(Closed) Dress shopping alone?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I went alone first, and then I went with FI’s aunt and cousin. I had a good time going alone, but I felt a bit intimidated with all of the choices. I got better input and a better idea of what I really wanted when I took the other ladies with me, as weird as it sounds. 

I know lots of girls go alone though and LOVE it! It just wasn’t for me.  

Post # 4
7312 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Did it. Loved it.

I usually go clothes shopping alone, so I didnt treat wedding dress shopping any differently. Once I found my dress, I showed Mr. LK photos for his approval, then took my Mom and DS with me for a second appointment to get their opinions. Everyone agreed, so I bought it. And done.

Post # 5
9073 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I went with my mother but she gave me zero input. Not even when I was trying on dresses.

So, I essentially went alone. I had a good time chatting with the assistant lady, and I didn’t think it was a big deal.

Post # 6
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I went buy myself. I feel I’m more efficient that way. My mom doesn’t live in my state and she’s always been honest with how I look so I’m fairly certain my trained opinion will matter more than a bunch of people “oooohing” and “awwwing” at me. 


I ended up gettin my dress online and custom made just because I hated everything available to me in stores. I prefered it that way… I didn’t need people stroking my ego just so that I would drop money on a dress. 


You know when you look good and you know when you look bad.


Post # 7
4496 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think going alone, especially the first time you go, would be really relaxing and much less overwhelming. I went with my mom and her and I had completely different visions. She either wanted me in a giant ball gown or a simple sheath. Now, I love ballgowns, but I’m 4’10” so something that massive would swallow me up. I LOVE sheaths too, but its just not what I wanted or had in mind. I spent SO much time trying on dress after dress that she suggested or brought to me. If I had gone alone I could have narrowed it down a lot faster and gone right for what I like.

Post # 8
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I went alone. It was different since I’m obsessed with wedding shows and its the total opposite. I found my dress and it was peaceful lol

Post # 9
149 posts
Blushing bee

I went alone. My mom and sister are on the west coast and it would have been impossible to wait for them.  It was fine, I think I made a good decision and had fun nonetheless.

Post # 10
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I went alone one time to go back to see if I really wanted a particular gown or not without the pressure from my peers and fam. I will say it was strange especially since I went on a Saturday and saw all the big groups of brides with their fams. I felt a bit sad :/ but got over it.



Post # 11
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I enjoyed going alone.  I went by myself for the first couple times.  Then I thought maybe I should bring my mom, and so for two visits I did, but I think it was actually better when I was on my own.  Mom really isn’t into shopping or dresses and she just kept saying she didn’t know about this stuff.

After I bought my dress, I did bring my bridesmaids in to see it on me (we were shopping for their dresses at the same time).  That was fun and very un-stressful.

Post # 12
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@bananapancakes96:  I went alone.  No one invited to our Destination Wedding lived in my state!  In the end we eloped.


You don’t look for feed back from others and it’s easier to concentrate on how you feel in the gown.


Post # 13
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I went by myself a couple of times. It was fun! I actually enjoyed being able to try things on in my own space before taking friends/family to see things, and random strangers can be amazingly friendly and supportive.

Only problem is a lot of bridal salons don’t allow photos, so it made it hard to get a full visual on things and remember the choices later.

Post # 14
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I did exactly that.  We’re eloping too.  It was a bit hard since I’m sooo indecisive.  But when all is said and done, you end up with a gown that YOU love…not something that your friends or family may picture you in.  And be sure to take pictures and don’t let the sales consultant pressure you into buying until you’re ready.

Post # 15
12071 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

this makes me feel so much better that I will likely be going alone – my sisters, mom, and BM’s are all in different provinces so we can’t be together.  a friend did offer to come with me but I think i’d rather go alone and I thought I was weird.  you bees just made me happy!

Post # 16
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I went by myself a few times. I had a hell of a time picking a dress so I probably went shopping about 25 times, and didn’t want to drag my family for all of that. It’s a different experience but you are completely in control and won’t be swayed by opinions of others. 

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