pressured by others opinions. Have fun!!! I loved loved dress shopping, cant wait to wear my dress!!
Post # 5
Wear makeup that isn’t going to rub off on dresses
Don’t be surprised if what you have in your head that will look good and what actually looks good don’t exactly match up
Try on different cuts so you can get an idea if a cut you hadn’t considered is actually awesome looking on you.
Post # 6
@ amanda you never had anyone come in the dressing room with you??? wow! Every place I went to would not allow me to put on a dress with out help!
Post # 7
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
@july112010 – I didn’t try on any big poofy dresses, which I guess are the ones you really need help with…I had one lady help me zip a dress up, but that was about it!
Post # 8
since you are still at the beginning stage of finding a perfect dress, you’d want to be able to take photos of yourself in ALL dresses you try on, so, i’d suggest you to only go to the ones that allow you to take photos.
some salons don’t, and you’ll end up regretting wasting time at the salon because you have nothing to refresh your memory with and to compare with other gowns you tried on, that means, you’ll want to go to a salon that allows you to take photos and try on all the same dresses again.
Post # 9
Contrary to what the sterotypes may be, Minnesota is pretty much the coolest state in the Union.
Watch out coasts! lol!
Post # 10
Definitely wear something easy to get into and out of. Maybe a pair of heels if you don’t want to wear the same sample heels in the dressing room that hundreds of other people have tried on.
Also, if you’re the kind of person that likes to shop around, like me, then definitely look at several places and try on different styles just so you’ll be satisfy that there’s no other dress out there for you when you finally do make the purchase.
I went wedding dress shopping over a span of 4 months, went to at least 10 stores and tried on maybe 20 dresses. When I finally did buy my dress, it was one of the first dresses that I tried on and fell in love with. But at least now I know that I’ve considered all other options and that there’s nothing out there that compares.
Post # 11
@MissLoveBird haha, touché!
Good advice ladies! Thanks!
Post # 12
I’ll second what everyone else has said!
Try on everything! I really did not like my dress on the hanger, and I completely fell in love with it when it was on. Thins look SO different on you than they do on the hanger.
Also, try on lots of styles, because you never know what will be perfect on you.
I also suggest doing your hair and makeup. Not fancy or anything like that, but for me, when I go shopping, if I try something on and I feel like I look like a mess, then I don’t like anything. That’s just me, though.
Have fun!!! 🙂
Post # 13
I think I will do my hair and make nice, I agree with you DecemberBride.
Post # 14
I second doing your hair and makeup and trying on things you might not think you like very much.
I also suggest wearing or at least bringing shoes that are close to the heel height you are planning on wearing for the big day. Also, bring water and snacks to keep you going if you are doing four appointments in one day. Don’t try on dresses you really can’t afford and if you don’t like something you put on or it isn’t flattering just take it off and move on. And last, have fun!